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Inscalis Insecticide and product Sefina

BASF received US Federal Registration for Inscalis Insecticide and product Sefina on September 13th. Sefina is a new insecticide to the soybean aphid market. This new insecticide has proven to be safe on beneficial and pollinator insects. There will be a limited launch of this product for the 2019 crop year. Matt Schoper - Agronomy Sales and Marketing Manager
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USDA Corn Yield Report

Yield reports from parts of the Midwest are starting to trickle in. Lots of good reports out of Illinois, variable reports from Iowa, Indiana, and Missouri. We have once again put in new marketing year lows in the recent trading days, corn and beans both dipping slightly lower than we were mid-July. Megan Tusa - Grain Marketer
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Energy Sales Update

September has blessed us with a lot of heat and wind which has accelerated the crop progress. We once thought we would have a fair LP usage season to now our thoughts have changed. We still will use some, as some start corn harvest in that 23-24% range to minimize header losses, but the demand will be nothing like we expected. Therefore, supply shouldn’t be an issue.  Our local storage of 900,000 gallons gives us ample buffer for any demand we encounter and with supplier access not being stressed by allocation, it should be a seamless fall LP supply wise. Chad Larson - Energy Sales Manager
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Feed Update - Bio-Security Importance, Years of Service

Bio-Security is very important to the swine industry. Crystal Valley’s feed division takes bio-security very seriously. For us to do our best to help prevent the spread of disease, we have standard operating procedures (SOP’s) in place. For the prevention of disease spread, we request that all our customers notify their mill of any outbreak, ASAP.   Dave Limoges - Feed Sales Manager
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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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