GRATEFULNESS IN THE CHALLENGES

Dec 21, 2020


From the Director of Agronomy Operations

Was 2020 a challenging year? Depends. Spring planting was right on time, cooler conditions, but right on time. For the most part we received timely rainfall and a very warm growing season. The summer's long hay and haylage harvest season replenished every dairy/beef farmer’s barn and storage units. And for some, they were able to bank extra feed for the future.

Grain markets were gloomy at best during the growing season. And then just weeks before harvest, grain markets become a bullish market. Combines headed to the fields, gleaning out grain, yield monitors displaying outstanding yields. And the grain bins were overflowing. Rewarding farmers for their efforts of raising food to feed the world.

How about Federated Coops year? We, too, have much for which to be grateful, namely, you, our customers. Your choice to purchase your farming needs from us has blessed Federated with another rewarding year. There’s always something to be grateful for.

In closing, our slogan says it well: Your Land, Your Community, Your Cooperative. Thank you for supporting Federated and building stronger local communities.

Wishing you all the Blessings of Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Craig Gustafson, Director of Agronomy Operations, Federated Co-ops

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