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Energy Sales Update

September has blessed us with a lot of heat and wind which has accelerated the crop progress. We once thought we would have a fair LP usage season to now our thoughts have changed. We still will use some, as some start corn harvest in that 23-24% range to minimize header losses, but the demand will be nothing like we expected. Therefore, supply shouldn’t be an issue.  Our local storage of 900,000 gallons gives us ample buffer for any demand we encounter and with supplier access not being stressed by allocation, it should be a seamless fall LP supply wise. Chad Larson - Energy Sales Manager
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Feed Update - Bio-Security Importance, Years of Service

Bio-Security is very important to the swine industry. Crystal Valley’s feed division takes bio-security very seriously. For us to do our best to help prevent the spread of disease, we have standard operating procedures (SOP’s) in place. For the prevention of disease spread, we request that all our customers notify their mill of any outbreak, ASAP.   Dave Limoges - Feed Sales Manager
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CEO Report - September 2018

August 31 marked the end of FY 2018 for Crystal Valley and we tallied sales of approximately $340 million for the year. While the total sales are up from a year ago, our local net savings will be fairly similar to last year’s. Roger Kienholz - Chief Executive Officer
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Donation and Advertising Guidelines

We recently updated our Donation and Advertising guidelines and process. Requests will now be reviewed quarterly on January 31, April 30, July 31, October 31. Ashley Beckius - Chief Human Resource Officer
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Grain Update - Direct Payments

On Monday, August 27th the US Secretary of Ag announced details of the plan to assist farms for the suppressed prices due to the trade war with China. $12 billion was set aside for the program that will be distributed in three ways; direct payments to farmers, food purchase and distribution program and global trade promotion. Kyle Leary - Grain Marketer
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Cenex Total Protection Warranty

Crystal Valley, through our affiliation with CHS, offers an equipment warranty program called the “Cenex Total Protection Plan Warranty” which is primarily offered to just agricultural customers. Chad Larson - Energy Sales Manager
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Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), an effort to ensure that the food that we eat is safe, was signed into law on January 4, 2011. Last year part one was initiated, and compliance with the industry standard Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) was completed. On Monday, September 17, 2018, Crystal Valley is required to comply with the second part of the FSMA which is the Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls. Brad More - Quality Assurance Coordinator
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