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It's Not Too Late!!



It's not too late to maximize your growing potential!!  It's not too late to plant top variety wheat!  We have seed available for you today, call us at 910-260-1633 to put your order in.  We can deliver the seed to your farm.

Many farmers have decided to take advantage of this opportunity and plan to grow this treated seed for a much lower cost than normal (our seed is ~50% cheaper than the alternative) in exchange for our highest basis throughout the growing season guaranteed!  Our at-cost drying programs will allow these farmers to harvest in late May and quickly plant soybeans to maximize yields.  Program participants will also be offered special deals throughout the wheat growing season to help improve their crop and their bottom line!!

Order your seed today - it's not too late!!
910-260-1633

New Wheat Seed program

Last year's program was a success. Farmers enjoyed planting discounted, high quality seed, and harvesting a great wheat crop. This year we have the same popular, proven varieties that will surely be a success in your farming plan. The farmers who participated in this program harvested their wheat crop and quickly planted soybeans. Early harvested wheat was sent to our locations where there was no drying discount - getting the wheat up quickly removed the threat of bad weather. It also allowed soybeans to be planted sooner which will result in higher yields this fall. The double-crop strategy will result in higher yields from both crops, maximizing profits for your business, and improving the land as part of your rotation for future crops. It's time to sign up to buy wheat seed to plant this fall - call us today or click here for more program details.

Wheat Seed Program Update

wheat-fieldThe wheat looks great!  For those in the Wheat Seed Program, we're excited to introduce a collaboration with Smithfield Grain and Bayer Prosaro.  Prosaro improves yield and quality of your wheat which in turn impacts your bottom line!  Click here to learn more about the program and what Prosaro can do for your business!  For questions please call Robbie Montgomery at 910-260-1633.

 

Smithfield Grain expands - Ohio

smithfieldsign_embeddedSMITHFIELD, VA. — Smithfield Foods, a $14 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, said it is expanding its grain purchasing and handling operations by adding facilities in Harpster and Morral, Ohio. The acquisition of the facilities is expected to connect grain and soybean farmers with new, global markets while advancing Smithfield’s commitment to supply chain sustainability and proving the benefits of its vertically-integrated structure, the company said.


Smithfield said grain purchased at the Harpster buying station will feed hogs throughout Smithfield’s Eastern Hog Production Division. Meanwhile, soybeans from the Morral buying station will be loaded on location and transported to customers around the world, the company said.


“We’re now able to help feed nine million of our hogs in North Carolina with grain we source directly from Ohio farmers,” said Robbie Montgomery, grain origination manager for Smithfield Grain. “With this purchase, we will have the opportunity to make positive impacts to our product quality as well as our environmental footprint by collaborating directly with more farmers.”


The grain buying stations will be incorporated into Smithfield’s existing fertilizer optimization program, a collaborative project between Smithfield and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The program, called SmithfieldGro, provides agronomy resources and tools to help farmers optimize their fertilizer application and improve soil health. The program’s expansion supports Smithfield in reaching its target of sourcing 75% of feed grain from sustainable origins by 2018.

Chart of the Week

Futures
Contract Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
CORN (December) 3.4500 3.4425 3.4700 3.4400 3.4500 0.0000
CORN (March) 3.5625 3.5550 3.5800 3.5525 3.5675 0.0050
CORN (May) 3.6450 3.6400 3.6625 3.6350 3.6525 0.0075
CORN (July) 3.7225 3.7200 3.7425 3.7150 3.7300 0.0075
CORN (September) 3.7950 3.7900 3.8125 3.7850 3.8050 0.0100
CORN (December) 3.8800 3.8750 3.8975 3.8700 3.8850 0.0050
SOYBEANS (January) 9.8900 9.8850 9.9950 9.8750 9.9675 0.0775
SOYBEANS (March) 10.0025 9.9950 10.1050 9.9875 10.0800 0.0775
SOYBEANS (May) 10.1000 10.0875 10.2025 10.0825 10.1750 0.0750
SOYBEANS (July) 10.1800 10.1725 10.2825 10.1650 10.2550 0.0750
SOYBEANS (August) 10.1875 10.2350 10.2850 10.2350 10.2600 0.0725
SOYBEANS (September) 10.0925 10.0925 10.1800 10.0925 10.1800 0.0875
SOYBEAN MEAL (December) 318.3 318.4 325.3 317.8 324.2 5.9
SOYBEAN MEAL (January) 320.4 320.3 327.4 319.9 326.5 6.1
SOYBEAN MEAL (March) 323.8 323.6 330.6 323.3 329.6 5.8
SOYBEAN MEAL (May) 326.3 326.3 332.8 325.8 332.0 5.7
SOYBEAN MEAL (July) 328.4 328.0 334.7 328.0 334.0 5.6
SOYBEAN MEAL (August) 328.4 328.0 334.0 328.0 333.7 5.3
LIVE CATTLE (December) 117.975 119.200 119.825 118.825 119.475 1.500
LIVE CATTLE (February) 124.050 125.000 125.950 124.850 125.675 1.625
LIVE CATTLE (April) 124.800 125.500 126.325 125.300 126.275 1.475
LEAN HOGS (December) 60.700 61.250 62.000 60.950 61.950 1.250
LEAN HOGS (February) 66.950 67.150 68.075 66.875 68.050 1.100
LEAN HOGS (April) 71.375 71.450 72.300 71.400 72.300 0.925
FEEDER CATTLE (January) 151.625 152.750 153.375 152.475 153.250 1.625
FEEDER CATTLE (March) 149.825 150.950 151.525 150.525 151.350 1.525
FEEDER CATTLE (April) 149.675 150.425 151.225 150.325 150.925 1.250
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