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Delavan, Illinois (61734)

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Dear Patrons,

Next Monday morning, June 1, 2015, the merge of Farmers Grain & Coal (FGC) into Taloma Farmers Grain (TFG) with the name change to ENCOMPASS GRAIN & RAIL CO-OP (EGR), will take place. First, I would like to thank the employees of both companies for their vigorous work and support through this process. I was made aware of how difficult a merger process was by several friends in the industry, and although they proved right, I am very pleased with our transition.

Now, with next Monday looming, we are making the final preparations. One is that our Tech Specialist will be converting the operating systems at the three FGC locations to a live server, meaning that tickets can be collected instantaneously. To do this, our tech will need to visit each location to make the proper connections and will also be overall working on the operating system. Because of this I have decided to proceed with the following schedule:

Next Monday, June 1, 2015, we will ask to not receive any grain shipments, and do not intend to print any checks. If this causes any issues, please call me, Jeff Duckworth (309-244-7541).

I’m certain we will be able to accommodate everyone for discussion, however wish to limit activity on the system. We intend to return to our usual schedules Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in the morning. However if this does not happen right away, then we will be delivering checks to your local office. If you intend to haul Tuesday morning, please call prior to your delivery to confirm that we have readily converted to the new system. I will also post this information on our website.

We will still purchase grain, record offers, and have our offices open for other business on Monday. We just, please, ask that you have patience with us for these two items during this conversion. Call me, Jeff Duckworth, General Manager of Encompass Grain and Rail Co-Op, with any concerns or suggestions. Thank you.





  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.)

  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.



 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 (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!


Today's Questions:  How long is a Martian year? - The orbital period of Mars is 686.9726 days.



Previous Trivia: 

How many planets are in the solar system? - 8 planets (we missed you pluto!).

What's the most malleable metal? - Gold.  

What nutty legume accounts for one sixth of the world's vegetable oil production? - The peanut.

What country saw the cultivation of the first potato, in 200 A.D.? - South America. 




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Quotes retrieved on May 27, 2015, 12:38:19 PM CDT
Corn -

Corn futures are 3 to 4 cents lower at midday.  Front month July futures made it as low as they were in late October.  The weekly

Cotton -

Cotton futures are steady to 36 points higher at midday.  The USD is still rising, up more than 200 points today following a more than 1000

Lean Hogs -

Lean hog futures are mixed on the day, trading from 15 cents lower to 70 cents higher in the July contract.  The CME Lean Hog Index was

Ag Market Commentary -

Corn futures are 3 to 4 cents lower at midday.  Front month July futures made it as low as they were in late October.  The weekly

Soybeans -

Soybean futures are trading slightly higher at midday.  Bean meal futures are mostly $3 to $4 higher on the session, but bean oil is off 31

Wheat -

Wheat futures are mostly 4 to 11 cents lower on the session.  HRW wheat is off the most, currently showing double digit losses in the front

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