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Land O’Lakes, Inc. reports results for second quarter 2020

Farmer-owned cooperative posts net earnings of $82 million on $3.5 billion in sales

Land O’Lakes, Inc. reports results for second quarter 2020


ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (August 6, 2020) – Land O’Lakes, Inc. today reported net sales of $3.5 billion and net earnings of $82 million for the second quarter ending June 30, 2020, compared with net sales of $3.8 billion and net earnings of $75 million during the second quarter of 2019.  Year-to-date net sales totaled $7.3 billion with net earnings of $118 million compared to net sales of $7.3 billion and net earnings of $139 million during the same period in the prior year.
While focusing first on employee and member safety, the team has delivered strong operating performance leaning into fast-moving growth areas tied to consumer demand,” said Beth Ford, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc.  “We are showing agility as we meet increasing demand in the Dairy and Feed businesses, deliver a complete suite of data-driven ag tech tools and resources, and support our members as they plant and produce the nation’s food supply.”
Earnings were higher for the quarter due to improved performance in Dairy Foods as strong Retail demand more than offset lower volumes in Foodservice and commodity market volatility due to impacts of COVID-19.  Animal Nutrition showed improved operating performance in both sales and product mix driven by our Premix, Lifestyle Feed, and Milk Replacer segments, which was offset by higher administrative costs. Crop Inputs earnings were below prior year levels primarily due to margin compression and unfavorable product mix in Crop Protection Products.
Ending liquidity was $973 million, up 15% from prior year levels.
More information about the company’s 2020 performance can be found at

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About Land O'Lakes, Inc. 
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2019 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 232 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 99 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Truterra. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minnesota.

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