March 2, 2021

Grain Settlements—Simplified

20131010_maxyield_393 compBob McConnell knew there had to be a better way. When he delivered grain to an elevator in his area, the settlement process was usually challenging, at best.

“The grain had to be settled at the corporate office 45 minutes away, and it was a fiasco,” said McConnell, who farms north of Armstrong.

McConnell has two landlords who live in the western United States, and they prefer that he look over the paperwork and checks before they see the information. “They are used to having me check things over first, because this avoids a lot of confusion,” said McConnell, who made repeated requests to have all paperwork sent directly to him.

Unfortunately, checks continued to be sent to the landlords first, with the paperwork sometimes bearing mixed-up combinations of Bob and the landlords’ names and mailing addresses. The situation was complicated by the fact that the company couldn’t process grain settlements at the local elevator. “I practically had to call the corporate office the day the grain settlement information would arrive there to try to keep things on track,” McConnell said.

When things didn’t stay on track, McConnell had to spend at least half a day in the office, trying to straighten everything out. “It created a lot of hassle,” he said.

The little things add up

McConnell discovered things didn’t have to be this hard when he started doing more business with MaxYield Cooperative several years ago.

“Having grain settlements at the point of delivery works slick at Kerber Milling and Lakota,” said McConnell, who was pleased when Val Auten, MaxYield’s client care representative at Kerber Milling in Emmetsburg, could cut him a check on the spot.

Getting the money faster isn’t the biggest benefit to McConnell, though. “The MaxYield team is great to work with. All the time and hassle they save me is a big plus.”

It’s the little things that mean a lot, he added. “I pick the places that are easiest to do business with, and that includes MaxYield.”

See for yourself

Each MaxYield location is empowered to make it easy for every client to do business with the company, said Harry Bormann, MaxYield’s grain team leader.

“Any MaxYield location can print grain contracts, settle grain contracts, and print checks. These are valuable solutions that you don’t find everywhere.”

MaxYield also makes sure grain transactions are done quickly and correctly. “Each of our locations can handle their clients’ grain needs right there, the same day. I encourage you to see for yourself how MaxYield’s solutions can make life easier for you,” Bormann added.

For more information about MaxYield’s grain solutions, contact your nearest MaxYield location.


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