It may be impossible to tell with complete certainty where a disease
will be an issue, but most people can agree on the conditions that can lead to
disease. These conditions, otherwise known as the Disease Triangle, include a
susceptible host, a conducive environment and a pathogen. When those three
things collide, there will be a disease issue.
we can see the triangle forming, we can’t always predict how strong the
pathogen will spread or how strong it will be. Because we are unable to make
this prediction, prevention and planning are key to stopping the spread of
Mother Nature has made it clear this year that winter is here to stay! Keep warm until the warm weather returns by keeping these tips in mind as it relates to your propane tank.
Keep a path from your driveway to your propane tank clear and free of snow. Failure to do so will impact our delivery team’s ability to fill your propane tank. We want to ensure you have heat all winter, but we need your help to ensure we can access it. We recommend clearing a path after each snowfall and whenever drifting occurs, to keep the path accessible for propane delivery trucks.
Keep your tank free from deep snow coverage. Propane tanks that are covered in deep snow are at greater risk for leaks, as the fittings, joints, and even the whole tank (with deep snowfall) can shift due to the weight of the snow. Snow-covered tanks can also prevent any leaking gas from escaping, causing a dangerous gas build-up. The snow also impacts how well your tank operates, as heavy cover can cause improper vaporization. Stay safe and keep your propane system fully functioning by periodically brushing the tank off this winter.
Ensure safe practices when clearing snow. Keep safety top of mind around your propane tank this winter—be sure to exercise care when using heavy equipment to move snow, and use a broom (rather than a shovel) to clear snow from the tank to avoid puncturing the tank.
As always, if you smell gas, leave the area immediately! Avoid flames and sparks—don’t turn on light switches, and wait to use your cell phone until you are away from the area. If it is safe to do so, turn off the main gas supply valve on the tank; then, report the leak, using a phone from a safe distance away from the leak.
If you have any questions regarding your propane service or are looking to lock in heating gallons, please give our office a call at 218-739-3521.
One of the largest rural youth leadership organizations, FFA, kicks off National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23 to celebrate all things ag leaders, blue corduroy and agricultural education. Many CHS employees are former FFA members and many CHS locations are involved with their local FFA chapters.
Due to weather, the original event was canceled. Given our nearness to the spring planting season, the annual meeting update has been included in existing location agronomy meetings. Meetings in Ortonville and Corona are held March 26, meetings in Herman are held April 4, and Fergus Falls meetings are held April 5.
It was a big year with the unification of CHS Border States and CHS New Horizons! A new name calls for a new layout to the annual meeting. We’re excited about the agenda we have planned for the event and hope you can attend!
Join us at your local CHS annual meeting and learn more about what happened at your cooperative during the past year.
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Location: North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND Start Time: 9AM
9:00 – 10:00 – Business Meeting Election of board members, financial report & 2018 year in review
10:00 – 11:45 – Breakout Speakers
Global Agriculture: What’s Your Fit? Presented by Brian Schouvieller, Senior Vice President, CHS Global Grain Marketing How does your farming operation fit into the global ag market? Brain will discuss the global footprint of CHS, along with a high-level trade summary, to answer this question.
News About Nitrogen Presented by Jim Carlson, Crop Nutrients Regional Sales Manager Unlike grain markets, fertilizer prices have been trending up. Why aren’t prices for these commodities linked more closely? We will explain how market trends, trade flows, industry dynamics, global geopolitical influences and weather patterns affect fertilizer prices.
State Capitol Views Presented by Jake Hamlin, CHS Government Affairs What is the latest on the proposed Nitrogen rule? Why is there a push for statewide grain elevator checkoff dollars? How likely are tax credits for buffer strips? What are state officials doing toward a global trade resolution? Jake Hamlin will cover these topics, among others, during his presentation.
11:45 – 12:20 – Keynote Speaker
Bull or Bear? The Great Debate
This session pits Mosaic’s two veteran analysts (Dr. Mike Rahm & Andy Jung) against each other in two informal, and somewhat irreverent, debates about the phosphate and potash outlooks. Based on a coin toss, one analyst will argue the bull case while the other will argue the bear case, with the audience ultimately deciding the most convincing and winning argument.
12:20 – 1:20 – Lunch
Contact a CHS staff member to learn more about the event! Invitations have been mailed directly to member-owners of the cooperative.
Revised 1099s were sent in the mail Friday, February 15th to members, along with a letter outlining information regarding the 1099s. Please note the 1099s being mailed are not replacements to the one you already received, but rather an additional statement to provide your tax preparer. Please keep a watch on your mail this week to collect this statement.
We appreciate your understanding of this situation and welcome any additional questions.
Original Notice (February 6, 2019):
On your CHS 1099 PATR box 3 if you had any grain transactions where you received payment in the time frame of 01/01/18-08/31/18 this information may not be showing on your 1099 detail statement or included in your 1099 box 3 amount. We are working to have corrected 1099’s sent out. We apologize for this error and we will have it corrected as soon as we have the new amounts. Thank you.