Northern Illinois Alliance first facility in country to participate in responsible ag program

Northern Illinois Alliance (“NIA”) in Crescent City, Ill. is pleased to announce it is the first facility in the country to sign up for the ResponsibleAg program, ensuring safe handling and storage of fertilizers used in agricultural production.
ResponsibleAg is a voluntary audit and certification effort developed by The Fertilizer Institute and the Ag Retailers Association. The Washington, D.C.-based industry trade associations developed the certification program for farm supply retailers and wholesalers to assess and manage safe fertilizer storage and handling.

Congratulations Ron Alms – 2014 Illinois Crop Advisor of the Year

Our very own Ron Alms from our Elburn Office and Feed location has been named 2014 Illinois Crop Advisor of the Year from the Illinois Farm Bureau and the Illinois Certified Crop Advisors. This year the competition was higher than ever with the biggest class submitted yet.
 
The award was presented at the 2014 Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting at the Palmer House in Chicago on December 6th and at the 2014 Illinois Certified Crop Advisors Conference in Springfield on the December 11th. Ron is both honored to receive the award and humbled to have had his friends and colleagues nominate him. 
Ron Alms

Connect with us on the go!

Just in time for harvest, our mobile website is now available. You can easily access the information you need most, right from your smartphone.

When you’re out in the field, you can get the information most important to you. And now, we’ve made it even easier for you to get that information right at your fingertips!

Visit www.ElburnCoop.com from your smartphone and you’ll find the following:

–       • Quick view of Cash Bids per location

–       • Quick view of Commodity Quotes contracts in detail

–      • Option to view current weather & 7-day forecast

–       • Quick link to current Petroleum Prices

–       • Quick link to current Fertilizer Prices with login access

–       • Visitors with login access can view commodities & merchandise accounts

–       • Contact Us: including a list of locations, site features, and
manager/sales information

Elburn Cooperative Closes Midland Crossing Mercantile

After many years of serving the Newark community, the Midland Crossing Mercantile will shut its doors this month. The last day of business will be Sunday, Aug. 17.

“We cannot fully express our deep gratitude to our loyal customers over the years,” said Store Manager Randy Seggebruch. “My staff and I have enjoyed being part of the Newark retail community.”

The store will hold an inventory-reduction sale, beginning Monday, Aug. 4. After the final day of business, all unsold merchandise, fixtures, as well as the store and property will be sold at auction, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16.

“A key element of our strategic growth plan for CHS Elburn is to ensure we provide our customers with the best possible services,” said John Husk, President and CEO of CHS Elburn. “This decision will allow us to focus on continuing to provide great service in our core areas: grain merchandising, logistics, fuel, and agronomy services.”

Customers with pending orders should pick up the merchandise by Sunday, Aug. 17. All account balances should be paid by Saturday, Aug. 30, as well. For more information or to check your current account balance, please call Seggebruch at (815) 695-1130.

Elburn Cooperative grain terminal expansion project set for summer

By JESSICA BOURQUE at Morris Daily Herald: jbourque @shawmedia.com

MORRIS – Larger, faster and more efficient: That’s what the CHS Elburn terminal hopes to be after it makes $10 million in capital improvements to its Morris facility.

The co-op already has built a larger storage bin, grain scale, main office, motor control center and parking lot as part of the expansion project.

Elburn terminal manager Jeff Neisler said the company is set to begin construction in June on two additional storage bins and faster shipping apparatuses, with hopes of having the entire project completed by harvest time in October….

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