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Matt Zeman CEA Grain Merchandiser 712-758-3636 Mike Rosenberg Grain Originator 712-330-8014 Jeff Smith Harris Location Manager and Grain Originator 712-349-2169 Greg Atherton Ocheyedan Location Manager 712-758-3621 or 1-800-779-2107 Jim Sarringer Sibley Location Manager 712-754-2526 or 1-800-794-2542 Steve Holtz Hartley Location Manager 712-728-2945 or 1-800-657-8061 Bob Frank Lake Park Location Manager 712-832-3621 We thank you for your business and look forward to helping you in any way we can with your grain marketing decisions. We have specialty contracts with several options available. Please don't hesitate to call, we can also facilitate on the farm grain pick-up.
Beef Quality Assurance Qualification
Beef Quality Asssurance Certification and Assuring Cattle Care Workshops
Changes in packer requirements will affect the information cattle feeders must provide to market cattle. Plan to attend a meeting to learn about the changes, become Beef Quality Assurance certified and to complete two of the required feedyard protocols on December 2, 2014.
9:30-11:30 a.m. Plymouth County Extension ( lower level) 251 12th St SE, LeMars, IA 2:00-4:00 p.m. Lohff-Schumann Rec Center 301 Lohff-Schumann Drive, Holstein, IA 7:00-9:00 p.m. Palo Alto County Extension Office 208 10th St, Emmetsburg, IA
The 108th annual meeting of the Cooperative Elevator Association of Ocheyedan, Sibley, Hartley, Harris and Lake Park, Iowa will be held onSaturday, November 22, 2014. A meal will be served from 5:30-7:00 P.M. in the Sibley-Ocheyedan High School Commons with the meeting in the S-O Auditorium to begin at 7p.m. Business matters, yearly report, and election of directors will be on the agenda. Door prizes will be drawn. 30% percent of the cash portion of the patronage checks for the 2013-2014 year will be handed out.
Members are invited to attend. Please call the Admin. Office to make reservations to attend. 712-758-3636.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have released a proposed rule to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) for all Clean Water Act (CWA) programs. Despite the agencies’ claims to the contrary, the definitional changes contained in the proposed WOTUS rule could significantly expand federal control of land and water resources across the nation, triggering substantial additional permitting and regulatory requirements. If unchanged, farmers and ranchers may face significant uncertainty, new permitting requirements and added costs. A recent report by a University of California economist found that the model the EPA used to assess the economic impact of the proposed rule was badly flawed, leading the agency to underestimate the costs.
Two Supreme Court decisions indicated that a rulemaking was necessary to clarify what counts as a WOTUS as the existing definition is not formally coded into law. However, the current proposal, if unchanged, may force farmers and ranchers to face significant uncertainty, new permitting requirements, and added costs.
Agricultural exemptions provided through a USDA interpretive rule are insufficient as the interpretative rule is no more than guidance and does not have the force of the law to exclude agriculture from CWA jurisdiction.
This rule will have a substantial, far reaching impact on our country and our economy. The EPA needs to get it right and to honestly estimate the proposed rule’s impact. Urge them to withdraw the proposed rule and rework it by visiting http://www.ncfc.org/government-affairs/waters-of-the-united-states where you can find information on submitting comments before the Oct. 20th deadline as well as additional resources.
Syngenta Agrisure Viptera and Duracade
Cooperative Elevator Association Customers
We will not be accepting Syngenta Agrisure Viptera and Duracade at any of our locations this fall. If you have purchased this seed trait please keep this segregated and we can help you facilitate a market for this grain after harvest. If you have any further questions feel free to call your local location manager or myself at 712-758-3636. Thank You Matt Zeman
Help Wanted:Feed Mill Operator & Truck Driver Coop Elevator Association is now accepting applications for a full time Feed Mill Operator at the George, Iowa location. A valid CDL is preferred but not necessary for considerations. CEA offers to its full time employees,healthcare, dental, vision , retirement, paid vacation and personal time. Qualified candidates can fill out an application at any of the CEA locations or contact Jim Sarringar at 712-330-6505. Click here to apply for a job with CEA
MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meet our CEA Board of Directors
Left side: Brent McDowell( Associate), Brent Tewes, Jim Hemphill, Jeff Ernst (Secretary),
Steve Taylor(President),behind is Dave Nasers
Right side : Mark Bremer, Jeremy Howard, Rob Jacobs,(General Manager)
Second row: Craig Zylstra, Joel Van Gelder, Al Rye(Associate), Randy Bremer.
Missing is Bill Heikens (Associate)
IN CONJUNCTION WITH FLAG DAY, OCHEYEDAN AMERICAN LEGION POST 326 CONDUCTED A FLAG DEDICATION SERVICE AT THE CEA ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON FRIDAY JUNE 13,2014.
Rob Jacobs, General Manager of CEA presents the flag to Post 326***.Clarence Hellinga and Randy Vander Veen raise the flag. Left to right : Clarence Hellinga, Randy Vander Veen, Earl Ransom, Larry Brunk, Willie Bosma, Lawrence Dirks, Dennis Bosma, Gary Kleve.
CEA has purchased a Soil Moisure Mesonet Station. This station will monitor
all sorts of weather. It will give the wind directions, speed, air temperature,
relative humidity,a rain gauge and measure soil temperature at 4".It also has probes in
the ground measuring subsoil moisture at sereral different depths. Once they get
everything set, we will pass the website on to you and you will be able to
get the information. Watch for that link on our webpage! Click here to see the components of the weather station! Click here to view the weather station information!
ISO LLC Investment Opportunity
Click here to learn more about CEA'S "Wean to Finish" Investment Opporturnity
CEA IS NOW ON FACEBOOK....CLICK HERE TO CHECK US OUT!
ACH GRAIN PAYMENTS
Would you like the convenience of your grain checks deposited directly into your bank accounts? Using the ACH process, we create the electronic check today and the dollars post to your bank acccount the next day. All you need to do is to complete and return the form linked click here or stop into any location office to pick up the form.
New to CEA
Get your up-to-date accounting and grain information by visiting our new " My Account Center. Register for a new account . You can find all your grain contracts, scale tickets and account information immediately.
CEA now is offering to you, our grain marketing information. We will send you the morning comments, that will also have the overnight markets along with opening calls. If you would like to receive this to your computer or cell phone, please contract Matt Zeman at 712-758-3636 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. with your name and e-mail address . You can also sign up for the free CEA closing prices delivered to your computer or cell phone also!