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Agronomy
Nitogen Fertilizer: Old and New Ideas
An Update on UAV's (Drones for Commercial Use)
 
Calf & Heifer
Another Successful Calf Meeting Presented by Heartland Cooperative & Land-o-Lakes
 
Fuel
Take advantage of our FLEX-FUEL program now through May 1st 2015.
Our Automated Fuel Delivery (AFD) progam takes the worry out of ordering fuel.
 
Health & Safety

NEW:  National Ag Day March 18th. Celebrating Safe & Healthy Ag Workers


EVENT: Agrability Summit Set for March 16th 2015 in Marshfield


Cold Weather Freeze Alert Safety Measure
 
Employment
Employment Opportunities in Dorchester and Marathon City

 

 

Omega Valley Farmers™

Heartland Cooperative now offers a revolutionary new "Naturally Derived Omega3" feeding concept. Click HERE to learn more

 

   


"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."   -Abraham Lincoln
 

Futures
@C - CORN - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Mar 15 379'0 382'4 377'6 378'2 -0'4 378'6 08:49A Chart for @C5H
May 15 388'4 391'6 386'2 387'4 -0'4 388'0 08:49A Chart for @C5K
Jul 15 396'4 399'6 395'0 395'6 -0'4 396'2 08:49A Chart for @C5N
Sep 15 404'2 407'2 402'0 403'0 -0'4 403'4 08:49A Chart for @C5U
Dec 15 414'2 417'0 412'0 412'6 -0'4 413'2 08:49A Chart for @C5Z
@S - SOYBEANS - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Mar 15 1011'6 1015'0 1000'0 1001'4 -9'6 1011'2 08:49A Chart for @S5H
May 15 1014'0 1018'0 1004'0 1005'6 -8'0 1013'6 08:48A Chart for @S5K
Jul 15 1018'0 1022'4 1009'0 1011'0 -6'6 1017'6 08:49A Chart for @S5N
@DA - MILK CLASS III - CME
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Mar 15 15.46 15.53 15.44 15.48 0.02 15.46 08:48A Chart for @DA5H
Apr 15 15.70 15.73 15.57 15.59 -0.06 15.65 08:47A Chart for @DA5J
May 15 15.89 15.95 15.80 15.80 -0.08 15.88 08:46A Chart for @DA5K
LC - LIVE CATTLE - CME
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Apr 15 152.400 153.850 152.400 153.400 1.750 153.450s 03/02 Chart for LC5J
Jun 15 144.500 145.900 144.500 145.775 1.950 145.800s 03/02 Chart for LC5M
@SM - SOYBEAN MEAL - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Mar 15 3443 3453 3382 3394 - 49 3443 08:49A Chart for @SM5H
May 15 3333 3349 3285 3296 - 39 3335 08:49A Chart for @SM5K
Jul 15 3306 3325 3267 3275 - 33 3308 08:49A Chart for @SM5N
@DDG - DISTILLERS' DRIED GRAIN - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Mar 15 120.0 120.0s 03/02 Chart for @DDG5H
Apr 15 120.0 120.0s 03/02 Chart for @DDG5J
May 15 120.0 120.0s 03/02 Chart for @DDG5K
@O - OATS - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Mar 15 291'0 291'0 291'0 291'0 1'2 289'6 08:43A Chart for @O5H
May 15 279'2 279'2 278'0 278'0 0'0 278'0 08:47A Chart for @O5K
Jul 15 278'2 278'2 277'2 277'2 0'2 277'0 08:47A Chart for @O5N
@W - WHEAT - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Mar 15 508'4 509'0 504'4 504'4 -3'4 508'0 08:49A Chart for @W5H
May 15 501'6 504'0 498'2 499'4 -0'4 500'0 08:49A Chart for @W5K
Jul 15 505'6 507'4 502'0 503'0 -1'0 504'0 08:48A Chart for @W5N
LH - LEAN HOGS - CME
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Apr 15 67.950 68.050 67.300 67.600 0.200 67.675s 03/02 Chart for LH5J
May 15 80.250 80.250 80.100 0.400 80.300s 03/02 Chart for LH5K
@HQ - HDD - MINNEAPOLIS - CME
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Mar 15 950.5 950.5 948.0 Chart for @HQ5H
Apr 15 509.5 509.5 537.0 Chart for @HQ5J
Feb 15 1503.0 1503.0s 03/02 Chart for @HQ5G
@BW - BARLEY - ICEFC
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Mar 15 195.00 180.00s 03/02 Chart for @BW5H
May 15 197.00 182.00s 03/02 Chart for @BW5K
Jul 15 184.00 184.00s 03/02 Chart for @BW5N
My Custom Markets
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NEWS & OPINION
 

NEWS

 

DTN Farm Business
Thursday, February 19, 2015 3:49PM CST
As feared by the meat industry, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's report downplays the health role of lean meat in a diet while also advising Americans to reduce eating red and processed meat, refined grains, added sugars and sodium. The report also recommended replacing solid animal fats with vegetable oils and nuts.

Friday, February 20, 2015 11:05AM CST
A retroactive IRS notice buys time for small employers to discontinue health reimbursement plans made illegal under the Affordable Care Act.

  Jan Recap: USDA Upper Midwest. Wisconsin Ag News. Milk Prices in Wisconsin.

Jan Recap: USDA, Upper Midwest. Wisconsin Ag News. Jan Recap: Chicken and Egg Prices in Wisconsin.

Jan Recap: USDA Upper Midwest. Wisconsion Ag News. Jan Recap: Crop Values in Wisconsin

Jan Recap: USDA Upper Midwest. Wisconsin Ag News. Monthly Prices
 
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OPINIONS

 
Proposed Budget Cuts and CALS:  Friday, February 20, 2015  by Mike Austin
Chocolate Milk It Does a Voice Good:  Wednesday, February 18, 2015  by Mike Austin
Focusing In on Feeding Efficiency: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 by Mike Austin
Key Strategies for Long-term Success on your Farm: Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:39 p.m. by Midwest Agriculture

The Changing Face of FFA

 
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USDA Week in Review

 

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The Strength of Heartland Cooperative Services

In today’s world of big box stores and a one size fits all mentality, where quality and service often takes a back seat, it is nice to be a part of an organization like Heartland Cooperative Services of Dorchester. For decades Heartland has been dedicated to helping local farmers, agricultural businesses along with smaller north central Wisconsin city folks, grow and prosper as well as helping rural homeowners meet the challenges and enjoy the benefits of country living.

Because we keep quality and service high, prices competitive and expenses down, we have never, in the history of this co-op during my 28+ years at the helm, operated in the red. There are few businesses in any industry that can say that. Twenty-eight years ago, our yearly sales were around $4 million and this year we’ll see approximately $150 million. Best of all, year after year, we have returned those profits to our members...in the last 16 years only, Heartland has returned to it's patron customers, some $25,000,000.00 in the form of Cash and Stock!

We are proud of the help we provide our members. Our employees and professionally trained consultants in dairy, feed, agronomy, grain drying, storage and marketing, livestock, fuels, Napa Stores, Lifestyle Stores, lubes and much more have helped increase the efficiency, yield and profits of our farm members and by extension have helped local economies maintain their strength through good times and bad.

We have a new saying around here…”YEP”, Y-E-P stands for Yield, Efficiency and Profits, three pillars to a successful agricultural business. Every service and product we provide to our farm members is focused on one or more of those three areas of business success. It is also a word that comes naturally to us, because it is a friendly way to say yes:  Yep… we can help, yep… we have what your business or rural home needs, yep… we provide quality products….and best of all, yep, as a member of a cooperative, when we prosper, you prosper.

As we look forward to the future, excited about new products, services and acquisitions, as well as the continued development of the Omega Valley Farmers™, LLC feed and consumer products division, we will also never forget that Heartland Cooperative Services of Dorchester will always build on its foundation of Quality, Integrity and unmatched Service.
YEP, those are the principles that have helped us grow and give back to our members year after year. 
 
Dennis Schultz
GM/CEO

 

 
 

 
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