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Virtual Winter Conference

With the 2021 Winter Conference's cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions, we got creative and put together short videos covering information we'd normally share in person.
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Special Meeting Results

A Special Meeting for the voting members of Crystal Valley was held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at the cooperative’s main office, 1911 Excel Drive, Mankato, MN.
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Vernon Center Feed Mill Update

The Vernon Center feed mill project is in the final days of completion. The project included increased ingredient storage and the addition of a new, finished feed loadout bay which increases the feed milling capabilities in Vernon Center. Dave Limoges - Feed Sales Manager
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Serving Our Customers

Over the last 30 years, the average age of farmers has steadily increased. Half of all current farmers are likely to retire in the next decade, leaving a large gap for the next generation. More recently, I’ve found myself working with families who have two or even three generations at one time to be sure the needs of the customer are met. Jay Adkins - Energy Sales
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Grain Market Update - January 2021

Corn bulls had gas thrown on the fire Tuesday as the USDA released a very bullish crop production report. The big market driver was a 3.8 bu cut in final yield from the November report; this was the biggest Nov - Jan cut in yield ever!  Kyle Leary - Grain Marketer
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2020 Annual Meeting Update

The ANNUAL MEETING of the Producer Members, which is typically held in January, will NOT be held this year due to COVID-19 Meeting Restrictions. Instead, elections and official business will be conducted by mail. Gene Meyer - Board Secretary
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Grain Market Update - December 2020

We are 2 weeks away from the highly anticipated January USDA report where they will give us the final yield number and update quarterly stocks. Trade is expecting the stocks numbers to be bullish. For almost 6 weeks straight we saw export sales of beans and domestic demand is staying strong as crush margins remain good. Ethanol is the big question on the corn side- negative ethanol margins for Q1 2021 have processors contemplating if the plants should stay running or shut down for a period of time. The rail market for corn remains strong and Crystal Valley has a record number of trains on the books for this fiscal year. Megan Tusa - Grain Marketer
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