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Clarkson Grain Company recently introduced an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for its employees. In partnership with the Clarkson family owners, Clarkson Grain Company employees will receive part ownership in the company. The ESOP provides an investment benefit to help the employees achieve their retirement goals.

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Clarkson_Ken Dallmier_cropClarkson Grain Company is pleased to welcome Ken Dallmier as its new President/Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Dallmier’s main responsibilities will be to oversee the day-to-day operations of the company while developing growth strategies to move Clarkson into the next generation of agriculture. He brings a unique entrepreneurial spirit to his new position that has been the foundation of Clarkson since its beginning in 1974.

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To address the supply-constrained market for organic ingredients and increase domestic organic acreage, Clarkson has introduced Certified Transitional – a new farming and food processing industry certification that provides additional opportunities for food and feed manufacturers to meet consumer demand for organic products. Certified Transitional also allows family farmers to create value by getting a premium for their crops, and sell product before their acreage has fully-transitioned to Certified Organic.

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Clarkson growers reported substantially higher net income from their acres under contract with Clarkson in 2014 compared to their conventional production acres. Growers reported higher gross revenue per acre and generally lower input costs than their conventional acres, especially seed costs. These results are similar to the national results reported by Washington State University.

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