DES MOINES, IA (September 21, 2022) — Farmers and grain buyers across the Midwest and beyond will now have another option when it comes to marketing their grain thanks to a new partnership between Landus and Consus. This partnership, branded as Consus Direct Powered by Landus, combines the power of education, technology, and cash grain market expertise to expand market access and provide greater insight without the overhead of traditional brick-and-mortar locations.
Consus provides consultation to farmers, commercial businesses, and industry groups throughout the Midwest to inform and educate on grain market movement, connecting buyers and sellers for mutual benefit. Landus is the 7th largest grain company in North America per grain storage capacity. The company serves more than 7,000 farmer-owners in Iowa and Minnesota, and recently announced a new office opened in May 2022 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Across North America, demand for Midwest crops is soaring and Landus is the only agribusiness in Iowa with connections to all seven Class 1 railways. The Consus Direct Powered by Landus partnership further strengthens Landus farmer-owners' position in the supply chain, allowing access to new markets, expanding grain volume, and creating geographic diversity opportunities for grain buyers.
“Landus believes in the power of partnership, and we are thrilled to expand our work with the Consus team and introduce Landus’ data-driven and farmer-focused grain solutions to farmers throughout the Midwest,” said Matt Carstens, president and chief executive officer, Landus. “Through this optimized collaboration with Consus we will expand Landus access beyond the borders of Iowa while still returning value back to Iowa farmers.”
Angie Setzer, co-founder and partner at Consus, is well-known in the grain industry as the @GoddessOfGrain and authors Landus’ daily market commentary, available on the Landus website and Twitter. She is a frequent contributor to widely viewed agricultural broadcasts and has built her consulting business by focusing on providing farmers with unbiased and independent counsel on grain markets, asset management and more.
“We are excited about this new partnership with Landus, allowing us to provide value to the producer through information and service,” said Setzer. “Our desire has always been to provide freedom and flexibility to the farmer and those working for farmers and Consus Direct Powered by Landus will make that possible.”
As a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Iowa, Landus elevates and uplifts thousands of farmers in communities throughout rural America. By activating the power of data to connect key contributors across the ag supply chain, we are helping farmers build sustainable and profitable businesses and activating a more secure food and fuel future for farmers and consumers alike.