Monthly Archives:: December 2017

Stevens County Harvest Results

 

Click below to view 2017 plot results in Stevens County:

Chokio East Corn Plot
Features Allegiant, Pioneer, Wensman, NK & Mycogen hybrids

Chokio East Corn Plot
Features Dekalb, Pioneer, Wensman, NK & Mycogen hybrids

Chokio Seed Treatment Trial
Data from seed treatment & planting population trial

Chokio East Liberty Link Soybean Plot
Features Credenz and CHS Liberty varieties

Chokio East Soybean Plot
Features Allegiant, Pioneer, Wensman, Mycogen & NK varieties

Chokio East Soybean Plot
Features Asgrow, Pioneer, Wensman, Mycogen & NK varieties

Chokio East Xtend Soybean Plot
Features Allegiant & Wensman varieties

Chokio East Xtend Soybean Plot
Features Asgrow & Wensman varieties

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Todd County Harvest Results

 

Click below to view 2017 plot results in Todd County:

Long Prairie Corn Plot
Features Mycogen, Pioneer, Allegiant & NK hybrids

Long Prairie Corn Plot
Features Mycogen, Pioneer, Dekalb & NK hybrids

Long Prairie Corn Plot
Features NK, Mycogen & Allegiant hybrids

Long Prairie Corn Plot
Features NK, Mycogen & Dekalb hybrids

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Stearns County Harvest Results

 

Click below to view 2017 plot results in Stearns County:

Elrosa Corn Plot
Features Pioneer, Allegiant, Mycogen, NK & Wensman hybrids

Elrosa Corn Plot
Features Pioneer, Dekalb, Mycogen, NK & Wensman hybrids

Elrosa Soybean Plot
Features Wensman, Pioneer, Allegiant, NK & Mycogen varieties

Elrosa Soybean Plot
Features Wensman, Pioneer, Asgrow, NK & Mycogen varieties

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Otter Tail County Harvest Results

 

Click below to view 2017 plot results in Otter Tail County:

Fergus Falls Corn Plot
Features Dekalb, Thunder, Pioneer, Wensman, & NK hybrids

Fergus Falls Liberty Link Soybean Plot
Features
Credenz & Thunder varieties

Fergus Falls Soybean Plot
Features Allegiant, Wensman, Thunder, Syngenta, & Pioneer varieties 

Fergus Falls Soybean Plot
Features Asgrow, Wensman, Thunder, Syngenta, & Pioneer varieties 

Battle Lake Corn Plot
Features Allegiant & Pioneer hybrids

Battle Lake Corn Plot
Features Dekalb & Pioneer hybrids

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Grant County Harvest Results

 

Click below to view 2017 plot results in Grant County:

Herman Soybean Plot
Features Mycogen, Wensman, Allegiant, Pioneer & Syngenta varieties

Herman Soybean Plot
Features Mycogen, Wensman, Asgrow, Pioneer & Syngenta varieties

Herman Corn Plot
Features Allegiant, Wensman, Pioneer, Mycogen & Syngenta hybrids

Herman Corn Plot
Features Asgrow, Wensman, Pioneer, Mycogen & Syngenta hybrids

Hoffman Corn Plot
Features Pioneer, NK, Wensman, Allegiant & Mycogen hybrids

Hoffman Corn Plot
Features Pioneer, NK, Wensman, Dekalb & Mycogen hybrids

Hoffman Soybean Plot
Features Pioneer, NK, Mycogen & Allegiant varieties

Hoffman Soybean Plot
Features Pioneer, NK, Mycogen & Dekalb varieties

Hoffman Liberty Link Soybean Plot
Features CHS Liberty & Credenz varieties

Hoffman Corn Plot
Features Allegiant & Gold Harvest hybrids

Hoffman Corn Plot
Features Dekalb & Gold Harvest hybrids

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Big Stone County Harvest Results

 

Click below to view 2017 plot results in Big Stone County:

Clinton East Liquid Fertility Plot
Data from in-furrow corn starter fertilizer trial

Clinton East Corn Plot
Features Allegiant, Pioneer, NK & Mycogen hybrids

Clinton East Corn Plot
Features Dekalb, Pioneer, NK & Mycogen hybrids

Clinton East Liberty Link Soybean Plot
Features Credenz and CHS Liberty varieties

Clinton Fertilizer Liquid Fertility Plot
Date from in-furrow corn starter fertilizer trial

Clinton Fertilizer Corn Plot
Features Allegiant, Pioneer, NK & Mycogen hybrids

Clinton Fertilizer Corn Plot
Features Dekalb, Pioneer, NK & Mycogen hybrids

 

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Register now for Russell Consulting 20/20 Vision conference

 

Join experts from Russell Consulting for a half-day conference focused on providing farmers and ranchers with forward-looking insights on market trends. Your local conference will be held Jan. 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ramkota Hotel and Watertown Event Center, Watertown, S.D. Lunch will be provided.

Topics will include:

  • Market outlook (grain and livestock)
  • Macro Ag trends
  • Operational profitability

Seating is limited so reserve your spot today. RSVP here by Jan. 10, 2018. If you have questions, please call 800-814-0505.

CHS elects directors at 2017 CHS Annual Meeting

CHS owners elected three new board members and re-elected five others to the CHS Board at the 2017 CHS Annual Meeting Dec. 7-8. The three new board members were (l. to r.): front – Scott Cordes, Wanamingo, Minn., Tracy Jones, Kirkland, Ill., and Russ Kehl, Quincy, Wash.; back – Perry Meyer, New Ulm, Minn., Edward Malesich, Dillon, Mont., Jon Erickson, Minot, N.D., Dan Schurr, LeClaire, Iowa, and C.J. Blew, Castleton, Kan.

With a pledge and priority to strengthen relationships in 2018, CHS kicked off its annual cooperative meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., on Dec. 7. The two-day annual meeting was filled with networking, educational sessions, board and management reports, and director elections.

“Strengthen and grow: These words represent so much more than an annual meeting theme. This is a priority that we have. It captures how we will operate our company moving forward,” said CHS Board Chairman Dan Schurr, an Iowa farmer, during the general session.

With approximately 2,200 owners in attendance, Jay Debertin, CHS president and CEO, promised that strengthen and grow, which has been a focus of CHS for 85 years, will continue to be the cooperative’s focus for a long time to come – just as it has been the driving force behind local cooperatives.

The business meeting featured regional caucuses; board, financial and management reports; and company governance with an open question-and-answer session.

In conjunction with the 2017 CHS Annual Meeting, 110 young producers, nominated by cooperative partners in 11 states, attended the CHS New Leaders Forum. Both crop and livestock operations were represented with nearly half (44 percent) managing more than 2,000 acres. Two participants already serve on local cooperative boards and 85 percent of the others expressed interest in serving on a local board in the future.

CHS New Leader Forum participants had the opportunity to network with other future ag leaders, learn about and practice strategies for effective leadership and communication, and learn more about CHS and related businesses.

Find pictures from the 2017 CHS Annual Meeting on the CHS Flickr page, watch video featuring local cooperatives, and read the 2017 CHS Annual Report.

2017 officer slate elected

CHS owners elected farmers from Illinois, Minnesota and Washington, and re-elected five other farmers to serve terms as directors of the CHS Board. CHS directors must be full-time farmers or ranchers to be eligible for election to the 17-member board.

Newly elected Director Scott Cordes of Wanamingo, Minn., succeeds Curt Eischens of Minneota, Minn., who had served on the board since 1990. With his brother and nephew, Cordes operates a 1,000-acre corn and soybean farm. He received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota and previously served as the president of CHS Hedging.

Newly elected Director Tracy Jones of Kirkland, Ill., succeeds Greg Kruger of Eleva, Wis., who had served on the board since 2008. Jones, who operates a corn, soybean and wheat farm, and also finishes 1,400 head of feedlot cattle annually, has been chairman of the CHS Elburn Producer Board since 2011.

Newly elected Director Russ Kehl of Quincy, Wash., fills the final year of a three-year term previously held by David Bielenberg, who resigned in June 2017. Kehl raises potatoes, dry beans and other crops on a 12,000-acre farm. A director for CHS Connell Grain (now CHS SunBasin Growers) since 2004, Kehl also operates a dry bean processing facility and cow-calf operation.

Re-elected were C.J. Blew, Castleton, Kan.; Jon Erickson, Minot, N.D.; Edward Malesich, Dillon, Mont.; Perry Meyer, New Ulm, Minn., and Dan Schurr, LeClaire, Iowa.

Following the annual meeting, the CHS Board re-elected Schurr to a one-year term as chairman. Other directors selected as officers for 2018 were:

  • J. Blew, first vice chairman
  • David Johnsrud, Starbuck, Minn., secretary-treasurer
  • Jon Erickson, second vice chairman
  • Steve Riegel, Ford, Kan., assistant secretary-treasurer

Farmers Have Expanded Health Plan Choices Through New Minnesota Cooperative

This year, farmers and production agricultural businesses have new options for health plan coverage. 40 Square Cooperative Solutions (40 Square), Minnesota’s newest co-op for farmers, is offering self-funded health plan choices that strive for greater stability than the individual marketplace and ownership for the members it serves.

For more than 15 years, 40 Square has been a joint effort of two long-standing cooperative partners: Cooperative Network, the cooperative trade association for Minnesota and Wisconsin cooperative businesses and United Farmers Cooperative (UFC), a farm supply cooperative based in Winthrop, Minnesota. Several other organizations and agencies have supported the effort throughout the journey as well.

40 Square is based upon Cooperative Network’s successful efforts to create and establish the Farmers’ Health Cooperative of Wisconsin (FHCW), currently in its ninth year of operation. While 40 Square differs in structure from FHCW, both seek to offer their members health care plans, with the 40 Square Plan offering tools to help members make educated choices when seeking health services.

To become a member of 40 Square, individuals must be a Minnesota farmer in production agriculture with one “Common Law” employee, file Form 1065 or Schedule F with their income tax returns or have a business that directly supports production agriculture. Membership then grants access to the health plans, which were designed based on survey feedback from what farmers were seeking from their health care organization.

The health plans are self-funded and allows members to own and adjust the structure and features of their plans, as a group. All premium dollars remain in a trust, and if not used, the farmer-controlled board decides, based on feedback from the member-owners, on how those unused funds should be appropriated.

Open enrollment season ends December 15, 2017, and interested farm families can run a quote online at 40Square.coop or work with a local insurance agent to get enrolled.

To find out more information about 40 Square health plans or find an agent-partner in your area, visit 40Square.coop or call 1-844-205-9579.

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