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Winter Blues?

As of this writing, we are all eagerly awaiting the results of the G20 meeting and if the US and China can start working on a trade deal. We are also watching the South American crop during their growing season. Crop conditions in Brazil so far are looking quite good. We will see if the good weather continues for the next couple of months. Megan Tusa - Grain Marketer
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World Pork News

U.S. pork growth has been rapid in recent years. USDA estimates 2018 pork production to be up 13.9% compared to five years ago. Dave Limoges - Feed Sales Manager
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Lakefield Grain Elevator Operations

Commencing on December 1, 2018, Crystal Valley will operate the Lakefield Grain Elevator on an appointment-only basis.  Crystal Valley will still purchase grain year-round but will have limited delivery hours into Lakefield during the non-harvest months. Roger Kienholz - Chief Executive Officer
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Planning Ahead for Your Energy Needs

As most of you have wrapped, or are about to wrap harvest, we want to recap 2018 and some of the things we want to proactively approach in the coming year. Chad Larson - Energy Sales Manager
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Cenex Total Protection Plan

The Cenex Total Protection Plan pays off once again!!  This time Brian Loeffler of Janesville was paid a total of $5,035.20 for repairs done to his 8690 Massey Ferguson tractor. Chad Larsen - Energy Sales Manager
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Exciting News from Elanco

Elanco has just introduced “Prevacent PRRS”, which is a modified-live virus vaccine. Prevacent PRRS is for the respiratory form of PRRS that is safe for use in piglets 2 weeks of age or older. The feed team recently attended a meeting with our Elanco representative, where we were introduced to the new vaccine which targets the Dave Limoges - Feed Sales Manager
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Ready for 2019? So are We!

Although this fall continues to be challenging, one item to start thinking about is seed selections for 2019. Looking back on the unbearable spring and summer growing season there were many adverse weather conditions along with several plant health issues. These challenges created saturated soils and poor foliar response to grain fill, which had huge effects on yield! Skylar Hansen - Agronomy Sales
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