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Loss Of CPI Dry Plant in Hastings, NE

May 24, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           

[HASTINGS, NE May 24, 2019] — 
The fire at our Dry Fertilizer Facility in Hastings, NE last night is nothing short of a tragedy.  The events of the evening are still under investigation, so no further information is available at this time. “I am very thankful and humbled by all of the outpouring of support we have received from the community of Hastings as well as the leaders of various Nebraska Cooperatives throughout the state. Their concern alone has given me more confidence in the future of the cooperative system,” says Allan Zumpfe, CEO. “We will rebuild this great facility and asset to our company.”

About Cooperative Producers, Inc. — Cooperative Producers, Inc. is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Hastings, Nebraska that currently operates in South Central Nebraska. CPI came into existence in 1978 as a merchandising arm of six area co-ops. CPI as it's known today was formed in 2007 with the final merger of those co-ops and is currently located in 32 communities, with more than 400 employees. CPI offers a wide range of products and services in our agronomy, energy, feed and grain divisions.

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