ULYSSES, KAS. — Skyland Grain, L.L.C. and United Prairie Ag, L.L.C. (U.P.A.) announced on Aug. 19 that they will merge on Sept. 1 and will operate under the name Skyland Grain, L.L.C. The Kansas-based companies said the merger will allow them to better serve producers.

With the merger, Skyland Grain L.L.C. will have more than 87 million bus of storage capacity in 36 locations. Skyland Grain currently operates grain-receiving facilities at 27 locations in Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado and has a total licensed grain storage capacity of over 56 million bus.

Skyland has a full-service agronomy department that provides bulk liquid, dry and anhydrous ammonia fertilizers, chemicals and seed, as well as custom application for fertilizer and chemicals.

Skyland will employ 250 employees with the addition of Johnson, Kas.-based U.P.A. The combined companies’ corporate office will be in Ulysses, Kas., and regional administrative offices will be in Johnson and Cunningham.

U.P.A. is a full-service agriculture partner, offering grain operations, agronomy products and services, refined fuels and marketing expertise. It operates elevator facilities in nine communities with 30 million bus of storage capacity and is the managing partner for Santa Fe Grain Terminal, a joint venture with Skyland Grain and ADM Grain Co.