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Dec 14 359'2 365'0 352'2 352'4 -6'6 353'0s 10/24 Chart for @C4Z Options for @C4Z
Mar 15 372'6 378'4 365'6 366'0 -6'6 366'6s 10/24 Chart for @C5H Options for @C5H
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Sep 15 395'6 401'4 389'4 390'0 -6'2 390'2s 10/24 Chart for @C5U Options for @C5U
Dec 15 404'4 410'0 398'6 399'2 -5'6 399'4s 10/24 Chart for @C5Z Options for @C5Z
Mar 16 413'2 418'0 407'2 408'2 -5'2 408'4s 10/24 Chart for @C6H Options for @C6H
May 16 420'0 423'2 416'2 416'2 -5'2 414'4s 10/24 Chart for @C6K Options for @C6K
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Jan 15 998'0 1008'6 982'4 983'4 -16'6 983'2s 10/24 Chart for @S5F Options for @S5F
Mar 15 1004'2 1015'4 989'2 990'4 -16'4 990'0s 10/24 Chart for @S5H Options for @S5H
May 15 1010'2 1022'4 996'0 996'6 -15'6 996'6s 10/24 Chart for @S5K Options for @S5K
Jul 15 1014'4 1028'0 1001'4 1003'0 -15'2 1002'2s 10/24 Chart for @S5N Options for @S5N
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Sep 15 1002'0 1008'6 987'2 987'2 -13'2 987'4s 10/24 Chart for @S5U Options for @S5U
Nov 15 989'0 998'6 976'0 977'2 -12'4 977'2s 10/24 Chart for @S5X Options for @S5X
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Mar 15 539'2 552'4 530'4 532'0 -9'2 531'0s 10/24 Chart for @W5H Options for @W5H
May 15 548'0 560'4 538'0 539'2 -9'2 538'6s 10/24 Chart for @W5K Options for @W5K
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Dec 15 579'0 588'0 568'4 568'4 -8'6 568'4s 10/24 Chart for @W5Z Options for @W5Z
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Jan 15 3390 3390 3390 3390 - 32 3388s 10/24 Chart for SM5F Options for SM5F
Mar 15 3335 - 52 3274s 10/24 Chart for SM5H Options for SM5H
May 15 3250 3250 3250 3250 - 61 3238s 10/24 Chart for SM5K Options for SM5K
Jul 15 3250 3250 3250 3250 - 59 3248s 10/24 Chart for SM5N Options for SM5N
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Apr 15 89.200 89.200 89.200 89.200 0.650 89.200s 10/24 Chart for LH5J Options for LH5J
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Feb 15 169.100 169.200 166.300 166.550 - 2.300 166.550s 10/24 Chart for LC5G Options for LC5G
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Nov 14 234.650 234.650 234.650 234.650 - 2.050 234.650s 10/24 Chart for FC4X Options for FC4X
Jan 15 228.900 231.500 228.875 228.875 - 2.075 228.900s 10/24 Chart for FC5F Options for FC5F
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Storage and Discounts
2014/2015 Corn and Soybean Storage and Discounts:
Effective September 1, 2014, UFC will implement the new corn and soybean charges and discounts that
accompany this letter. In the past, UFC and its management with the consent of the board of directors
would set a corn moisture discount per ½ pt of moisture, (last year 5 cents per 1/2pt or 10 cents per
point). UFC has, with management’s recommendation and the board of director’s consent, decided to
change from setting a pre-harvest discount on gross bushels to the new Dry/Shrink charges that are
becoming more common in today’s volatile market place. Under the new system, wet corn bushels will
be assessed a drying charge per 1 pt of moisture of 3.0 cents and wet bushels will be shrunk down to dry
bushels at a rate of 1.4% shrink per 1pt of moisture. Drying and hauling charges will be based off of wet
bushels, while storage/DP charges will be applied to dry bushels. How will the new corn moisture
discounts compare to years past: very similar to both the elevator and producer.

Example of the new discount and old one:
Producer hauls in 500 bu of 18% corn to be Sold at Fall price of $3.35

New Discount: Dry/Shrink 3 cents/pt                                           Old Discount: 10 cents/pt moisture
Drying charge of 9?/wet bu (3? x 3pts)                                        Moisture discount of 30?/bu
Shrink of 4.2% of bushels (1.4% x 3pts) = 21bu
Payment:                                                                                       Payment:
479 dry bu x $3.35 = $1,604.65                                                    500bu x $3.35 = $1,675
Drying Charge -$45.00                                                                  Moisture Disc -$150
Total Check amount: $1,559.65                                                     Total Check amount: $1,525.00

As you can see in the example above, the total economic impact of the new moisture discount program
will be negligible to both the producer and elevator. For those of you that grow NON-GMO corn,
premiums will be paid on dry bushels. Again, Drying and Hauling charges will be charged on wet bushels
as that is truly what is being handled, where storage/DP charges will be figured on dry bushels for the
same reason.
The new corn moisture Dry/Shrink will still provide the ability to average moisture out of the bin as grain
that averages dry enough, will not be assessed the corresponding drying charge. As typical for years
past, corn for sale will be discounted or dry/shrink down to 15.0% moisture, and corn for storage/DP will
go down to 14.0% moisture. For our patrons, the biggest change will be that of dry bushels being used
for payment vs gross (wet bushels) in the past.
Corn and Soybean Storage/Dp charges will be 18? this year for 90 days to reflect the stronger demand
for storage with record corn and soybean crops being projected. Grain space will be short throughout
much of the Midwest this fall and cash carrying charges continue to inch wider. We all look forward to
serving you this fall and wish everyone a SAFE and bountiful harvest.

2014 Soybean Storage rates and Discounts.

2014 Corn Storage rates and Discounts.


Grazing Corn Stalks - click here.

Fall Pasture Management –
Plan Now For Faster Turnout This Spring

Pastures this green in October are unheard of. As this grass year continues it may be tempting to leave those cows out on grass or keep calves on their side and graze for a little while longer. As we do this, be sure to look ahead to next year and make sure we don’t hurt ourselves by grazing too long in the fall.
            Fall is when the plant will store carbohydrates and “hibernate” over the winter to generate new plant growth next spring. Leaf regrowth slows into fall as temperatures drop and the environment becomes unfavorable. While the leaf tissue dies during the winter, the buds and roots of the plant remain as living tissues and continue to use energy. If stored carbohydrates are insufficient, spring regrowth is reduced and can delay spring turnout.
            Utilization of fall grazing is important to lower winter feeding costs. But let’s make sure that continuing to graze fall pastures is not hurting us next spring. Look to some alternatives as corn stalk grazing and any stockpiled pastures that you may have.
Here are some tips to avoid overgrazing fall pastures.
  • For orchardgrass, graze the pastures no lower thatn 4 to 5 inches
  • For tall fescue and bluegrass pastures, leave a 3 to 4 inch stand.
Spring may be a few months off, but now is the time to start thinking about maximizing next year’s forage as well!
Resources from Rory Lewandowski, OSU Extension Educator, Wayne County

Let your Cows tell you what they need - click here.
Corn Silage - information.   

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Fall Hours

Fall Hours:
Open Monday - Friday  8am - 7pm
Open Saturday 8am - 12 noon. 

UFC open storage is full.  We are still offering DP, but no longer offering open storage. 
If you have questions please call your local location. 

        Young Farmers. 


Spot Grain Pricing
Effective June 1, 2014
  • All spot grain from elevator open to close will be priced at the 2:00 p.m. closing bid price.
  • Contracts will be written for any loads you want priced at any time during the day.
  • Grain hauled on day when CBOT is closed will be priced on previous closing bid.
    • Saturday/Sunday prices will be Friday’s closing bid.
     UFC had its regularly scheduled board meeting Tuesday September 16, 2014 at Ursa.  Joe Zumwalt (former President) and Alan Donley (former Vice President) both retired from the board.  We have two new board members being Charles Krueger from Kahoka, MO and Eric Cassens from Camp Point, IL.  Nominations were held at the beginning of this meeting with the following results:  Scott Wray – President, Ted Knorr – Vice President, Scott Rutledge – Secretary and Kevin Roskamp – Treasurer.  When you see these board members (retired and present) please take a moment to thank them for their service.  (UFC has a seven member board:  Scott Wray, Ted Knorr, Scott Rutledge, Kevin Roskamp, Roger Sutter, Charles Krueger and Eric Cassens) 

Local Cash Bids
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Price as of 10/25/14 08:00PM CDT.
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Local Conditions
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Weekend to Continue Dry and Warm
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

Dry conditions covered all primary U.S. and Canadian Prairies crop regions Friday afternoon. Temperatures ranged from the mid 40s in northern Michigan and the southwestern Prairies to the low 80s in northwestern Kansas and southern Texas. » More DTN Weather Commentary

Posted at 1:39PM Fri Oct 24, 2014 CDT

This Day In History
October 25, 1241
Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV (-Nov 10 1241)

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Storage and DP Rates
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Corn Discounts
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Wheat Discounts
Growing Degree Days
Precision Technology Farming
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Ag Partnership
Chaddock Agriculture Partnership
Chaddock has worked with producers and merchandisers across the state to make it easy to support Chaddock by donating a portion of their grain or livestock harvest to the capital campaign. Our greatest need is funding for a new school. 
The demand for Chaddock's unique services is increasing, and we have literally outgrown our current school. We've launched a $12 million building project that will allow us to increase the number of young people we serve. The goal is to have children walking into the new school for their first day of class in August 2016. 

This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of innocent children for decades to come. 
Consider donating a portion of your grain or livestock harvest to our capital campaign. 

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