"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field."
Dwight D. Eisenhower




(1) We will be hosting an information meeting about our new GMP (Guarenteed Minimum Pricing) Contracts, Average Pricing Contracts, and basic option information at 1pm Monday, March 9th, 2015 at Taloma's New Holland Location. 

(2) Announcements regarding the potential merger information has been posted under the Services and Information tab (under Announcements in the drop box), located at the top of the page.

(3) Starting Monday, Taloma will be rolling all future basis prices to May2015 instead of March2015, therefore offers will be based off of May2015 futures starting Monday, February 23, 2015.



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 Guarenteed Minimum Price (GMP) Contracts! :-) Both of these services are listed under the "Services and Information" tab under "Services" drop menu.



New Features:

Would you like to receive cash bids and market updates on your mobile phone? Scroll down and subscribe to our web page or call us at 1-800-848-7930 to get signed up.  Also, contract, unload, and settlement sheet information is now available online through our new Farmer Access feature, which is located on the top right corner of our Home Page. Please call the Delavan office or email info@talomagrain.com to setup a user name and password for Farmer Access. 



Daily Interesting Fact:
Plant and animal biotechnology have resulted in new antibodies for immunizations. Agriculture has also contributed to research that has helped develop surgical techniques and pharmaceuticals that help save lives.

(fact from agday.org)



Daily Trivia Competition:

Today's Question: What fuel can be produced by fermenting sugar cane, sawdust, corn, or wood chips?
A. peat
B. alcohol
C. uranium
D. kerosene
E. hydrogen



(Check this section tomorrow for the answer, and/or email adrianne@talomagrain.com with your answer :-).

Free soda of your choice to the person who answers the most questions correctly by 11:59pm every Friday!!

Competition starts over every Monday and ends every Friday, so don't forget to play!



Yesterday's Question:  In the 4th century, the invention that marked the beginning of agricultural civilization was a device drawn by oxen. Name this device.


Yesterday's Answer: Plow!




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Lean Hogs -

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Corn -

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Cattle -

Live and feeder cattle futures have more than recovered the losses seen yesterday, with the nearby contracts up $3.00 and $4.50

Wheat -

Chicago wheat futures remained under the $5 psychological threshold at the close as the strong dollar, already at levels not seen in more than a

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