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Covid-19 Update

Apr 20, 2020

Covid-19 Safe Practices For a Safe Season

Annual Meeting Postponed

Mar 18, 2020

WCAS has postponed its annual meeting for this Thursday 3/19/2020 and will reschedule for later date. Checks have been mailed out. THANK YOU.

New Year, New Growing Season

Jan 03, 2020

As 2019 has come to an end, it's time to get serious for 2020. WCAS agronomists bring you five points to consider for your plan A and plan B..

All Your Finance Questions, Answered.

Dec 05, 2019

We sat down with West Central Ag Services finance director, Tracy Gratton and compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding WCAS finance options.

4 Strategies for Storing Grain

Oct 09, 2019

As harvest approaches, it’s important to review basic grain storage strategies to maintain the quality of stored grain. Here, we outline four strategies to help maintain post-harvest quality, help protect stored grains from insects, and what to look for when monitoring bins post harvest.

Randy's Recap- October 4th

Oct 04, 2019

Corn and soybeans found some good news from the Quarterly Stocks report on September 30th and gave the markets a good boost for the week.  The following is the data from the report:

Randy's Recap- September 13th

Sep 14, 2019

Overall the reports on mostly neutral on all commodities.  The soybean carry-out at 640 million bushels is probably the most bullish of the report. The big news for the week was that China and the U.S. will continue talks in October and as good will gestures tariffs by both sides were reduced for short term on some products. 

The Yield Equation: Where Do Seed Treatments Fit?

Sep 06, 2019

This year’s challenging planting season showed the value that seed treatments have in protecting yield potential. As corn began to tassel this summer, you could really start to see how differences in plant emergence and early-season vigor affected the development of the crop. As you prepare for next season’s seed purchases, be sure you know what’s included in the seed treatment that’s protecting your investment.

Randy's Recap- August 16th

Aug 16, 2019

The grain markets took a big hit this week as USDA and FSA released reports.  The long-awaited revision for planted acres dashed away hopes of revisiting highs in the market that were set in June. The corn went down 46 cents, soybeans dropped 21 cents and wheat retreated 18 cents. Poor sales to the PNW allowed basis to drop (widen) as well. 

As Fall Rolls Around

Aug 15, 2019

Well that came quick! We are just around the corner of harvest. You have made a lot of decisions this year to get your crops to where they are now. However, we know there are more decisions and planning to come to ensure a sccessful 2020 season.  A few things to keep in mind as the next months approach:

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