1931 - Soyoil paint was introduced as an early example of using farm production for industrial uses.
1933 - The first gasoline blend (10%) with alcohol produced from corn was brought to market to address the corn surplus problem. This was a product ahead of its time and was later withdrawn because of low volume.
1936 - A marine petroleum terminal at Shawneetown, Ill. was acquired and operated as a joint venture with Wabash Valley Service Company. This was the start of using waterway transportation in the Illinois Farm Supply distribution system.
1937 - Illinois Farm Supply established a Transportation Department to oversee product deliveries to member cooperatives; and the Shawneetown terminal became the property of Illinois Farm Supply Co. This action was the foundation for the critical logistics function within the organization.
1939 - A new marine terminal was constructed at Kingston Mines, Ill. on the Illinois River to assure members of a reliable and efficient source of product supply.