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Preparing Your Barns for Colder Weather

ARE YOUR BARNS READY FOR WINTER? Frost on the windshield serves not only as a reminder that colder days are not far off, but that it’s time to prepare livestock buildings for winter. It’s important to bring back thoughts of cold weather ventilation. There are three major challenges associated with cold weather ventilation; maintaining a healthy comfortable indoor environment, conserving energy and keeping operating cost down. Dave Limoges - Feed Sales Manager
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October Grain News

We have put together a decent rally since putting in our year lows in mid-September. We are up about 24 cents for corn and 55 cents for beans as I am writing this. TJ Fulton - Grain Marketer
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B5 Contracting and Propane

Harvest is underway.  We know from the spring we had, this was going to be a trying year.  Know that your energy sales staff always does their best to keep you informed of buying opportunities to save you money where we can.  Whether that be forward contracting or just regular contact when cash buying so you can make an informed decision at that time. Chad Larson - Energy Sales Manager
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Feed Update - October, 2018

All our mill sites have customers who are looking for nursery and finishing sites both short and long-term. If you have any interest in visiting about options on contracts available, please contact your local sales representative. Dave Limoges - Feed Sales Manager
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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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