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4:00:51, Feb 22nd 2013

MNFarm says:
Mr. Anfinson, most Cooperatives, especially those that involve farmers, have different levels of sales levels to trigger patronage refunds to its members. I'm not familiar with Farmers Coop but looking at the newsletter it said that patronage checks were mailed and that some came back as the person had moved and that anyone that purchased anything from 1993 to 2012 you should have gotten a patronage check.I found a copy of the Farmers Elevator's last newsletter and I read the General Manager's report. When he talks about needing a quorum for a meeting to start, this is typical of any cooperative and by the looks of it the quorum as determined by Farmers Elevator's by-laws is that 50 members have to be present to be an official meeting. I was a member of a cooperative, that has since merged with another cooperative and at any annual meeting there would maybe be 50 at a meeting and this was a coop that had 3 locations. Depending on where the annual meeting was being held, usually only the farmers that were near-by would attend. If you have any proof that 83 members that didn't spend more than $11,000 in goods/services, I would like to hear it. From you letter it sounds like either you or the coop is lying and after reading their newsletter I'm apt to think you're the one that's not quite telling the whole story.