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Leaders in AgriTrend implementation of consulting serivce, CHS INC of Kalispell has the tools, experience, and resources to provide full crop consulting services to maximize yields, lower operations cost recommendations. Lower your costs and increase your profits.
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Being a CHS Owned company, we have access and resources to get you quality product and the best price the market will offer. Combine great product with a full service Agronomy department and you have a recipe for success!
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We are all aware of the volatile grain market, and know our nutrients are following the same pattern. If I had a crystal ball that told me where these markets would go I would be rich and sitting on a beach somewhere sipping on a beer, instead I am putting more clothes on while drinking hot chocalate. With all the information available to us now days, we still have a hard time predicting trends in these markets. In this, the first managers update, I will outline a few strategies that might help in decision making. Also I will briefly discuss where we see these fertilizer prices going.
Cost of production is the ultimate tool that will help you make good decisions. Pencil out the cost to produce a bushel based on conservative yield estimates. Using current fertilizer prices and the current grain prices you should be able to see if there is a net profit. At today’s grain prices versus fertilizer prices, depending on your fixed costs, there should be a net profit available. As I mentioned your fixed costs will not change but make sure that is included when you look at your cost of production. The one thing you do have control over is grain and fertilizer prices. Our suggestion is to look at locking in 25-30% of your 2011 crop at the same time you lock your fertilizer prices. Now you have hedged your risk on fertilizer prices with a grain price that will put money in your pocket, and cover the cost of your fertilizer inputs. If you need help with this please call and setup an appointment and I will help you go through the numbers.
As of today the fertilizer market is starting to move after the new year lull. Phosphate has made a $20/ton jump along with sulfate due to short supplies. Nitrogen however is still rather quiet, and is waiting to see where the price of grain will go. Also dealers have contracted a lot of tons in 2010 which has quieted demand thus far in 2011. Potash will be firm to higher in the short term as grain prices move and farmer demand is higher due to low soil levels. The closer we get to spring we will see more volatility as the fight or acres heat up. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and inquiries on prepay prices.....
Our direct-to-consumer connection – on supermarket shelves or at corner convenience stores – continues to expand for CHS, but no where is that more evident than at our rural retail locations.
CHS Inc. ~ Kalispell
P.O. Box 579
Kalispell, MT 59903
Fax: (406) 755-7478