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The USDA confirms ASF in Dominican Republic

We have been hearing a lot about African Swine Flu in the past few days. The USDA has recently announced the presence of ASF in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares its island with Haiti. Because it’s an island, the virus was transported by ship or plane.
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Trimont Feed Mill Slip Form Process Begins

Just after 8 am this morning, the construction crew began the continuous cement pour of the slip forms at the new feed mill in Trimont. Work will be non-stop with rotating shifts until the 160+ foot pour is complete.
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Intern Newsletter

Over the past month, Crystal Valley hosted the third and fourth intern training with leading industry professionals. On June 18, representatives from Brevant and Corteva joined the group in Nicollet. The presentation covered the products offered and also how their respective companies became who they are today. Before the presentation, interns went to a Crystal Valley research plot in Nicollet, MN, looking at plant health in corn and soybeans.
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Top Pork Producing States

I read the following January news article by Caroline Christen and thought it would be good information to share. The article shares some interesting numbers and information that we may not always receive from other sources when we are reading or listening to pork news. Caroline talks about top pork producing states, the pork industry size and value, the number of pork producers in the United States, and shares who the largest producers are. I hope you find as much value in the article as I did.
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Retirement Announcement

Jeff Spence, Vice President of Grain, has announced his impending retirement, effective August 19, 2021. Spence has served as the Vice President of Crystal Valley’s Grain Division since 2007, and his cooperative experience spans more than 42 years.
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Intern Newsletter

This summer, Crystal Valley will be hosting 15 interns at various locations around our trade territory. Each intern will be doing a summer project, complete with a group presentation at the end of their internship experience.
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