News & Events
Monday - Friday ~ 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
All PGAg locations will be CLOSED:
December 22nd - 25th
December 29th - January 1st
Happy Holidays from everyone at PGAg!!!!
If you currently have PRICED bushels in our elevator, please contact us by December 21st to let us know if you would like a check in 2018 or if you would like them deferred into 2019.
Enderlin Office: 701-437-2400
Marion Office: 701-669-2253
Hay waste: Get the most out of your harvested forage
Snowy weather across many parts of the country has reminded producers that winter is well on its way, which means winter hay feeding will begin shortly, if it hasn’t already.
Feed expenses are the greatest variable cost responsible for influencing producer profitability. On average, these costs account for 40–60 percent of annual cow cost, or the total budget for a cattle operation. When pasture conditions are less than adequate during the winter months, many producers provide their cow herd with large, round bales of hay as the forage source. Unfortunately, this past year included both unseasonably wet and/or dry conditions in various parts of the country, resulting in poor-quality forage and a reduction in the harvested forage yield. With the common trend of a decrease in overall hay production and an increase in hay prices, reducing hay loss during storage and feeding has a great economic impact for many operations.
We have an updated Price Later program effective November 26th. You can find it under the Grain tab & select 'Grain Policies & Programs'.
Be careful of ice/snow in the loads when harvesting corn or soybeans. Loads are subject to rejection if there is too much ice/snow.
Monday - Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
Many trucks dump at PGA locations daily. If you open the gates or a PGA employee does, it is always easier & safer to open well maintained traps & gates. Please maintain your equipment & help the unload process run smoothly. Everyone appreciates your efforts.
Enhancing Soybean Storage Starts With Harvest Moisture
Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses and storability. Field losses, splits, and cracked seed coats increase as moisture content decreases.
A moisture content of about 13% at harvest is optimal for mitigating mechanical damage.
As of: 08/20/2018
Corn Soybean Wheat
Mar ’19 No Fee Jan ’19 No Fee Dec ’18 No Fee
May ’19 No Fee Mar ’19 No Fee Mar ’19 No Fee
July ’19 No Fee May ’19 No Fee May ’19 No Fee
Dec ’19-Sept ‘20 0.05 July ’19 No Fee July ‘19 No Fee
Dec ’20 forward 0.08 Nov ’19-Aug ’20 0.08 Sept ’19-July ’20 0.05
Nov ’20 forward 0.12 Sept ’20 forward 0.08