Three financial associations covering rural and agricultural interests in some of the most prime farming counties in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois are recommending a merger to their respective members and stockholders with a proposed headquarters in Sun Prairie.

Directors from Badgerland Financial, of Prairie du Sac, as well as AgStar Financial Services, of Mankato, Minnesota, and 1st Farm Credit Services, of Normal, Illinois, unanimously voted to recommend the merger Thursday, according to a statement released by Badgerland Financial. Read the full story here.

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