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Archives for April 2016

Purchase of The Andersons, Inc. NW Iowa Assets to be Completed May 1st

May 1, 2016

Dear Valued Client:

Welcome to MaxYield Cooperative! We are excited to announce that effective May 1, 2016, MaxYield’s purchase of The Andersons, Inc. northwest Iowa assets has been completed. We very much look forward to building upon and creating new relationships in that area. MaxYield is also excited to reestablish a cooperative presence in our communities in northwest Iowa.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with you! All business conducted with the Everly, Greenville, Gruver, Langdon, Milford, Spencer and Superior locations will now be with MaxYield, effective May 1, 2016. 

Contracts:

  • Any contract (grain, energy, agronomy including pre-pay) placed prior to May 1, 2016 with The Andersons has been assumed by MaxYield and will be honored by MaxYield.
  • All contracts entered into on May 1, 2016 and after will be with MaxYield Cooperative.

Client statements:

  • Your April 2016 statement will have a May 20, 2016 due date. The statement was mailed by and has the logo of The Andersons. A return envelope to MaxYield has been included.

Checks should be payable to “MaxYield Cooperative”:

  • All payments made May 1, 2016 or after, should have checks made out to MaxYield Cooperative.
  • Payments may be delivered or mailed to your nearest MaxYield location, including the seven locations mentioned above. Payment may also be sent to: MaxYield Cooperative, PO Box 49, West Bend, IA 50597.
  • If you make payments via ACH, new ACH forms to MaxYield will be necessary. Each MaxYield location has the needed paperwork or you may contact Doug Miller, Credit Manager at 515-887-7211 / 800-383-0003. We appreciate your understanding.

How do I become a member of MaxYield?

  • If you are currently a member of MaxYield Cooperative, your membership status has not changed. If you are interested in becoming a member or have questions about membership, please contact Kate Hansen at our Everly office, 712-834-2238. Membership application forms are available on our website: https://www.maxyieldcooperative.com/contact.

Who do I contact with questions?

Your client information that was previously held by The Andersons has been integrated into MaxYield’s accounting system and we are working hard to provide a seamless transition. If you have any questions, please contact your nearest MaxYield location, including any of the seven locations mentioned above. We will be happy to help!

Our contact information is conveniently listed on our website at: www.maxyieldcoop.com/contact. We can also be reached at the same phone numbers as before. Current grain bids and a copy of our grain policy are found online at www.maxyieldgrain.com.

We look forward to providing you solutions as MaxYield Cooperative. We appreciate your business and your patience as we complete this transition.

Cooperatively yours,

Keith Heim, CEO

Updated Andersons’ Location Hours & Closures

Effective May 1, 2016, all Andersons NW Iowa assets recently purchased by MaxYield Cooperative will have the following regular office hours:

Regular office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday -Friday. Seasonal hours will be in effect and dictated by weather.

Closures: The Greenville and Langdon locations and offices will be closed May 2 – May 8 in order to facilitate employee training and education. This affects the Greenville and Langdon locations only.

We very much appreciate your understanding!

Information for Andersons Cardtrol Clients

This letter will soon be sent to all Andersons holders of a Cardtrol fuel card. Thank you for your business!

May 1, 2016

Dear Valued Cardtrol Client:

Welcome to MaxYield Cooperative! Effective May 1, 2016, MaxYield’s purchase of The Andersons, Inc. northwest Iowa assets has been completed.

We look forward to serving you and your fuel needs. Holders of Cardtrol fuel cards with The Andersons should expect a seamless transition after May 1st. The Cardtrol card you have today WILL continue to work after May 1st, when MaxYield takes over operation of all of the current Anderson Cardtrols.

All charges from your fuel card will appear on your MaxYield statement. Later this summer we will issue new MaxYield fuel cards to all current holders of Cardtrol Cards. This will allow to access fuel at ALL MaxYield Cardtrol sites in Northwest Iowa.

Today our record show that you have ____ cards. If you would like to make any changes to the number of cards you have or if you do NOT wish to receive new cards please contact one of the following MaxYield locations:

Sara Sparks or Mindi Stephenson at our Spencer location: 712-262-6650

Rajean Eldridge, Doug Shirk or Chad Besch at 515-887-7282

Thank you and we look forward to doing business with you!

Sincerely

Chad Besch
Energy Team Leader

Two hybrids, one planter

Rodney multi-hybrid planterSciMax Solutions(R) continues its evaluation of multi-hybrid planter technology this spring, conducting trials again in the Emmetsburg and West Bend areas.

Data from last year’s trial indicated a 5-7-bushel-per-acre advantage for soybeans planted with the multi-variety planter. Corn showed a 3- to 8-bushel advantage.

The April 2016 issue of Wallaces Farmer featured a front-page story that detailed last year’s trials and gives a preview of whats in store for the SciMax research this year.

The entire story can be found by clicking here.

To learn more about multi-hybrid planting solutions, contact your SciMax Solutions Specialist, any MaxYield Cooperative location, or by clicking here.

 

 

Timing is Everything: Ordering Fuel in Advance Saves you Time, Money

20120927_farmers_219 compYou know how it goes. Your fuel tank is running low, so you think about placing an order. Then you get busy, and before you know it, you’re on empty and need fuel NOW.

We want to make sure you have the fuel you need, when you need it. If you give MaxYield Cooperative’s Energy Central a 24-hour notice, we can serve you most effectively. “Sometimes we get questions about why the system works this way,” said Chad Besch, MaxYield Cooperative’s energy team leader. “Here are some answers.”

Q: I just saw a MaxYield fuel truck drive by my house half an hour ago, so I called in my order. Why can’t they come back when they’re this close?

A: It’s about efficiency. Twenty years ago, every co-op location had a liquid propane (LP) truck and a refined fuels truck. Today, we cover all of MaxYield’s locations with four refined fuels trucks and four LP trucks.

Each truck holds 5,000 gallons, and daily routes are planned in advance for maximum efficiency. We set the routes each morning before the drivers leave.
A driver might travel 60 miles from one end of his territory to the other side during a work day. Sticking to the pre-planned route helps us serve all our clients effectively.

Mark Collins discusses fuel storage needs with Brandon Thilges.

Q: Why do you ask for a 24-hour notice?

A: Once again, it’s about efficiency. Pre-planned routes help us meet your needs while keeping costs manageable. We can certainly work you into the schedule when you call us at least 24 hours in advance.

Q: Do you have same-day delivery for fuel?

A: We do, but we ask that you call first thing in the morning. Also, there is an extra charge for same-day delivery. Compare this to UPS. If you order an item today and want to receive it tomorrow, you have to pay extra for fast shipping. It’s the same with MaxYield’s same-day fuel delivery.

Q: How can I make sure I have the fuel I need?

A: In addition to giving us a 24-hour notice, other solutions include:

– Investing in more fuel storage. If you’re not sure how much storage you need, we can help you run some numbers. We offer lease-to-own programs for refined fuels and LP, if you don’t want to purchase a tank outright. In many cases, additional fuel storage pays for itself quickly. Also, with planting right around the corner, make sure your fuel barrels are full before spring.

– Using premium diesel fuel. Our premium diesel includes storage additives, so if you fill up now, the fuel can remain in your tank until late next fall with no issues.

For more details on any of these solutions, call MaxYield’s Energy Central at 515-887-7282 or 866-711-7282 or log on to www.MaxYieldEnergy.com. We look forward to serving you.

 

Amanda Anderson Awarded Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

Amanda Anderson 2015MaxYield Cooperative announced today that Amanda Anderson is the recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

She is the daughter of Matt and Dini Anderson of Algona.

She is a 2015 graduate of Algona High School and attends Iowa State University in Ames, IA, majoring in Animal Science. Anderson is a past ag scholarship recipient from MaxYield.

MaxYield Cooperative annually makes scholarships available to graduating high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture.

MaxYield Cooperative is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in West Bend, IA.

More information about the cooperative can be found at www.MaxYieldCooperative.com.

 

 

Jared Wellik Awarded Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative announced today that Jared Wellik is the recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

He is the son of James and Carla Wellik of Woden.

He was a 2013 graduate of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura High School and attends Iowa State University in Ames, IA, majoring in Agricultural Studies.

MaxYield Cooperative annually makes scholarships available to graduating high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture.

MaxYield Cooperative is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in West Bend, IA.

More information about the cooperative can be found at www.MaxYieldCooperative.com.

 

 

Brianne Bier Awarded Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

Brianne BierMaxYield Cooperative announced today that Brianne Bier is the recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

She is the daughter of Lloyd and Jan Bier of Garner.

She was a 2014 graduate of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura High School and attends Iowa State University in Ames, IA, majoring in Agronomy. Bier is a past ag scholarship recipient from MaxYield

MaxYield Cooperative annually makes scholarships available to graduating high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture.

MaxYield Cooperative is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in West Bend, IA.

More information about the cooperative can be found at www.MaxYieldCooperative.com.

 

MaxYield Cooperative Enters into Agreement to Purchase The Andersons, Inc. Grain, Plant Nutrient, & Energy Assets in Iowa

Anderson logoContact: Chad Meyer
Client Relations/Communications
Office: 515-887-7211
Cell: 515-320-2593
Email: cmeyer@maxyieldcoop.com

WEST BEND, IA, March 31, 2016 – MaxYield Cooperative announces it has signed an agreement to purchase seven facilities in Iowa from The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE.)

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our presence in an area already served by MaxYield,” stated Howard Haas, MaxYield Cooperative board chairman. “MaxYield currently has facilities in 17 rural communities and has 1,700 members, many of which will have increased access to grain, agricultural inputs and services as a result of this transaction.”

“We have referenced performance issues in our western grain assets during several recent investor calls. We anticipate this sale will improve our prospects and provide a pathway to profitability for this area of our business,” said The Andersons CEO Pat Bowe. “We believe MaxYield will capably continue to serve the needs of the growers in this region and make good use of these assets in Iowa.”

The Andersons acquired the seven grain and agronomy locations as a part of its 2012 acquisition from Green Plains Grain Company. The Tennessee assets acquired during that same transaction will remain a part of The Andersons. This transaction does not divest or otherwise involve The Andersons’ ethanol facility or recently-acquired Nutra-Flo facilities in Iowa.

About MaxYield Cooperative
MaxYield Cooperative is a member-owned, fully diversified agricultural cooperative founded in 1915 and is headquartered in West Bend, IA. The cooperative has 17 locations and three Cenex convenience stores in Iowa. MaxYield also provides grain origination and accounting services for two Iowa feed mills. For more information, visit MaxYield online at www.MaxYieldCoop.com.

About The Andersons, Inc.
Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, The Andersons is a diversified company rooted in agriculture conducting business across North America in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors. The Company also has a consumer retailing presence. For more information, visit The Andersons online at www.andersonsinc.com.

 

 

McCaully Johanson Awarded Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

McCaully JohnansonMaxYield Cooperative announced today that McCaully Johanson is a recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

He is the son of Grant and Joan Johanson of Britt.

He is a 2015 graduate of West Hancock High School and attends North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, IA, majoring in Agriculture. Johanson is a past ag scholarship recipient from MaxYield

MaxYield Cooperative annually makes scholarships available to graduating high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture.

MaxYield Cooperative is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in West Bend, IA.

More information about the cooperative can be found at www.MaxYieldCooperative.com.