Alliance Grain Co. is a farmer-owned cooperative providing grain marketing and handling services focused on enhancing the profitability of its farmer-owners while preserving the financial integrity of the cooperative.
Established in 1991, Alliance Grain Co. is a farmer-owned elevator system that includes thirteen elevators throughout East Central Illinois. Alliance Grain has operations in Anchor, Bellflower, Cabery, Campus, Charlotte, Colfax, Cropsey, Cullom, Gibson City (West and Middle), Melvin, Saybrook and Sibley. Eight of these elevators are rail load-out accessible via our Bloomer Line rail company. Approximately 22 million bushels of grain can be stored at these elevator locations.
On a daily basis, the services of Alliance Grain include grain storage, marketing assistance and off-farm hauling--to name a few--all at competitive prices. Being farmer-owned has helped us visualize all aspects of agricultural production. Shareholders (producers) elect board members from 10 districts. These 11 board members, with one at large, discuss the operations of the elevator and represent their district. This management system has kept Alliance Grain Cooperative thriving these last 20 years.
September 1991 - Alliance Grain Cooperative is formed with a consolidation vote from the shareholders of Anchor Grain Co. and The Farmer's Grain of Gibson City.
April 1992 - Foosland Grain is acquired by contract with facilities at Foosland & Bellflower.
August 1994 - Famer's Grain of Charlotte and shareholders voted to merge with Alliance Grain Co.