Valley Wide Co-op & Bleyhl Merger – Update, August 8th, 2022
NAMPA, IDAHO and GRANDVIEW, WASHINGTON – Valley Wide Cooperative, and Bleyhl Farm Service members recently voted in favor of a merger of the two companies. Valley Wide members were 87% in favor of the merger, and Bleyhl members were 95% in favor of the merger. Under the Valley Wide name, the combined cooperative will serve 4,000 members and employ more than 1,300 employees across the Pacific Northwest.
For Yakima Valley customers, the name on the door will change on October 1st. Locations, management, crop advisors, and energy representatives will remain the same. As Valley Wide customers, growers can access precision agriculture tools, proprietary custom blended crop inputs, and online buying options. Energy, propane, and fuel customers can look forward to additional technology choices, product assortment, and service and installation options.
This merger will add new Washington farm-supply retail locations to the Valley Wide family in Grandview, Sunnyside, and Zillah. The cooperative will maintain all other operations and staff at 80 locations, with an expanded geographical footprint covering Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
The Valley Wide Board of Directors will add a Board Director position to represent the previous Bleyhl membership. Both cooperatives are preparing their respective operations for the merger, which will take effect on October 1st of this year.