From the Manager's Desk

Jul 05, 2023

River Rumble

July 2023 Update

I hope everyone had the chance to enjoy the Independence Day holiday with family and friends. Thanks to all of you who called in your orders early so our staff could adjust to the mid-week holiday and help minimize the added pressure that the short work week brings. I’d also like to thank all of you who returned your propane contracts by the end of June. With a short window of when contracts are mailed to when they are due back, we really appreciate your patience and support. If reading this reminded you that your contract is still sitting on the kitchen table, just pick up the phone and call the energy office nearest to you. I’m sure we’ll be able to take care of you. The last of the propane contracts (Cap renewals) and safety mailings will be sent out later this month. On behalf of our energy team and everyone at your cooperative, thank you for choosing us to serve your propane needs again this year.

The month of July will be busy with agronomy plot and educational events, as well as Premier’s “River Rumble” tractor pull on July 28th. The agronomy plots offer an excellent opportunity for our staff to receive hands-on training with products and services that will have the greatest impact on conditions that are happening in the field today. From the benefits that mid-season nitrogen applications can still have on drought stressed corn to calculating the return on investment of fungicide applications, your agronomists have been armed with the latest tools and techniques to help you maximize your yields this fall. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of the excellent Premier agronomists near you for more information or to schedule a private tour of an Answer Plot near you.

As we enter the last few months of our fiscal year, I’d like to thank all of you who have kept your charge account at the cooperative within our credit terms. I can’t stress enough how important it is to your company that all the previous month’s charges are paid in full by the end of the month after they are purchased. It’s the cash flow we depend on to pay our suppliers, make payroll, and reinvest in your cooperative. I understand that it takes a lot of work to keep your account current, and it is very much appreciated. 

Have a great month.

Matt Severson


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