Please join us!! For a drop-in retirement celebration honoring BONNIE HEATH & DAN MURRAY on Thursday, March 13th from 3-5 P.M. at the Pierson Location Office. Cake and coffee will be served Bonnie and Dan have both been incredibly committed to serving Western Iowa Coop. Bonnie retiring after 28 years, and Dan is retiring after 26 years! They will both be greatly missed!
No crop protection challenge is too tough for proven WinField herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. Western Iowa Coop Customer Sprayer Clinic Date: Friday, Mach 7, 2014 Time:Noon-3:00PM Lunch followed by Meeting Location: Mike Wilt’s Shop 13296 120th Street Sloan, Iowa Speaker: Steve Barnhart (Winfield)
FREE PRICE LATER ON GRAIN Starting February 10th, 2014 Free Price Later on Corn and Soybeans will be offered at ALL Western Iowa Coop locations on grain delivered on or after February 10th, 2014 until Friday Sugust 29th, 2014 subject to change on space availability without prior notice. Please Call the elevator prior to delivery to ensure space availability !!!
On Tuesday September 2nd, all Price Later Grain will be rolled to the Fall 2014 Harvest Policies and charges will be applied
*Price Later grain cannot be put on a warehouse receipt or grain bank once it is placed into a price later contact* *Any grain under CCC Loan cannot be put into a Price Later contract*
PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE BLENCOE LOCATION PHONE NUMBERS HAVE BEEN CHANGED MAIN PHONE LINE: 1-712-433-2490
WESTERN IOWA COOP GRAIN BUYING HOURS ARE:
Monday thru Thursday 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM until 1:15 PM then no buying until Monday at 8:30 AM
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.
Cash bids delayed a minimum 10 minutes. Western Iowa Coop does not buy grain based of the website prices. Please call a location for current prices.
It’s that time again! Daylight Savings Time begins March 9thso “Spring Forward” and be sure to set your clock ahead 1 hour Saturday night before you go to bed.
Spring may be only days away but winter weather conditions are still as unpredictable as ever so pay attention to weather reports this time of year, be prepared, respond effectively and please always “Think Safety First”.
Grain USDA MONTHLY Supply/Demand report is Monday March 10th with trade expecting corn exports to increase. History of demand changes between the February and March report for corn showed an increase in 4 of the last 22 years. Three of those years were totally from larger exports and one year’s change from larger corn used for ethanol productions and a decline in 7 with the balance unchanged. The largest demand increase was 75 mln bu in ’99 all from exports. Going into Mondays report the trade is expecting a larger demand estimate. Agronomy Heavy reliance on glyphosate for weed control in soybeans has resulted in a serious concern for the long-term viability of this valuable weed management tool. Weed resistance to glyphosate is not a new phenomenon and did not become a major concern for U.S. agronomic crops until several years after the1996 release of Roundup Ready soybeans. Of greatest concern lately has been horseweed. Since the initial report of glyphosate-resistant horseweed in 2000, this weed management issue has been reported in over 10 states. Please click on the following link to access The Glyphosate, Weeds, and Crops Series topic “Biology and Management of Horseweed” and educate yourself on the particularly troublesome Horseweed.
Feel free to stop by any of your Western Iowa Coop offices and visit with your location agronomist and let them help you with your 2014 crop concerns
Petroleum West Texas Intermediate crude headed for the longest decline in two months and widened its discount to Brent as weaker demand boosts U.S. inventories. Prices dropped as much as 1.3 percent. Crude stockpiles have climbed 13.6 million barrels since Jan. 10th and demand averaged over four weeks to slide to an eight-month low, government data showed yesterday. Refiners cut processing as they transition to summer from winter fuels. Futures also fell on speculation the Russia-Ukraine standoff won’t disrupt supplies. Crude supplies rose 1.43 million barrels last week to 363.8 million which according to the Energy Information Administration has increased stockpiles 3.9 percent in the past seven weeks. Fuel demand fell to 18.5 million barrels a day in the four weeks ending February 28th, the lowest since June 14th. Refineries operated at 87.4 percent of capacity, down 0.6 percentage point from the prior week.
Click on “This Week in Energy” for more current energy news. http://www.eia.gov/oog/info/twip/twip.asp Be sure to click on the “Petroleum News” section of our web page for current petroleum prices and the NEW addition of daily futures contract prices.
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Did You Know?
In 1890 the Meat Inspection Act authorized inspection of salted pork, bacon, and live animals intended for export, and the quarantine of imported animals