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Early Market Talk January 21, 2022

News > Early Market Talk January 21, 2022

March corn futures higher four straight sessions. Make it five today? In just the last two sessions, SH22 has rallied 64 1⁄2¢ and traded near 80¢ off Tuesday’s low. Inflation talk, China buying rumors, and the Ukraine situation getting much credit. SA production declines in the background.

Early Market Talk January 20, 2022

News > Early Market Talk January 20, 2022

Mixed overnight trade on the heels of sharp gains seen yesterday. At 0530 CH22 off 2¢ art $6.08 1⁄2. SH22 3 3⁄4¢ higher at $13.95. Chi and KC wheat both lower. Volume totals to this point typical of an overnight session.

Early Market Talk January 20, 2022

News > Early Market Talk January 20, 2022

Focus remains largely on southern Brazil weather. Some model disagreement but overall nod to continuing the dry trend. Weather premium continues to build in overall price structure. Stretching the rubber band pretty good.

Early Market Talk January 18, 2022

News > Early Market Talk January 18, 2022

Focus remains largely on southern Brazil weather. Some model disagreement but overall nod to continuing the dry trend. Weather premium continues to build in overall price structure. Stretching the rubber band pretty good.

Innovating & Sustainability with a Money-Back Warranty

News > Innovating & Sustainability with a Money-Back Warranty

Leading Producers with Innovation and Excellence - our company’s vision statement guides us each and every day to provide innovative solutions to all of our customers. With our newest offering, Innovation Assurance, we couple the benefits of innovation and sustainability by utilizing cutting edge products and expertise from your FCS Agronomy team with the peace of mind of a money-back warranty.

Early Market Talk January 14, 2022

News > Early Market Talk January 14, 2022

Focus remains largely on southern Brazil weather. Some model disagreement but overall nod to continuing the dry trend. Weather premium continues to build in overall price structure. Stretching the rubber band pretty good.

Early Market Talk January 13, 2022

News > Early Market Talk January 13, 2022

Focus remains largely on southern Brazil weather. Some model disagreement but overall nod to continuing the dry trend. Weather premium continues to build in overall price structure. Stretching the rubber band pretty good.

Early Market Talk January 12, 2022

News > Early Market Talk January 12, 2022

Focus remains largely on southern Brazil weather. Some model disagreement but overall nod to continuing the dry trend. Weather premium continues to build in overall price structure. Stretching the rubber band pretty good.

Early Market Talk January 11, 2022

News > Early Market Talk January 11, 2022

Focus remains largely on southern Brazil weather. Some model disagreement but overall nod to continuing the dry trend. Weather premium continues to build in overall price structure. Stretching the rubber band pretty good.

Elite Crop Data Review Meeting

News > Elite Crop Data Review Meeting

Elite Crop Group Data Review is where the power of our group data comes together to create innovative solutions and discussions that you can take back to your operation and increase efficiencies and drive yields.

Early Market Talk January 7, 2022

News > Early Market Talk January 7, 2022

Focus remains largely on southern Brazil weather. Some model disagreement but overall nod to continuing the dry trend. Weather premium continues to build in overall price structure. Stretching the rubber band pretty good.

Grain Harvest 2021 RECAP

News > Grain Harvest 2021 RECAP

Another grain harvest is successfully in the books for you and your cooperative. It was a very good year for our patrons and Farmers Coop ...

Make Money for Sustainable Practices

News > Make Money for Sustainable Practices

Carbon Credits.... Carbon Neutral.... Carbon Sequestration... Sustainability.....these are all popular topics in today’s society.

Early Market Talk January 6, 2022

News > Early Market Talk January 6, 2022

Focus remains largely on southern Brazil weather. Some model disagreement but overall nod to continuing the dry trend. Weather premium continues to build in overall price structure. Stretching the rubber band pretty good.

Early Market Talk January 5, 2022

News > Early Market Talk January 5, 2022

Focus remains largely on southern Brazil weather. Some model disagreement but overall nod to continuing the dry trend. Weather premium continues to build in overall price structure. Stretching the rubber band pretty good.

Early Market Talk January 4, 2022

News > Early Market Talk January 4, 2022

Focus remains largely on southern Brazil weather. Some model disagreement but overall nod to continuing the dry trend. Weather premium continues to build in overall price structure. Stretching the rubber band pretty good.

Early Market Talk December 30, 2021

News > Early Market Talk December 30, 2021

Focus remains largely on southern Brazil weather. Some model disagreement but overall nod to continuing the dry trend. Weather premium continues to build in overall price structure. Stretching the rubber band pretty good.

Early Market Talk December 29, 2021

News > Early Market Talk December 29, 2021

Focus remains largely on southern Brazil weather. Some model disagreement but overall nod to continuing the dry trend. Weather premium continues to build in overall price structure. Stretching the rubber band pretty good.

Early Market Talk December 28, 2021

News > Early Market Talk December 28, 2021

Spec money continues to pour into corn market with trends turning up. In the three days since beaching the long running down trend line, a total of 43K contracts have been added to open interest. OI up near 18K yesterday alone and has been higher now 17 straight sessions for a total of near 129K contracts. Represents 645 million bu.

Carbon Programs FAQ

News > Carbon Programs FAQ

Questions on our carbon offering? Here's a list of frequently asked questions that can get you started! If you want more information, contact Jeff Koops at 712-441-1352.

Truck Purchasing Program - FCS Member Benefit

News > Truck Purchasing Program - FCS Member Benefit

As a member of Farmers Cooperative Society, you gain access to many benefits that help support your operation. One of these benefits is access to Land ‘O Lakes Truck Purchasing Program.

Profitable Carbon Programs and New Sustainability Opportunities

News > Profitable Carbon Programs and New Sustainability Opportunities

Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) is bringing access to the 2022 Truterra™ carbon offering on the heels of high farmer interest and participation in Truterra’s inaugural carbon program launched in February 2021.

Location & Office Hour Changes

News > Location & Office Hour Changes

Farmers Coop Society is announcing a change in grain and agronomy office/location hours, effective December 6th.

Dealing with Chemical Supply Shortages for 2022

News > Dealing with Chemical Supply Shortages for 2022

Supply chain issues have become a global phenomenon over the past 18+ months, and agriculture is beginning to feel some real supply effects that could impact your 2022 decision-making.

Ritter Seasonal Hours

News > Ritter Seasonal Hours

Our Ritter location will be transitioning back to our seasonal hours, beginning today. Grain deliveries will be by appointment only. To ...

Precision Ag Hardware

Hardwarelisting > Precision Ag Hardware

The full-service approach we take provides you with the right precision ag solutions and the support you need to get more out of every acre.

Request a Quote

Requestaquote > Request a Quote

Complete our form to request a quote for the precision ag product(s) in which you are interested and one of our representatives will contact you shortly.

Precision Ag Software

Softwarelisting > Precision Ag Software

We offer several different Precision Ag software platforms featuring compatibility across most makes and models. Find the right solution for your operation and enjoy optimal efficiency.

Celebrating National Coop Month

News > Celebrating National Coop Month

Cooperatives are based on the idea of cooperation and October is National Coop Month. During Harvest every year we come together to say thank you to our farmers, our members, and our owners. Thank you!

Meet our 2021 Agronomy Interns

News > Meet our 2021 Agronomy Interns

For over 10 years, our Agronomy department has offered several internships. Our program is developed so that students interested in agriculture can gain real world experience and knowledge.

Official Rules & Regulations - Sanborn $5K

News > Official Rules & Regulations - Sanborn $5K

Sanborn $5,000 OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ...

Tailgate Talks: Introducing Innovation Assurance

News > Tailgate Talks: Introducing Innovation Assurance

Want to try new and innovative microbiologicals or sustainable agronomic options like cover crops? Worried about the risk vs reward? Try our NEW money back assurance program!

Tailgate Talks: Cover Crop Benefits

News > Tailgate Talks: Cover Crop Benefits

Back again with another Tailgate Talks! 🎥🎥 Aric and Josh are talking cover crop benefits! Cover Crops can provide some 💰💰 benefits and environmentally sustainable choice for you and your acres.

Tailgate Talks: Choosing Your Cover Crops

News > Tailgate Talks: Choosing Your Cover Crops

Do you use cover crops? Should you plant rye? Radish? Oats? Don't know? Aric and Josh help us decide what to chose and what's the best way to apply cover crops. FCS carries a full line-up of state licensed cover crop, as well as, custom seeding options that include custom drilling, aerial application, high clearance air seeing ground application, and broadcast seeding.

Cover Crops are Gaining Momentum!

News > Cover Crops are Gaining Momentum!

Why is everyone so infatuated with the idea of using them? First, there are many environmental benefits from having cover crops.

Seed Week Winners 2021

News > Seed Week Winners 2021

Craig Hoftyzer, of the Boyden area, won the grand prize of $37374.26 worth of FREE DEKALB/Asgrow seed.

Want 0% Interest on Fungicides?

News > Want 0% Interest on Fungicides?

FCS is once again offering 0% interest delayed beginning until January 15th of 2022 for fungicides, insecticides, surfactants, micros, biologicals, and application for customers with a paid up to date FCS account for 0% interest, no additional fees or paperwork!

Fungicides are Designed to Help During Crop Stress

News > Fungicides are Designed to Help During Crop Stress

Fungicides that contain additional plant health components such as Veltyma, Revytek, and Miravis Neo can help reduce this stress hormone and therefore assist the plant when dealing with in season stress.

Grain Contracts Completed Anytime - Anywhere!

News > Grain Contracts Completed Anytime - Anywhere!

Want to get a contract completed quickly? Need to capitalize on the grain market when you can? Start signing your FCS grain contracts electronically TODAY!

Tailgate Talks: Mid-Season Insecticides

News > Tailgate Talks: Mid-Season Insecticides

Aric and Tyson are back together and they are talking mid-season insecticides! Do you have corn rootworm issues or seeing some alfalfa weevil damage from the dry conditions? They talk you through some options that might work for you!

Save BIG with Summer Equipment Promotions

News > Save BIG with Summer Equipment Promotions

It is important that equipment either increase yield or offer an operational efficiency. Most farmers are doing things right and getting good yields, so what new technology could help improve your farming operation?

In Season Drought Tools

News > In Season Drought Tools

Drought stress can certainly have a negative impact on crop yields and with our current corn and soybean prices, every bushel can mean a lot per acre taken away or put into your pocket. Here are a couple a tools that could make a difference this season.

Tailgate Talks: Post Applying Herbicides

News > Tailgate Talks: Post Applying Herbicides

Aric and Paul talk about the number of soybean varieties on the market today and how post application has changed in the last few years. They cover Xtend®, Enlist E3®, and XtendFlex®. **When applying herbicide always follow product label!

Tailgate Talks: Micronutrients

News > Tailgate Talks: Micronutrients

Ever wondered if micronutrients would help you? Our tissue sampling data says that 60% of the time your crop is deficient in nutrients at that critical V5 stage. Bridge that gap with select micronutrients.

USDA Crop Report 5/24/21

News > USDA Crop Report 5/24/21

Matt talks today's Crop Progress Report and the impact on the grain markets.

USDA Grain Report 5/10/21

News > USDA Grain Report 5/10/21

Warren Drew gives a quick recap of the recent USDA Grain Report. As of today, Iowa has 89% of Corn planted and 67% of soybeans planted.

USDA Grain Report 5/3/21

News > USDA Grain Report 5/3/21

Braden Kooiker gives a quick recap of the recent USDA Grain Report. As of today, Iowa has 69% of Corn planted and 40% of soybeans planted

Soybean Seed Treatment Tools - What Works?

News > Soybean Seed Treatment Tools - What Works?

The vast majority of soybeans are treated prior to planting because of the risk protection and ROI they can provide. However, there are a lot of soybean seed treatment options available on the market today, which can make them hard to sort out which of these tools will best fit your farm.

USDA Grain Report 4/19/21

News > USDA Grain Report 4/19/21

Warren Drew gives a quick recap of the recent USDA Grain Report.

USDA Grain Report 5/3/21

News > USDA Grain Report 5/3/21

Braden Kooiker gives a quick recap of the recent USDA Grain Report. As of today, Iowa has 69% of Corn planted and 40% of soybeans planted

USDA Grain Report 4/9/21

News > USDA Grain Report 4/9/21

Braden Kooiker gives a quick recap of the recent USDA Grain Report.

Spring Manure Application

News > Spring Manure Application

Typically, liquid manure in NW Iowa is land- applied in the fall, as it gives us the greatest timeframe to get manure pumped. However, fall conditions are not always fit to apply manure, and fall manure application can lead to higher soil erosion losses and nutrient losses through leaching, volatilization, and runoff.

Grain Marketing 101

News > Grain Marketing 101

2020 was a year of anomalies and depending on your perspective, it was a year to remember or a year you would like to forget.

Soybean Gall Midge

News > Soybean Gall Midge

Soybean gall midge was first noted in Northeastern Nebraska in 2011 and Eastern South Dakota in 2015. Midge infestations were isolated and spread slowly before detected in Northwestern Iowa in subsequent growing seasons. In 2018, soybean gall midge spread quickly and was confirmed in 65 counties, including 16 in Western Iowa.

Consider Zinc on Your Seed

News > Consider Zinc on Your Seed

Corn has a high demand for Zinc (Zn) relative to other crops. It’s an essential micronutrient that is a component of various enzymes that are responsible for driving metabolic reactions in a plant. Growth and development would stop if specific enzymes were not present in plant tissue.

Purina Mineral Promotion

News > Purina Mineral Promotion

FCS Beef Specialists are currently offering a booking contract for Purina Loose Mineral & Mineral tubs now through March 22nd!

Producer Spotlight: Ensuring The Farm for Future Generations

News > Producer Spotlight: Ensuring The Farm for Future Generations

Marlyn has close to 1,000 acres of crop production and 750 sows in his farrow to finish swine operation. He says, “Every year is different, and most years one of the operations pulls the other one through.”

Help Us Help You!

News > Help Us Help You!

Farmers Coop Society is asking for your help!

Free Delayed Price

News > Free Delayed Price

FCS will be offering Free Delayed Price beginning 1/4/21.

USDA Grain Report 12/10/20

News > USDA Grain Report 12/10/20

Braden Kooiker gives a quick recap of the recent USDA Grain Report.

New Precision Ag Products!

News > New Precision Ag Products!

This Fall has been an exciting time in the equipment market. The companies that we work with continue to show and bring innovative products ...

Ag Leader Launches New Products

News > Ag Leader Launches New Products

Ag Leader has launched a few new products! Introducing SteerCommand Z2 and SteadySteer!

Save Operating Costs with Advance Lending

News > Save Operating Costs with Advance Lending

Advance Lending is a three-tiered program that gives our growers a decreasing interest rate based on business commitment level. By offering our growers a competitive interest rate we are allowing you to free up your capital to maximize your income potential, maximize your yields, and reduce your financial risk.

Potential Changes in Your Manure Analysis

News > Potential Changes in Your Manure Analysis

I recently took a manure sample on a hog barn that has had annual testing done on it to get an idea of any changes that may have occurred this year. The sample was taken about six weeks earlier than it had typically been taken.

Starting Cattle with RX3

News > Starting Cattle with RX3

Starting cattle is highly critical as we bring them in, and setting up those first couple weeks for success is our main goal.

Making Profitable Fertilizer Decisions

News > Making Profitable Fertilizer Decisions

Elite Crop can help take you to the next level of improving your fertilizer efficiencies and increasing your Return on Investment (ROI).

Soybean Technology Uncertainties

News > Soybean Technology Uncertainties

Effective weed control in soybeans has become more and more of a challenge as time goes on. The days of Roundup® cleaning up any field, regardless of weed pressure or species, is a distant memory at this point.

Agronomy Fall Safety Field Day 2020

News > Agronomy Fall Safety Field Day 2020

On Wednesday September 16th, the FCS Agronomy department did a new first of its kind event that we called our Safety Field Day. This event took place at our outside at our Sioux Center Agronomy location at 9:00am and again at 1:00pm that day so that all employees could attend.

Farmers Coop Society 2020 Fall Magazine

News > Farmers Coop Society 2020 Fall Magazine

Inside this issue: Profitable Fertilizer Decisions, Immune Support Technology, Potential Changes in Manure Analysis

Fall 2020 Magazine: Company Comments from your CEO

News > Fall 2020 Magazine: Company Comments from your CEO

We just finished the 2020 year for FCS and, while we are still crunching through the numbers and finalizing some details, it looks to be a good year for your cooperative. What a difference a year makes.

Qualify for FREE SEED! Seed Week 2020

News > Qualify for FREE SEED! Seed Week 2020

This week ONLY! September 8-18, 2020 Get special financing until December 2021 + extra discounts + early cash discount options! Farmers ...

Don't Lose Your Yield!

News > Don't Lose Your Yield!

With the dry conditions not being idea for crop development, don't lose more yield by waiting too long to harvest!

Minimize Your Yield Loss!

News > Minimize Your Yield Loss!

Timely harvest helps insures that you maximize your yield and the economics of drying are relatively cheap at an equivalent of 1/100 of a bushel of corn per 1 point of drying.

Cover Crop Season is HERE!

News > Cover Crop Season is HERE!

Cover Crop season is here! Now is the time to get yours scheduled!

FCS Opens a Second Location for the HTBC Hog Store

News > FCS Opens a Second Location for the HTBC Hog Store

Farmers Coop Society announces today that we will be opening our second location for our How-To Building Center Hog Store in Melvin, IA the first week of August 2020.

Seed Week Winners 2020

News > Seed Week Winners 2020

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Seed Week promotion winners. Farmers that purchase seed from FCS were eligible. During our Seed Week early ...

Looking Forward to Harvest

News > Looking Forward to Harvest

As harvest approaches, we encourage you to look at the offerings from 360 Yield Center and at using a combination of the 360 CHAINROLL and 360 YIELD SAVER.

Today's Uncertainty Affecting Manure Values

News > Today's Uncertainty Affecting Manure Values

As we get closer to the fall, be sure to plan for manure testing. It is always a good idea to test manure so you know the nutrients of your manure, whether it be liquid or dry, so that you can take full advantage of the nutrients available. If you have any questions regarding manure testing or would like your pit or stockpile tested, please feel free to contact me.

Precision Ag Technology Advances

News > Precision Ag Technology Advances

Summer rebate programs and aggressive financing options are available through August! If you're interested in finding out more about these programs, please contact Scott De Jong (712) 229- 2968 or Kevin Rozenboom (712) 441-3453.

Timing is Important for Fungicides

News > Timing is Important for Fungicides

Timing of fungicide applications has a significant impact on yield response. Timing of application is basically directly tied to the type ...

Differences in Fungicides

News > Differences in Fungicides

Iowa State University Extension does a large scale fungicide testing trial for both corn and soybeans annually to compare new and existing fungicide technologies.

FCS Announces the 2020 Scholarship Recipients

News > FCS Announces the 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Farmers Coop Society wants to ensure a strong future for the agriculture industry by supporting the future generations. This year, Farmers Coop Society awarded $1000 scholarships to eight high school seniors. Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship recipients!

Make the Precision Decision and SAVE!

News > Make the Precision Decision and SAVE!

Now's the time to save BIG on Precision Planting Offers today! These are a limited-time savings on 20|20, vDrive, DeltaForce, and ...

Dead Animal Management Regulations

News > Dead Animal Management Regulations

If you are burying or composting dead animals, please keep in mind that there are rules and regulations set by the DNR that you must follow.

Iowa Launches Resource Center to Assist Livestock Producers

News > Iowa Launches Resource Center to Assist Livestock Producers

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced the launch of a Resource Coordination Center to support Iowa livestock producers affected by supply chain disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

FCS Launches Customer Account App!

News > FCS Launches Customer Account App!

View your monthly statements, grain transactions, make grain offers, agronomy billing, and manage your FCS notifications all from our FCS Customer Account App! Available now in your App Store or Google Play.

Farmers Coop Society 2020 Spring Magazine

News > Farmers Coop Society 2020 Spring Magazine

Our Spring 2020 Magazine is now available! Inside this issue you will find: "Using Data To Improve My Profits: Featuring Gary & Brad Den Herder", "PROVEN Swine Management Introducing Logan Huisman", "Meet our Eastern and Western Grain Managers" and much more!

Proven Swine Management - Welcome Dr. Huisman!

News > Proven Swine Management - Welcome Dr. Huisman!

Proven Swine Management is a service that Farmers Coop Society has been offering for the past several years and has seen significant growth due to the demands of our customers. Recently, we have expanded our services, hiring a veterinarian to continue to meet our customers’ needs.

FCS Response to COVID-19

News > FCS Response to COVID-19

We wanted to take a moment to update you on the latest information regarding our response to the COVID-19 situation across our state and region. As you all know, this is a very fluid situation and things are changing daily. At Farmers Coop Society, the health and well-being of our employees and our customers is our primary concern.

Using Data To Improve My Profits - featuring Gary & Brad Den Herder

News > Using Data To Improve My Profits - featuring Gary & Brad Den Herder

“Yield matters more than price." This quote is something that still drives the Den Herder operation today. They may not be able to control the grain markets, but they can make educated business decisions to impact their yields. 

Manure Management: back to the basics

News > Manure Management: back to the basics

After a wet harvest making decisions for manure management, storage and application can be very challenging. You may have limited opportunities to apply during the growing season and if harvest is wet, you may have to store manure for longer than anticipated.

Reducing Your Nitrogen Applications Could Save You BIG!

News > Reducing Your Nitrogen Applications Could Save You BIG!

Recently the Iowa Soybean Association (ISB) completed a study with 20 Iowa farmers that discovered that farmers could save millions of dollars in input costs by reducing their nitrogen application rate.

2020 Annual Elite Crop Meeting

News > 2020 Annual Elite Crop Meeting

On January 27th, Elite Crop members gathered at Crossroads Pavilion in Sheldon for the annual Elite Crop Member Meeting.

2020 Dicamba Training Dates and Sites

News > 2020 Dicamba Training Dates and Sites

Below is a list of public training sites and dates sponsored by Bayer for January and February 2020. More dates are available in March.

Snow Removal Tips for Feed Delivery

News > Snow Removal Tips for Feed Delivery

It’s that time of year again when we have to start shoveling snow off our sites. Depending on how much we get and how hard the wind blows can determine how long it takes us to clean them out. Here are some tips on snow removal that will help us be more efficient when delivering your feed:

FCS Swine Services is Here for You

News > FCS Swine Services is Here for You

Producers have had extreme market volatility this past year. It has been an interesting year in the swine industry with the trade wars with China. We also continue to feel the effects of African Swine Fever (ASF) going through China and other countries in Asia

Chemical Rebates Altering the Business

News > Chemical Rebates Altering the Business

Mergers and acquisitions of major ag chemical suppliers are beginning to significantly reshape the business. Is this a good thing or a bad thing for your farm in 2020? That depends...but make sure to take a deeper look for 2020.

Farmers Coop Society 2019 Winter Magazine

News > Farmers Coop Society 2019 Winter Magazine

Our Winter 2019 Magazine is now available! Inside this issue you will find: "New Marketing Options", "Chemical Rebates Altering The Business", "Spotlight on Alcester, SD" and much more!

FCS Feed is Ractopamine Free!

News > FCS Feed is Ractopamine Free!

As of December 1, 2019 all your FCS Feed locations will be Ractopamine free, this would include Paylean and Engain. We will no longer be ...

Do You need a Manure Applicator License?

News > Do You need a Manure Applicator License?

It is the time of the year to start thinking about certifying or re-certifying your manure applicator’s license. State law requires manure applicators who remove manure from confinement feeding operations with more than 500 Animal Units (AU) to be certified. Operations with less than 500 AU as well as open feedlots are exempt from this certification. However, these sites MUST still follow state laws when applying manure.

New Grain Marketing Options for 2019

News > New Grain Marketing Options for 2019

Weather, markets, trade concerns, and a difficult and intermittent harvest have made 2019 a year of various challenges for producers. This past year also provided us with some marketing opportunities that we had not seen for several years. Farmers Coop Society is working hard to help our producers overcome some of their challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that the markets present with some new contract options.

FCS 2019 Annual Meeting Election Results

News > FCS 2019 Annual Meeting Election Results

Last Thursday, FCS held our 112th Annual Board Meeting. At the meeting we presented the results of the election for the Board of Directors. ...

FCS Annual Meeting 2019

News > FCS Annual Meeting 2019

Farmers Coop Society will be holding our 2019 Annual Meeting for our class A Member on Thursday, December 5th starting with dinner at ...

Early Market Talk November 8, 2019

News > Early Market Talk November 8, 2019

Report day. NASS production and WASDE Supply / Demand reports at 11:00 this morning. Fireworks not expected but always good practice to have any and all orders within daily price ranges working. Limits on corn, soybeans and meal are $0.25, $0.60 and $20 respectively.

Early Market Talk November 5, 2019

News > Early Market Talk November 5, 2019

Overnight trade in corn mostly rangebound, with soybeans somewhat choppy. Corn up .5¢ at $3.8375, and January soybeans trading lower .5¢ at $9.24. Not exciting volume totals yesterday in corn, with open interest higher 4,889 contracts. Soybean open interest somewhat interesting with SF lower by 1,100 contracts, while March is higher by ~4,300.

FCS IMPACT Program

News > FCS IMPACT Program

Have you heard about our FCS IMPACT Program?

Extended Price Contract Explained

News > Extended Price Contract Explained

Farmers Coop Society in Sioux Center, IA talks our Extended Price Grain Contract for Harvest 2019. We provide you with examples and the advantages as well as the disadvantages!

Meet our 2019 Agronomy Interns

News > Meet our 2019 Agronomy Interns

Farmers Coop Society has been offering paid agronomy summer internships for nearly 10 years. Our program is designed to offer students ...

Harvest Benefits of Doing Business With YOUR Coop

News > Harvest Benefits of Doing Business With YOUR Coop

Many of you are gearing up for what is hopefully a fruitful 2019 harvest. Crops look good in northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota, and ...

Iowa State University Manure Research

News > Iowa State University Manure Research

Iowa State University conducted a three year research project where they studied the timing of manure application, stabilizers, and how it all impacts your corn yields.

Cover Crops Worked for Roger Feekes

News > Cover Crops Worked for Roger Feekes

Roger Feekes, who has been farming his entire life in northwest Iowa, did his first ever no till/cover crops field. Roger typically manages his fields in a “traditional” way of tilling before he plants each spring. But this year, Roger was interested in cover crops for a variety of reasons.

Do you Sample Your Manure?

News > Do you Sample Your Manure?

DON'T MISS MANURE SAMPLING WEEK! SEPTEMBER 16-20!Receive a discount on all manure samples brought in for testing during that week! ...

Early Market Talk September 13, 2019

News > Early Market Talk September 13, 2019

Crop report out of the way with few surprises. Corn carryout, both old and new showed negative numbers but short-term dynamics and market make up open the door for additional price strength.

Company Comments from your CEO

News > Company Comments from your CEO

It has been quite a ride so far in 2019 with the weather, foreign trade policy uncertainty and grain market volatility we have experienced. All of this volatility and uncertainty puts even more emphasis and importance on utilizing the risk management tools we have available to assist you with.

Farmers Coop Society 2019 Fall Magazine

News > Farmers Coop Society 2019 Fall Magazine

Our Fall 2019 Magazine is now available! Inside this issue you will find: "Cover Crops Worked for Roger Feekes", "The Harvest Benefits of Doing Business With Your Coop", "You Have One Shot at a Good Start" and much more!

Maximize Your Manure in 2019

News > Maximize Your Manure in 2019

Manure Testing Week is September 16-20, 2020! Get a discount on sampling this week only!

USDA Crop Conditions August 26, 2019

News > USDA Crop Conditions August 26, 2019

Doug Baade, an FCS Grain Originator, walks us through the the crop conditions and the threat to the market today.

Early Market Talk

News > Early Market Talk

Markets recovering some of yesterday’s losses on lower than expected crop ratings and mounting concerns toward final yield potential. Pro Farmer crop tour talk also adding some strength. At 0630 CZ19 up $0.04 at $3.78 ½ with SX19 trading $0.07 higher at $8.73½. Yesterday corn volume a muted 290K contracts with OI down 5K indicating long liquidation.

USDA Report August 19 2019

News > USDA Report August 19 2019

Farmers Coop Society talks the current crop conditions, denting, and soybean pods with our new Grain Marketing Specialist!

August 12, 2019 USDA Report

News > August 12, 2019 USDA Report

Our Western Grain Marketing Specialists, Doug Baade, talks the recently released USDA Reports. Click here to see what the 2019 Area Planted, 18/19 Carryout, and 2019 Yields numbers are today.

Save Time and Money!

News > Save Time and Money!

Farmers Coop Society is still offering On Farm Pickup! This is a simple service that saves our customers time and money! Are you busy in ...

Pay for Your Fungicide in January!

News > Pay for Your Fungicide in January!

This year FCS is offering a new and simple no interest delayed billing option for customers for corn and soybean fungicide applications ...

Y-Drop Nitrogen Available

News > Y-Drop Nitrogen Available

Hagie High Clearance Liquid Machines with 360 Y-Drops Feature: High clearance machine with the ability to go through full size corn 360 Y ...

USDA Report Comments

News > USDA Report Comments

Doug Baade, our Grain Originator talks about the UDSA Report!

Plugging Abandoned Wells

News > Plugging Abandoned Wells

Do you have a well on your yard or out in a field that is no longer in use? Or one that is in a state of disrepair? Did you know that there ...

Does It Make Cents?

News > Does It Make Cents?

U.S. row crop producers have been involved in one of the longest bear markets in history, dating back to perhaps the 1980s. Beginning in ...

Labor Shortage

News > Labor Shortage

In this part of the world, the swine industry is in desperate need for quality, responsible, and industrious labor.

Spotlight on Little Rock

News > Spotlight on Little Rock

When you think of Little Rock, their Annual Corn Show comes to mind. However, the small town of Little Rock has a lot more to offer. Our Little Rock location has seven grain bins, a fertilizer shed, a chemical shed, a seed shed, an equipment/truck shop, and a feed storage shed.

Don't Settle for Status Quo

News > Don't Settle for Status Quo

Do you strive for more yield? There are many things that go into getting more yield. Everyone works hard on the big yield drivers, but sometimes we forget the small things. The producers that chase high yields do the big things right, but also focus on the small things, such as foliar nutrition.

Get increased payment rates for gully erosion!

News > Get increased payment rates for gully erosion!

If you've experienced gully erosion this spring you may qualify for a new program called EQIP Ephemeral Gully Erosion Pilot Project. To participate you must be signed up by June 21st!

Corn Vs Hogs 2019

News > Corn Vs Hogs 2019

Emotion often plays a leading role in day to day price action.

Technology in Precision Ag

News > Technology in Precision Ag

In the next few years, you may be able to have your Amazon package delivered right to your door—not by the mailman, but by a drone or UAV. Do you have a drone on your operation to use or play with?

June USDA Report Comments

News > June USDA Report Comments

Matt McCord, our FCS Grain Merchandiser, talks the newly released June USDA Report.

Show Ring Ready! Tips & Tricks

News > Show Ring Ready! Tips & Tricks

It is that time of the year again! The snow and ice have finally melted and it is time to buckle down and start working with the 4-H steers ...

Guidance Line Management

News > Guidance Line Management

It has been more than twenty years when GPS based manual guidance was first made available. Back then the idea of a tractor or a combine ...

Excess Water in Pits

News > Excess Water in Pits

This past year posed numerous problems for farmers having fuller-than-normal pits. Many pits were full prior to harvest, making application difficult or forcing farmers to apply manure too early in the fall.

Ensuring the Future of Pig Farming

News > Ensuring the Future of Pig Farming

As the average age of farmers and producers continues to rise, we need to take a step back and think about what we can do to ensure that the upcoming generations of swine producers will have a future in the industry.

Manure Applicator Training

News > Manure Applicator Training

Although confinement applicator and commercial applicator trainings have been completed– at least in terms of the live training—you can ...

Protect Your Nitrogen Investment in 2019

News > Protect Your Nitrogen Investment in 2019

As we look back at 2018, a year most of us in the farming industry would rather forget, we dealt with an over-abundance of precipitation. ...

Raising Pigs with a Purpose-FCS Swine Production

News > Raising Pigs with a Purpose-FCS Swine Production

If you’re from Northwest Iowa you know that the hog industry is big business around this area. As you drive through the country you will ...

Thank you!

News > Thank you!

We would like to take a moment and say thank you to all of our understanding customers and all of our hard-working employees.

Hunger Free Kids of Sioux County

News > Hunger Free Kids of Sioux County

The Hunger Free Kids of Sioux County Auction will take place Friday, March 29th at the Dordt College Rec Center.

Agronomy Development

News > Agronomy Development

On Friday February 15th the FCS Agronomy department held our annual Applicator Retreat at Stoney Creek Hotel in Sioux City Iowa. All of the ...

March Dicamba Training Sites and Dates

News > March Dicamba Training Sites and Dates

Dicamba based products are restricted use pesticides. Iowa requires that all applicators are registered as certified applicators. Below is ...

2019 Elite Crop Member Meeting

News > 2019 Elite Crop Member Meeting

On Monday February 4th, Elite Crop members gathered for the 8th Annual Elite Crop Member Meeting in Sheldon, IA. About 65 producers were in ...

Planter Meter Inspection Promotion!

News > Planter Meter Inspection Promotion!

Farmers Coop Society is currently running a Planter Meter Inspection Promotion! Click to find out more information!

February Dicamba Training Dates and Sites

News > February Dicamba Training Dates and Sites

Below is a list of public training sites and dates sponsored by Bayer for February. More dates are available in March.

Meet Feed's Order Writers

News > Meet Feed's Order Writers

When you first walk into the Feed Office in Sioux Center you immediately notice the noise. You think, this office is busy and then immediately you are greeted with a smile.

2019 Sioux Falls Farm Show

News > 2019 Sioux Falls Farm Show

Farmers Coop Society participated at the 22nd Annual Sioux Falls Farm Show January 23rd - 25th.

Cow Calf Meeting 2019

News > Cow Calf Meeting 2019

FCS invites you to our 2019 Cow Calf Meeting on Tuesday, January 15th at 5:45pm.

2019 Dakota Farm Show!

News > 2019 Dakota Farm Show!

Farmers Coop Society is at the Dakota Farm show this week! And our Precision Ag team is ready to help answer any questions!

Looking Forward

News > Looking Forward

"Looking forward to 2019, I suggest we look at some of the items that show a promising return on investment (ROI) in the precision equipment market."

Protecting Your Herd

News > Protecting Your Herd

Webster Dictionary defines biosecurity as: "Security from exposure to harmful biological agents and measures taken to ensure this ...

Little Rock Grain Expansion

News > Little Rock Grain Expansion

In the spring of 2017 the Little Rock location began expanding their grain capacities. This project was finally completed in September- ...

Driving Down Your Cost Per Bushel

News > Driving Down Your Cost Per Bushel

What do you know about your cost per bushel? Most of us know the cost of raising one bushel of corn or soybeans across an entire farm ...

Plot Results

News > Plot Results

Click here to see the 2018 FCS test plot results! 

FCS Agronomy

Agronomy > FCS Agronomy

The success of FCS is driven by the success of our farmers therefore making the best possible agronomic recommendations is at our core. FCS ...

2021 Test Plot Results

Agronomy > 2021 Test Plot Results

2020 Test Plot Results2019 Test Plot Results 2018 Test Plot Results

2020 Test Plot Results

2021 Test Plot Results > 2020 Test Plot Results

2019 Test Plot Results 2018 Test Plot Results

Agronomy Internship Program

Agronomy > Agronomy Internship Program

The Farmers Coop Society (FCS) Agronomy Department has a well-established and structured summer internship program available during the ...

GRIDVIEW App Support

Agronomy > GRIDVIEW App Support

Having problems with FCS GRIDVIEW? Click HERE to find an educational video on the app. Additional questions on FCS GRIDVIEW? Find our FAQ ...

Financing

Agronomy > Financing

Farmers Coop Society is committed to our customers and offers several financing options for our customers to assist them with day-to-day purchases as well as vital operation expenses.

PROVEN Swine Management

Feed > PROVEN Swine Management

Our Swine Production Team will put together feed budgets, walk your barns, monitor herd health, mark fat hogs, and explore marketing ...

FCS Grain

Grain > FCS Grain

We utilize 110,000 bushels of corn a day out of 6 feed mills which gives an opportunity to be aggressive in the market place. With that ...

About Us

Company > About Us

Farmers Coop Society's First Board of Directors-1907 

Electronic Payments

Company > Electronic Payments

We know how important it is for you to conduct business fast and easy. That's why we offer our customers two types of electronic payments! ...

Membership Application

Company > Membership Application

Farmers Coop Society has been proudly serving our members since 1907. We are a progressive Coop and offer our customers a variety of ...

Scholarship Application

Company > Scholarship Application

Farmers Coop Society will help ensure a strong future for the agricultural industry by awarding scholarships to high school students ...

Local FFA Chapters

Community Outreach > Local FFA Chapters

FCS is proudly supporting the following FFA Chapters: Akron Westfield FFA Chapter Alcester Hudson FFA Chapter Boyden Hull FFA Chapter ...

Fire and Rescue

Community Outreach > Fire and Rescue

Farmers Coop Society employs over 250 people over a large trade area. Many of our employees volunteer and give their time back to their ...

Thank you

Thank you for your interest in Farmers Cooperative Society. We will be in touch shortly.

Precision Ag Services

There’s a revolution happening in agriculture today, and precision technology is on the front lines. The way we farm has changed thanks in ...

Elite Crop

Precision Ag Services > Elite Crop

Designed to support ROI objectives, Elite Crop gives producers a clear picture of on-farm activities using data analytics.