Seasonal Grain Help - Rushford & Spring Grove
Run grain dryer and oversee operations during harvest. Seasonal, night shift (approximately 10 p.m.-7 a.m.)  Inquire at Rushford, 507-864-7733, and Spring Grove, 507-498-5321.  Click to download an application form.
Rushford grain facilities are accessible and ready for your grain.
You have probably experienced or heard about the Rushford Highway 43 detour and are wondering how it will impact grain receiving during harvest.   
The Hwy 43 detour through Rushford's residential area is now open to farmers hauling grain.
Click here for details. Click here for a detour map.
  Trick or Treat at the Rushford Town & Country Store • October 31 • 3:30-6:00 p.m. Pets welcome. Have your picture taken with a Purina Super Hero!  

    Free DP corn contract through October 31. No service fee. 
DP Contract with a FLOOR: move grain today, have until October 31 to price it knowing you have a guaranteed minimum.If you don't want to sell it by the 31st, you can roll it into a monthly service fee storage contract. Call Grain Division Manager Greg Boldt, 507-864-7733.

  2014 Beef Mineral & Tub Booking Program - Save money all season by booking your Wind and Rain bagged minerals and tubs and RangeLand protein tubs. Sign up by October 31. Pick up products by March 15, 2015.
Want to know more about the products? Contact Beef Specialist Paul Bartsch, 507-259-1220, or Alesha Sveen, 507-259-4110.
  Meet your new agronomist: Mike Peters joined the FCE agronomy team in September and will be based out of Houston. Some of you may remember Mike from Caledonia where he worked for 4 1/2 years before moving to the Wabasha area for 6 years. We're happy to have Mike back at FCE and know you'll enjoy working with him.
  3 Reasons to Fertilizer in the Fall
1) Timeliness: There is more time to put fertilizer on all types of ground cover in the fall, when you aren’t trying to plant and fertilize between spring rains, and applicators aren’t balancing time between sprayers and fertilizer spreaders.
2) Less soil compaction risk: Generally in the fall, soils are dryer than in the spring. Heavy fertilizing equipment on wet soil can cause compaction in the rooting zone, causing roots to pancake or spread out when they hit a compacted layer of soil, resulting in poor crop standability and less nutrient uptake.
3) Increase winter hardiness: According to an article from the University of Purdue, adding potassium to alfalfa fields in the fall can increase the plant’s winter hardiness and survival. (Click to read the entire Purdue article.)

Contact Agronomist Mike McDowell, 563-568-8959 or, if you would like more information.
  New 225,000 bushel soybean bin in Spring Grove will significantly speed up receiving this fall. Picture at left was taken on August 26.


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Rain, Snow around Great Lakes Friday
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

A light rain and snow mix along with windy conditions is in store for the eastern Midwest Friday, focusing on the Great Lakes. This combination will cause some disruptions in harvest and possible transportation issues. Dry conditions are in store elsewhere, offering good chances for harvest activity. Very cold conditions in northern and central areas will help drying for crops as well. » More DTN Weather Commentary

Posted at 5:48AM Fri Oct 31, 2014 CDT

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