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Agronomy

Precision Farming: How Heartlands new TerraGator can help your Yield, Efficicncy & Profits!
NEED MORE Y.E.P?
Verdesian may be the answer


View the information & videos on Verdesian
"Avail" - "NutriSphereN" & "More Than Manure"
 

Feed

TMR. Is Your TMR Equipment Performing As Designed?


Heartland Organic Feed Operations moving to the Edgar Feed Mill
 

Calf & Heifer

 

 

Fuel

Propane: Whats it good for?
Learn about Heartlands propane programs and how propane can help
your farm, home and business.

Our Automated Fuel Delivery (AFD) progam takes the worry out of ordering fuel.
 

Health & Safety


NEW: Stay Safe with Rollover Protection.

Heartland Donates to the Dorchester Community Emergency Services


NEW: FARM MAPPER!  New technologies helping old problems. Connecting the field to the cloud.
Innovative new farm safety program.

 

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
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Sep 15 362'4 362'4 360'4 361'2 -2'4 363'6 02:42A Chart for @C5U
Dec 15 374'4 374'4 372'4 374'0 -1'2 375'2 02:42A Chart for @C5Z
Mar 16 385'4 385'4 383'4 385'2 -1'0 386'2 02:42A Chart for @C6H
May 16 391'0 391'4 390'2 391'2 -1'4 392'6 02:42A Chart for @C6K
Jul 16 396'2 396'2 394'6 395'2 -2'0 397'2 02:42A Chart for @C6N
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Sep 15 891'6 894'6 890'4 894'6 -2'6 897'4 02:42A Chart for @S5U
Nov 15 885'0 886'0 880'2 885'0 -2'4 887'4 02:42A Chart for @S5X
Jan 16 890'0 890'6 885'4 889'6 -2'4 892'2 02:43A Chart for @S6F
@DA - MILK CLASS III - CME
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Sep 15 16.21 16.21 16.21 16.21 16.21 12:48A Chart for @DA5U
Oct 15 16.45 16.50 Chart for @DA5V
Nov 15 16.19 16.27 Chart for @DA5X
LC - LCF0 - UNKNOWN
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Jan 20 Chart for LC0F
@SM - SOYBEAN MEAL - CBOT
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Sep 15 3209 3209 3195 3195 - 14 3209 02:42A Chart for @SM5U
Oct 15 3133 3133 3121 3128 - 8 3136 02:42A Chart for @SM5V
Dec 15 3110 3111 3098 3105 - 8 3113 02:42A Chart for @SM5Z
@DDG - @DDGF0 - UNKNOWN
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Jan 20 Chart for @DDG0F
@O - OATS - CBOT
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Sep 15 233'0 0'0 235'4 01:46A Chart for @O5U
Dec 15 230'0 230'0 227'2 228'2 -2'0 230'2 01:46A Chart for @O5Z
Mar 16 228'0 228'0 228'0 228'0 -1'6 229'6 12:46A Chart for @O6H
@W - WHEAT - CBOT
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Sep 15 482'0 485'0 481'0 485'0 2'4 482'4 02:42A Chart for @W5U
Dec 15 484'4 486'6 482'2 486'4 1'4 485'0 02:42A Chart for @W5Z
Mar 16 490'0 491'2 487'4 491'2 1'0 490'2 02:42A Chart for @W6H
LH - LHF0 - UNKNOWN
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Jan 20 Chart for LH0F
@HQ - HDD - MINNEAPOLIS - CME
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Oct 15 482.0 482.0s 08/31 Chart for @HQ5V
Nov 15 887.0 887.0s 08/31 Chart for @HQ5X
Dec 15 1395.0 1395.0s 08/31 Chart for @HQ5Z
@BW - BARLEY - ICEFC
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Oct 15 191.90 191.90s 08/31 Chart for @BW5V
Dec 15 191.90 191.90s 08/31 Chart for @BW5Z
Mar 16 193.90 193.90s 08/31 Chart for @BW6H
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NEWS & OPINION
 

NEWS

 

DTN Farm Business
Thursday, August 6, 2015 2:27PM CDT
Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the sticking points to finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Canada's dairy industry is pushing back against arguments it needs to open up to imported dairy products.

Friday, August 28, 2015 8:45AM CDT
Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time this year, but they also are requiring renters to share crop insurance yields, soil tests and other data operators collect on their rental farms.

 

Wisconsin Pest Bulletin. Timely Crop Pest News, Forecasts and Growing Season Conditions for Wisconsin.

Updated weekly: Week of August 20th, 2015.
 

Important News Release: USDA to Measure Small Grain Production.

During the first two weeks of September, farmers around the country will receive the September 1 Agricultural Survey…NASS is taking a comprehensive look into the 2015 production and supply of small grains… The information will be critical to farmers, analysts, and others.

 

WomeninAg: Want a Chance to Go to the White House?

- See more at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2015/07/24/womeninag-want-a-chance-to-go-to-the-white-house/#sthash.HFZAvcWY.dpuf

WomeninAg: Want a Chance to Go to the White House?

- See more at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2015/07/24/womeninag-want-a-chance-to-go-to-the-white-house/#sthash.HFZAvcWY.dpuf

USDA/Microsoft “Innovation Challenge” Offers $60K in Prizes to Software Developers -
Deadline Nov 20th, 2015

USDA/Microsoft “Innovation Challenge” Offers $60K in Prizes to Software Developers

- See more at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2015/07/24/usdamicrosoft-innovation-challenge-offers-60k-in-prizes-to-software-developers/#sthash.XaLKCq1E.dpuf

Farmers have long looked to the clouds for signs of relief, but a new competition launched by USDA and Microsoft will tap the Internet cloud to help farmers and our food systems to adapt to climate change. The “Innovation Challenge” is asking software developers to create applications that will use more than 100 years of USDA data to explore how our food system can achieve better food resiliency. -


Study Finds Increasing Wood Pellet Demand Boosts Forest Growth, Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Creates Jobs -

Biomass energy markets are providing greenhouse gas benefits for Europe and can be a larger part of our domestic strategy as well.  The United States has committed to lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent over the next 10 years. One component of that strategy could be to expand renewable energy generation from forest and agricultural biomass.


Why Test Seeds?

Seed quality equates to crop stand, yield, and overall value.  High quality seeds provide the foundation for meeting our food, medical and housing needs.



2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that over 98.2 percent of producers have met the 2014 Farm Bill requirement to certify conservation compliance to qualify for crop insurance premium support payments.


UPDATE:State Veterinarian issues restrictions on poultry events, exhibitions and fairs in Wisconsin: Two months after avian influenza led to the depopulation of more than 1.7 million chickens and turkeys in Wisconsin, the state veterinarian has issued two orders restricting participation in poultry events, exhibitions and fairs in Wisconsin. UPDATE: RESTRICTIONS BROADEND AS OF 7-1-15 (Click link above for printable PDF)

Farm Reports


August: USDA Crop Production 8-15-15
July: WI Milk Prices 7-30-15
August: USDA WI Crop Progress & Condition 8-16-15
August: USDA Milk Production. 8-19-15
July: USDA WI Monthly prices 7-30-15
 
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OPINIONS

Stars Shine Bright at State Convention. June 24th. by: Mike Austin

Getting More than Just Breakfast on the Farm. June 10th by: Mike Austin


The Changing Face of FFA

 
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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's nice to be a part of an organization like Heartland Cooperative Services of Dorchester. For decades, Heartland Co-ops' core-group of localized co-ops, 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 Million 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, we are always excited about bringing in new products, new services and new acquisitions that make economic sense. We are also working on the continual development of our Omega Valley Farmers™, LLC Feed and Consumer products division.
We will never forget that Heartland Cooperative Services was built on a foundation of Quality, Integrity and unmatched Services to it's owner/customers and that it will always be the Inventor / Early Adopter of technologies that make sense for it's customer base.
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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