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Agronomy
Precision Farming: How Heartlands new TerraGator can help your Yield, Efficicncy & Profits!
An Update on UAV's (Drones for Commercial Use)
 
Feed

Heartland Organic Feed Operations moving to the Edgar Feed Mill

 
Calf & Heifer
Another Successful Calf Meeting Presented by Heartland Cooperative & Land-o-Lakes
 
Fuel
Take advantage of our FLEX-FUEL program now through May 1st 2015.
Our Automated Fuel Delivery (AFD) progam takes the worry out of ordering fuel.
 
Health & Safety
NEW: Keep Kids Safe with Rollover Protection.

NEW: FARM MAPPER!  New technologies helping old problems. Connecting the field to the cloud.
Innovative new farm safety program.

 
Employment
Employment Opportunities in Dorchester and Marathon City

 

 

Omega Valley Farmers™

Heartland Cooperative now offers a revolutionary new "Naturally Derived Omega3" feeding concept. Click HERE to learn more

 

   


"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."   -Abraham Lincoln
 

Futures
@C - CORN - CBOT
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May 15 377'0 379'4 376'6 378'4 2'2 376'2 04:09A Chart for @C5K
Jul 15 385'0 387'2 384'4 386'2 2'0 384'2 04:08A Chart for @C5N
Sep 15 392'4 394'6 392'4 394'0 2'0 392'0 04:08A Chart for @C5U
Dec 15 401'2 403'6 401'0 403'0 2'2 400'6 04:08A Chart for @C5Z
Mar 16 411'2 413'0 411'2 412'2 2'2 410'0 04:08A Chart for @C6H
@S - SOYBEANS - CBOT
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May 15 973'2 983'4 972'6 977'2 4'0 973'2 04:08A Chart for @S5K
Jul 15 977'6 988'0 977'4 982'0 4'2 977'6 04:08A Chart for @S5N
Aug 15 977'2 987'4 977'2 981'6 4'4 977'2 04:08A Chart for @S5Q
@DA - MILK CLASS III - CME
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Apr 15 15.64 15.68 15.64 15.67 0.02 15.65 03:49A Chart for @DA5J
May 15 15.97 15.99 15.93 15.93 0.05 15.88 03:49A Chart for @DA5K
Jun 15 16.08 16.08 16.01 16.02 0.02 16.00 03:49A Chart for @DA5M
LC - LIVE CATTLE - CME
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Apr 15 162.450 162.600 161.300 161.450 - 1.175 161.325s 03/31 Chart for LC5J
Jun 15 153.050 153.550 152.150 152.150 - 0.650 152.325s 03/31 Chart for LC5M
@SM - SOYBEAN MEAL - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
May 15 3264 3310 3264 3287 19 3268 04:07A Chart for @SM5K
Jul 15 3249 3293 3249 3267 15 3252 04:07A Chart for @SM5N
Aug 15 3237 3276 3237 3251 14 3237 04:08A Chart for @SM5Q
@DDG - DISTILLERS' DRIED GRAIN - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Apr 15 120.0 120.0s 03/31 Chart for @DDG5J
May 15 120.0 120.0s 03/31 Chart for @DDG5K
Jun 15 120.0 120.0s 03/31 Chart for @DDG5M
@O - OATS - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
May 15 264'6 264'6 258'2 258'2 -6'4 264'6 04:07A Chart for @O5K
Jul 15 265'4 265'4 259'6 259'6 -7'0 266'6 04:07A Chart for @O5N
Sep 15 270'0 270'2 Chart for @O5U
@W - WHEAT - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
May 15 513'0 518'0 512'6 516'0 4'2 511'6 04:05A Chart for @W5K
Jul 15 515'4 519'6 515'0 518'0 4'0 514'0 04:03A Chart for @W5N
Sep 15 523'6 527'0 523'6 526'2 3'6 522'4 04:05A Chart for @W5U
LH - LEAN HOGS - CME
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Apr 15 61.550 62.900 61.550 62.900 1.125 62.425s 03/31 Chart for LH5J
May 15 69.350 68.850 66.400 0.525 68.725s 03/31 Chart for LH5K
@HQ - HDD - MINNEAPOLIS - CME
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Apr 15 484.0 484.0 512.0 2.0 512.0s 03/31 Chart for @HQ5J
Mar 15 915.5 915.5 916.0 2.0 916.0s 03/31 Chart for @HQ5H
@BW - BARLEY - ICEFC
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
May 15 202.00 203.00s 03/31 Chart for @BW5K
Jul 15 202.00 203.00s 03/31 Chart for @BW5N
Oct 15 188.00 188.00s 03/31 Chart for @BW5V
My Custom Markets
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NEWS & OPINION
 

NEWS

 

DTN Farm Business
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:21PM CDT
Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engaged rules. Only farm businesses defined as "non-family joint ventures" or general partnerships are affected.

Friday, March 27, 2015 7:39AM CDT
Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing to out-of-state heirs. That's why some farmland owners want their hometowns to inherit at least part of their land.

 

USDA Announces $97 Million Available to Expand Access to Healthy Food, Support Rural Economies
Grants Will Support Local Food Systems, Specialty Crop Producers and Farm to School Efforts; Expands Risk Protection for Specialty Crop Producers

Family Farms are the Focus of New Agriculture Census Data
97 Percent of All U.S. Farms are Family Owned

Feb Recap: USDA Upper Midwest. Wisconsin Ag News - Chickens & Eggs

Jan Recap: USDA Upper Midwest. Wisconsin Ag News. Milk Prices in Wisconsin.

Jan Recap: USDA, Upper Midwest. Wisconsin Ag News. Jan Recap: Chicken and Egg Prices in Wisconsin.

Jan Recap: USDA Upper Midwest. Wisconsion Ag News. Jan Recap: Crop Values in Wisconsin revised

Jan Recap: USDA Upper Midwest. Wisconsin Ag News. Monthly Prices
 
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OPINIONS

 
Cows Now Texting? Sunday, March 15, 2015 by Mike Austin
The Benefits of a Healthier Soil System Sunday, March 15, 2015  by Mike Austin
Wisconsin Ag Exports Continue to Climb. Sunday, March 01, 2015. by Mike Austin
Extension for Farm Bill Sign Up. Sunday, March 01, 2015 by Mike Austin
Proposed Budget Cuts and CALS:  Friday, February 20, 2015  by Mike Austin

The Changing Face of FFA

 
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The Strength of Heartland Cooperative Services

In today’s world of big box stores and a one size fits all mentality, where quality and service often takes a back seat, it is nice to be a part of an organization like Heartland Cooperative Services of Dorchester. For decades Heartland has been dedicated to helping local farmers, agricultural businesses along with smaller north central Wisconsin city folks, grow and prosper as well as helping rural homeowners meet the challenges and enjoy the benefits of country living.

Because we keep quality and service high, prices competitive and expenses down, we have never, in the history of this co-op during my 28+ years at the helm, operated in the red. There are few businesses in any industry that can say that. Twenty-eight years ago, our yearly sales were around $4 million and this year we’ll see approximately $150 million. Best of all, year after year, we have returned those profits to our members...in the last 16 years only, Heartland has returned to it's patron customers, some $25,000,000.00 in the form of Cash and Stock!

We are proud of the help we provide our members. Our employees and professionally trained consultants in dairy, feed, agronomy, grain drying, storage and marketing, livestock, fuels, Napa Stores, Lifestyle Stores, lubes and much more have helped increase the efficiency, yield and profits of our farm members and by extension have helped local economies maintain their strength through good times and bad.

We have a new saying around here…”YEP”, Y-E-P stands for Yield, Efficiency and Profits, three pillars to a successful agricultural business. Every service and product we provide to our farm members is focused on one or more of those three areas of business success. It is also a word that comes naturally to us, because it is a friendly way to say yes:  Yep… we can help, yep… we have what your business or rural home needs, yep… we provide quality products….and best of all, yep, as a member of a cooperative, when we prosper, you prosper.

As we look forward to the future, excited about new products, services and acquisitions, as well as the continued development of the Omega Valley Farmers™, LLC feed and consumer products division, we will also never forget that Heartland Cooperative Services of Dorchester will always build on its foundation of Quality, Integrity and unmatched Service.
YEP, those are the principles that have helped us grow and give back to our members year after year. 
 
Dennis Schultz
GM/CEO

 

 
 

 
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