February 23, 2019

Archives for October 2016

MaxYield Hosts Grain Importers from Mexico

MaxYield-Mexico grain buyers tour

Harry Bormann, MaxYield grain team leader (center) and Keith Heim, MaxYield CEO (fourth from right) welcome the Mexican grain buyers tour to Belmond, IA

On Thursday, October 20th, MaxYield Cooperative hosted representatives from five Mexican grain importers at their grain facility in Belmond, IA. The grain buyers were visiting cooperatives, grain end-users, and corn growers in Iowa prior to the U.S. Grains Council Export Exchange scheduled October 24-26 in Detroit, Michigan.

“We were thrilled to host this team in Belmond,” stated MaxYield CEO Keith Heim. “It is important that we further develop and strengthen the relationships between Mexican corn buyers and Midwest cooperatives and grain exporters. Even with local feed and ethanol demand for corn, there is still a large demand for Iowa corn outside the U.S.”

The grain buyer’s began their Iowa tour October 19th in Jefferson, before traveling to other cooperatives and grain users, ultimately to MaxYield’s facility in Belmond Thursday morning.

“As the largest buyer of U.S. corn, Mexico continues to be a bright spot for U.S. ag exports,” said Iowa Corn Growers Association Directory Jerry Maier, a farmer from Eagle Grove. “U.S. corn exports reached a record high this marketing year. Our Mexican grain and feed buyers rely on the quality and availability of U.S. corn and distillers grains which are shipped directly from states like Iowa, keeping transportation cost low. We look forward to further expanding this important market in the future.”

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Javier Chavez, marketing specialist at the U.S. Grain Council, asks a question during the tour of MaxYield’s Belmond grain facility.

In the 2015/2016 marketing year, an estimated 13.3 million tons of U.S. corn was exported to Mexico, a 17 percent increase from the previous year of 11.3 million tons and a 75 percent increase from 2010/2011. In addition, distiller’s grains experienced a 19 percent increase from the previous marketing year, increasing from 1.59 million tons to an estimated 1.9 million tons.

Held every other year by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Export Exchange brings together international buyers with U.S. sellers of corn, sorghum, barley, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten meal and corn gluten feed. This year’s Export Exchange conference is slated to be the largest on record with more than 215 buyers and end-users from more than 35 countries organized into 19 USGC trade teams.

About MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative is a member-owned, diversified agricultural cooperative founded in 1915 and is headquartered in West Bend, IA. The cooperative has 24 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 and www.FromTheField.com.

Garner-Hayfield-Ventura FFA Greenhouse Project Helped by MaxYield and Matching Funds

20161005_maxyield_189-1024x681Bob Baumgard, Garner-Hayfield – Ventura (GHV) FFA Advisor, Josh Chizek, GHV FFA president and Ana Nannenga, GHV FFA secretary, recently accepted a $2500 contribution from MaxYield Cooperative for the chapter’s new greenhouse project. The GHV FFA also accepted matching funds from Land O’Lakes Foundation and CoBank’s “Sharing Success” program on MaxYield’s behalf, which increased the total contribution to $6500.

MaxYield agronomy specialist Kody Trampel presented the contributions to the GHV FFA.

The new greenhouse will expand learning opportunities and the agricultural curriculum for GHV students and the FFA chapter.

About MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative is a member-owned, diversified agricultural cooperative founded in 1915 and is headquartered in West Bend, IA. The cooperative has 24 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 and www.FromTheField.com.

About Land O’Lakes Foundation

Land O’Lakes Foundation annually provides matching funds to projects located in communities where member local cooperatives are based. More information can be found at www.landolakesinc.com/responsibility.

About CoBank

CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.cobank.com.

 

Get More for Your Money with Cenex® Fuel

20151015_maxyield_436 (1024x681)What if you could use 4 percent to 5 percent less fuel on your farm?  If you do any over-the-road trucking, what if you could get 4 percent to 5 percent better mileage?

These kinds of savings equate to 10 cents per gallon on $2-per-gallon fuel. When that fuel is premium diesel from Cenex®, it’s easy to see why investing an extra nickel per gallon pays off.  “Spending five to save 10 is better than casino odds by far,” said Chad Besch, MaxYield’s energy team leader. “We’ve had many years of experience with Cenex fuels, which are the best on the market for delivering power and performance.”

Cenex® fuels, including premium gasoline and Ruby Fieldmaster® diesel, are available throughout MaxYield Cooperative’s trade territory, including areas previously served by The Andersons, Inc. “Welcome to our new clients who came to MaxYield through our acquisition of The Andersons,” Besch said. “We look forward to serving you.”

Enjoy greater peace of mind with ag’s best warranty

Part of this service includes the Cenex Total Protection Plan®. This warranty, which extends protection beyond your equipment manufacturer’s warranty, covers new and used agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines and telehandlers.

“You’ve made a huge investment in your equipment,” Besch said. “Protect that investment with the Total Protection Plan, which is the best warranty in agriculture.”

The warranty covers all the moving parts of the engine. There is no deductible, plus the warranty requires no operator burden of proof. “This is an eight- to 10-year warranty that only costs $200 or $400, depending on whether you’re covering new or used equipment,” Besch noted.

To qualify for the Cenex Total Protection Plan, you must use bulk or packaged Cenex oil. Both options are available from MaxYield. This is some of the best oil available at the most competitive prices, Besch noted. “Offering you the best fuels, oils and warranty on the market are huge benefits that give you peace of mind and keep your operation running smoothly.”

To learn more about how Cenex fuels, Cenex oil or the Total Protection Plan can save you money and boost your bottom line, contact MaxYield’s Energy Central at 866-711-7282.

Statement Regarding Accident near Forest City

Contact:               Chad Meyer                                                                       Date: October 3, 2016
Client Relations/Communications
Office: 515-887-7211, ext. 216
Cell: 515-320-2593
Email: cmeyer@maxyieldcoop.com

 

Statement Regarding Accident near Forest City

 

WEST BEND, IOWA, October 3, 2016 – This morning a serious accident occurred on a farm near Forest City, IA.

The accident occurred near a grain facility that is leased by MaxYield Cooperative. No MaxYield team members were involved and the accident occurred on property not leased by MaxYield.

We take the safety of our team members very seriously and we have in place comprehensive and extensive training programs and safety protocol. The full details of the accident have not been released and will be released at the proper time by local law enforcement.

MaxYield Cooperative and I extend our thoughts and prayers to those involved and affected.

Keith Heim, CEO
MaxYield Cooperative

 

About MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative, headquartered in West Bend, IA, is a member-owned agricultural cooperative that was founded in 1915. The cooperative has 24 locations, and three Cenex convenience stores in Iowa. They also provide grain origination and accounting services for two Iowa feed mills. For more information, visit MaxYield online at www.MaxYieldCoop.com or www.FromTheField.com.