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
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
Congratulations to Taylor Schultz, Precision Ag Intern - Summer 2018, on receiving the Dan Trullinger Scholarship. Taylor is entering her first year at South Dakota State University majoring in Agronomy. Ann Smith - Human Resource Generalist
Markets have been trying to recover after the USDA report showed a very bearish bean ending stock number and corn yield number. Since the report the markets have rebounded as of this writing with Dec 18 corn trading around $3.80 and Nov 18 beans trading around $9.00. This has been an encouraging recovery with some potentially favorably market-moving news being talked about with our trade relations. Ryan Brandts - Grain Marketing Manager
After the USDA crop report last Friday we have taken any long-term rally out of the cards I believe until after harvest. If those numbers are correct, we are looking at a carry out in Beans at numbers we haven’t seen in decades. The report takes into consideration that the trade war with China will continue this marketing year and hopefully that will change.
Jeff Spence - Vice President, Grain