United Cooperative News

5 Essential Winter Propane Tips

Jan 01, 2022

When the weather outside is fearsome, a little peace of mind can go a long way. That’s why it’s important to make sure your property is ready for winter storms before they happen. To help, here are five safety tips to prepare your propane system for whatever Mother Nature has in store this winter.

Grain Outlook

Dec 16, 2021

Corn has been in a range recently and seems comfortable in that range for the moment.  Some of our domestic demand is back from last year as we have recently seen the Ethanol Industry with good demand for corn. If that continues it would appear USDA will need to adjust the demand number upward for that sector.

Tags: Corn, Grain, Soybeans

United Cooperative Now Offers Propane Tank Monitors

Dec 16, 2021

If you’ve ever run out of propane, you know how much it can derail your day. An empty tank can stop your grain drying right in its tracks, can cause a pipe to freeze and burst, or can even create leaks in or damage to your propane system. United Cooperative now offers propane tank monitors with a convenient mobile app for a small monthly fee.
Propane tank monitors can help eliminate the likelihood of an empty tank. Plus, tank monitors create efficiencies and increase the safety of propane systems, whether it’s for your home or your entire operation.

"Unprecedented Times"

Dec 16, 2021

"Unprecedented times" is a term that we have all become accustomed to since Covid 19 came into our lives. Our routines and plans have had to adjust as well as our opinion of what our "normal" really is. The last year has brought many stresses and struggles into our everyday lives, but I want to focus on the opportunities we have had along the way.

2021: A year in Review

Dec 14, 2021

As we close out 2021, I would like to reflect on the tremendous momentum we have experienced this year. Our employees and facilities functioned at a very high level which created growth, timely service, and demand creation. I would like to thank the employees for your commitment and dedication and our member/owners for your loyalty and trust.


Industry News

    Questions to Ask When Selecting Corn Seed Treatments
    Jan 12, 2022 | Answer Plot
    After you’ve selected the right hybrids to match your fields’ conditions, you have another important decision to make: which seed treatment can give your crop the best early-season start? Asking a few key questions can help you narrow your corn seed treatment search and help...
    CROPLAN® Seed to Yield Reports
    Jan 11, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Organize Now to Get the Most From Next Year’s Data
    Dec 29, 2021 | Answer Tech
    There are many innovative technology tools to help farmers harness, dissect and apply data to improve their operations. However, there’s not one tool that does it all, so it can be a challenge to organize files and information across all platforms. Here are some considerations...
    Manage Field Variability in Soybean Crops
    Dec 23, 2021 | Answer Plot
    It can be tricky to choose the right soybean variety for variable fields but there is a solution that’s proven to be effective: WinPak ® soybean varieties by CROPLAN ® seed. Each WinPak variety is a unique combination of two soybean varieties designed to address field...
    What’s New for CROPLAN Seed in 2022?
    Dec 16, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Over the past several weeks, the CROPLAN ® seed team has evaluated yield data and field performance information to help inform your seed decisions for 2022. We’re excited by what we’ve seen this season and are eager to share updates about CROPLAN corn and soybean products. In...
    The Seven Most Expensive Words in Farming
    Dec 10, 2021 | Answer Plot
    “It’s the way we’ve always done it.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that phrase. As a farmer myself, I understand how difficult change can be. Trying something new might seem risky but these disruptive times demand we change how we work to best defend the...
    Alfalfa Seed Treatments Key to Long-term Stand Productivity
    Dec 01, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Debates about uncoated, light-coated and heavy-coated alfalfa seed are common among seed providers and farmers. Skeptics say there tends to be less seed in a bag of coated seed and therefore farmers get less for their money. They may also claim coated seed requires increased...
    Leverage the R7 Tool for Season-long Crop Management
    Nov 29, 2021 | Answer Tech
    Planning for 2022 is underway, and you’re probably busy evaluating yield data and applying it to management decisions for next year. Now is a great time to talk to your WinField ® United retailer about the R7 ® Tool , a suite of ag tech tools that can help you optimize...
    Enlist E3® or XtendFlex® Soybeans: Which Is Right for Your Operation?
    Nov 22, 2021 | Answer Plot
    In the soybean market, we’ve started to see a shift from single- and double-stacked herbicide-resistant traited varieties to triple-stacked varieties, including Enlist E3 ® and XtendFlex ® . Farmers looking for greater in-season herbicide flexibility are finding these options...
    3 Ways Data Can Help Shape Hybrid Decisions
    Nov 08, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Making good seed decisions starts with leveraging reliable, quality data. Ideally, this means fusing national data with highly localized data from your region or your farm specifically. Employ these three data-driven strategies to help ensure you are using the most relevant...
    Get a Grip on Crop Protection
    Oct 28, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Choose adjuvants with research numbers that matter more than ever before. When choosing adjuvants, how do you know they’ll do the job? The description on the jug? Snazzy marketing? A convincing sales pitch? What about data? In 2022, we’ll be faced with supply constraints and...
    Leverage Harvest Data to Drive Next Season’s Crop Decisions
    Oct 12, 2021 | Answer Tech
    With today’s ag technology tools and in-season imagery options, it should be easier than ever for farmers to collect data to inform their seed and crop protection product decisions. But even though all that data can be beneficial, it can also be overwhelming. Where do they...