How Agricultural Co-ops Contribute to the Economy

Montana producers opt into co-ops

Thanks to the state’s agricultural cooperatives, Montana farmers and ranchers – including those in the state’s most rural areas – have a strong support system that gives them a leg up when it comes to finding a market for their products.

Many of these ag co-ops continue to thrive with assistance from the Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC), which promotes and develops cooperatives to benefit the rural economy and strengthen communities across the state. It also partners with the Montana Council of Cooperatives on several joint projects that support and promote Montana’s co-ops.

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