ALL WESTERN IOWA LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY - FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OF THIS WEEK SO OUR STAFF CAN ENJOY A MUCH DESERVED THANKS GIVING HOLIDAY. WE WILL BE OPEN AGAIN MONDAY FOR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.
PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE BLENCOE LOCATION PHONE NUMBERS HAVE BEEN CHANGED
MAIN PHONE LINE: 1-712-433-2490
NEW GRAIN BUYING HOURS FOR WESTERN IOWA COOPERTIVE EFFECTIVE APRIL 8, 2013
8:30AM - 5:00PM Monday thru Friday
Has your email address changed lately or will you be changing carriers? Be sure to call the office and let us know so there is no interuptions in news letter or cash bid receipts.
With a harvest season still leaving some with continued moisture issues we honestly have to look on the bright side and reflect on the bountiful harvest that has been reported throughout the Western Iowa Coop Area. As we move forward and prepare to celebrate the Thanks Giving Holiday we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a pleasant holiday and remind you that all Western Iowa Locations will be closed on Thursday November 28 th and Friday November 29th through week so our staff and employees can celebrate a much deserved holiday with our families. We will be open on Monday for regular business hours.
This is the time of year to be aware of those ever-changing Iowa weather conditions. We remind you to stay alert to weather forecasts, travel safely and Always “Think Safety First”
At last harvest is nearing the end. Corn harvest is estimated at 91% finished and Soybean harvest estimated at 95%. The EPA announced late last week a proposal to reduce the annual requirement for ethanol in gasoline use to roughly 13 billion gallons from current requirement of 13.8 billion gallons. The proposal is subject to a 60 day public comment period. Export numbers in both corn and soybeans remain strong. The EPA proposal and reports of possible rejection of a cargo of US corn had the December corn contract plunging to new 38 month lows to start the week. As we end the week corn has regained some of those losses and we are seeing cash prices back above $4.00. Soybeans had a rollercoaster week but are ending out the week steady.
With harvest 2013 finally starting to wind down and fall tillage well underway now is the time to reflect back on the season past and see what you’ve learned. Of course this season did present us with some definite challenges beginning with a wet spring, followed by some variable temperature along with some normal crop disease issues that must always be addressed. All of this followed by harvest with its consistently variable moisture issues made for a less than desirable season. This may be a good time to make a list of each challenge you faced this season and work on an action plan on what you propose as a means of meeting or solving those problems as you prepare for the 2014 crop season.
Now is a good time to be soil sampling for your 2014 crop. At Western Iowa Coop we have many options to help you check your soils. With the traditional composite samples, grid samples and now conductivity sampling (just added this fall). Talk to your local Western Iowa Coop Agronomy Advisor to decide which one works best for your operation.
Western Iowa Coop Agronomists are available daily to help you address all of your crop concerns.
Petroleum Best Practices for Handling Diesel Fuel in Winter Weather
Proper tank maintenance and fuel handling helps ensure your fuel supply stays clean and fresh in your storage tank-and remains that way until it reaches your fuel system. By following some tips, you can avoid most common cold-weather problems, and ensure reliable travels through the most challenging season of the year. Read More: http://www.westerniowacoop.com/index.cfm?show=10&mid=42