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Sep 01, 2022

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September Update

Over the past month it looks like most all our trade area has received the timely rains and heat that is making this year’s crop look just about as good as we could have hoped for. While we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, it looks like we will have another very good harvest this year. Our team is busy emptying the bins and hauling out the last of the bumper crop we received at our facilities from the 2021 harvest, making a few final repairs, and staffing up to be ready for what we expect to be a great grain season. If you need help with handling or marketing your grain this fall, please give us a call.

With the many fairs throughout the area coming to a close, I’d like to congratulate all the kids who participated this year. If you haven’t done so already, there’s still time to check out our website for details on how our members’ kids can earn cash for showing livestock at the fair. In addition to giving away thousands of dollars to participants each year, Premier is proud to sponsor many of the trophies given out at some of the local fairs. In some cases, we also provide products and financial support to local 4H groups traveling to the state fair. Good luck to all of you as you wrap up another show season.
September 30th marks the end of another fiscal year at your cooperative. While there are many internal functions we need to complete to close out the books, one of the most important things each of you can help with is having your charge account current at the end of September. Each year our staff spends countless hours calling and meeting with customers to make sure their accounts are current prior to our year-end. This can create uncomfortable situations with members/friends and takes valuable time and resources away from providing quality products and services to our members, a task the staff would much rather be doing. For those of you that continue to pay your accounts in a timely manner each month, thank you very much. We know it can be difficult and greatly appreciate your efforts. For those that may have a balance past the credit terms, please clear it up by September 15.

With some harvest already underway in our area, please watch out for farm equipment and grain trucks as you navigate our country roads. While the rolling hills and narrow roadways of Wisconsin provide some of the best scenery in the country, it is also home to some of the best crop land and dairy farms. This time of year, with school buses, new teenage drivers, farm equipment, and grain trucks all taking to the roads at the same time, please remember to slow down and plan ahead for what may be over the next knoll. Remind your new drivers that farm equipment is much slower than they would expect, and in most cases much larger. Just as we instruct our drivers and applicators, slow down, move over, and be patient. 

I hope everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend and am looking forward to the beautiful fall weather ahead. Stay safe and have a great month.


Matt Severson

CEO


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