CASH BIDS
Allen Station
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Brownwood
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Delavan
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New Holland
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Quotes retrieved on April 18, 2015, 08:09:52 AM CDT
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  1.  As of Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, the merger between Taloma Farmers Grain Company of Delavan, Illinois and Farmers Grain and Coal Company of Mason City, Illinois has passed all necessary requirements to formally merge. The newly formed company will have the name, Encompass Grain and Rail Co-op. Commencement of the newly formed company will take effect June 1st, 2015. Thank you everyone for participating in this new, exciting transition! :-)   
  2. General information about options can be found under the "Services and Information" tab, under the drop box "Information".   
  3. Now access your mobile account from the top toolbar with "Mobile Login"! This was added to help make your cash bid texts and emails easier for farmers to navigate. Let us know if anyone is experiencing any issues with this feature. Enjoy!

 

 

(larger versions of these photos are located in the "Announcements" drop menu box > located in

the "Services and Information" tool bar at the top of the page.)

CURRENT SPECIALS
  1. Premium on current cash corn price delivered to Allen Station
  2.  FREE DP for both corn and soybeans at ALL locations (must be priced by October 1st, 2015)!!  
  3. Don't forget to ask about our Average Price Contracts and/or our new Guaranteed Minimum Price (GMP) Contracts! :-) Both of these services are listed under the "Services and Information" tab under "Services" drop menu.

 

NEW FEATURES

 Want to view your individual grain tickets, delivery sheets, invoices, payable account information, and/or how much grain you have in storage here at TALOMA?

We are now offering farmers the option to access all of their TALOMA account information online using FARMER ACCESS! If you are interested, email adrianne@talomagrain.com (with the subject "FARMER ACCESS", and/or call our main office line, 309-244-7541 or our toll free line 1-800-848-7930, and ask for Adrianne to help get you started!

TRIVIA OF THE DAY

Today's Questions: Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw." They are all common. Name two of them. 

 

Yesterday's Question:  In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

Answer: The pear grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the whole growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems. 

 

DAILY INTERESTING FACT:

OJ Simpson was originally cast as the Terminator, however the studio was afraid that nobody would buy into him being a remorseless killer.

(fact from all-thatisinteresting.com)

 

MARKET SNAPSHOT
Quotes retrieved on April 18, 2015, 08:09:52 AM CDT
COMMENTARY
Corn -

Corn futures ended the day two or three cents higher, with May posting a 2 3/4 cent gain for the week.  Sales to China during the past four

Lean Hogs -

Lean hog futures ended the day down 10-50 cents and ended the week with $1.25 in red ink.  The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 82 cents

Cattle -

Live cattle futures were limit down in the front three contracts today. Nearby April was down $1 for the week. Cash cattle trade started to develop

Ag Market Commentary -

Corn futures ended the day two or three cents higher, with May posting a 2 3/4 cent gain for the week.  Sales to China during the past four

Cotton -

Cotton futures closed sharply lower on the session with losses of more than a penny in some contracts. This follows a 42-58 point loss on Thursday

Soybeans -

Soybean futures ended the session steady to slightly higher, and May futures were able to pick up more than 19 cents on the week.  USDA

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