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CEO Report - September 2018

August 31 marked the end of FY 2018 for Crystal Valley and we tallied sales of approximately $340 million for the year. While the total sales are up from a year ago, our local net savings will be fairly similar to last year’s. Roger Kienholz - Chief Executive Officer
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Donation and Advertising Guidelines

We recently updated our Donation and Advertising guidelines and process. Requests will now be reviewed quarterly on January 31, April 30, July 31, October 31. Ashley Beckius - Chief Human Resource Officer
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Grain Update - Direct Payments

On Monday, August 27th the US Secretary of Ag announced details of the plan to assist farms for the suppressed prices due to the trade war with China. $12 billion was set aside for the program that will be distributed in three ways; direct payments to farmers, food purchase and distribution program and global trade promotion. Kyle Leary - Grain Marketer
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Cenex Total Protection Warranty

Crystal Valley, through our affiliation with CHS, offers an equipment warranty program called the “Cenex Total Protection Plan Warranty” which is primarily offered to just agricultural customers. Chad Larson - Energy Sales Manager
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Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), an effort to ensure that the food that we eat is safe, was signed into law on January 4, 2011. Last year part one was initiated, and compliance with the industry standard Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) was completed. On Monday, September 17, 2018, Crystal Valley is required to comply with the second part of the FSMA which is the Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls. Brad More - Quality Assurance Coordinator
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Now Hiring

Now is the time to start thinking about joining the Crystal Valley team as a seasonal employee. We are currently hiring for a variety of seasonal positions in Darfur, Hope, Jackson, Janesville, Lake Crystal, Lakefield, La Salle, Madelia, Nicollet, Trimont, Vernon Center and Waldorf.  Mandy Hunecke - Recruitment Specialist
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Planning For Fall B20 and LP Usage

Here we are mid-August, and harvest is right around the corner. As those of us in Minnesota know, we are required to have 20% soy-methyl ester in our clear and dyed diesel fuel. This mandate is required in all retail and bulk gallons to end users. Chad Larson - Energy Sales Manager
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