KANSAS CITY (B)--The leaders of Farmland Industries continue to support the idea of merging with Cenex Harvest States, Farmland's chief executive said Dec. 8, telling the cooperative's members he believes Cenex will revisit the recently failed merger attempt.

In a speech to some 3,000 Farmland members attending the cooperative's annual meeting here, Farmland CEO Harry Cleberg noted the benefits of a merger and defended Farmland's growth strategy and balance sheets, which had both been criticized by some Cenex members during the previous merger discussions.

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