Planted Acres (in mln acres) Corn Soybeans Wheat USDA 06/01/16 94.1 83.7 50.8 Average trade estimate 92.896 83.834 49.869 Highest trade estimate 94.005 85.700 53.916 Lowest trade estimate 92.000 82.100 48.800 USDA March 31 estimate 93.601 82.236 49.599 USDA 2015 final 87.999 82.650 54.644 June 1st Stocks (in bln bu) Corn Soybeans Wheat USDA 06/01/16 4.722 0.870 0.981 Continue Reading
The Goodwine Cooperative Grain company is the oldest operating cooperative elevator still in business in the state of Illinois. The company was incorporated on October 15, 1889. The incorporators were J.H. Rosenberry, Alonzo Carman, Jehu Judy, Robert J. Geddes, and John H. Hoffman. Sixty-seven stockholders subscribed for $3000.00 of the capital stock, which was the original amount issued.
The Goodwine facility, which is where the main office is located today, was the original facility. In 1920, the Alonzo elevator was built 3 miles east of Goodwine. In 1995 the Fountain Creek facility, originally known as Hopwood, was added. The Bryce facility was purchased in 2001 and the East Lynn storage facility was purchased in 2007.
Today, the company has 5 locations with over 4 million bushels of storage, and 15 full time employees. The current members of the Board of Directors are Bruce Crist (President), Steve Rapp (Vice President), Robert Geddes (Secretary), Bill Betka, Doug Van Hoveln, Keith Knapp, and Brent Neukomm.