Soybeans and wheat are lower to open the week while corn continues it sideways pattern. Recently the only market movers we have seen are coming from the soybean market. China confirmed its total soybean purchases were 5.72 mmt in December. This was below the 6.5 mmt that traders were expecting. This was the lowest December purchase since 2011. Rains in Northern Argentina and Southern Brazil over the weekend continue the flooding potential. The forecast calls for more rain in those areas this week while central and northern parts of Brazil are expected to remain dry. Producers with old crop corn to move before spring planting should be looking to make sales with the forecast for no significant movements higher between now and spring. I would look to make these sales prior to the March 29th planting intentions report. Producers that typically move grain in the mid-summer months should look to make some cash sales with current prices in the $3.75-3.80 range and lock in basis on a good portion of the remaining bushels. US carryout of corn is looking to be large again this year which would make current basis levels very attractive.
RECEIVING HOURS Refer to Grain Receiving Hours in Tab to Left
CLOSED Friday 1/11/19
All loads must be scheduled prior to delivery!
Didion is Hiring!
If you know someone that is looking for employment or a change let us know. If we hire your referral you could get up to $1000! We have several openings within our company. Here are just a few of the current positions:
Grain & Supply Chain Commodities Analyst Logistics Manager Grain Merchandiser Raw Corn Receiving Operator Truck and Rail Load Out Mill Plant Manager Miller Electrical Instrumentation & Controls Technician Biofuels Technician - Entry or Experienced Soybean Plant Operator Safety Specialist
For more details or to apply visit: www.didionmilling.com
January is National Radon Action Month
The #1 cause of lung cancer outside of smoking is a radioactive gas that everyone breathes in every day, usually at low levels, according to the National Cancer Institute. Radon gas is produced from a natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. This radioactive gas can be detected in homes, offices and schools; it enters buildings through cracks in floors and walls, construction joints or gaps around service pipes, electrical wires and sump pits. When radon gas exceeds acceptable levels, the result can be deadly. Scientists estimate 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year are related to radon. People who breathe in radioactive particles, swallow water with high radon levels or are exposed to radon for a long period of time are susceptible to lung damage and lung cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency says nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in America is estimated to have elevated radon levels. The EPA estimates that approximately one in 15 U.S. homes has an elevated level of radon -- 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher, compared to 1.3 pCi/L, the average indoor level. What can you do if you’re worried about the level of radon in your home? Start by testing. You can test levels yourself by purchasing a home detection kit. Two types are available: a short-term kit, which is left in place for several days, or a long-term kit, which collects samples for at least three months, providing a more accurate result. The EPA recommends that testing be conducted in all homes and apartment units located below the third floor – and that includes new homes labeled as “radon-resistant.” If you’re not a do-it-yourselfer, you can hire a professional radon expert or company to test the radon levels in your home. You can find home testing kits and qualified professional contractors by visiting the EPA website at www.epa.gov/radon/whereyoulive.html. In addition, if your building or community is professionally managed, you can ask your property management company for referrals. If your short-term test determines high radon levels, follow up with a long-term test to confirm these results. If the results are still high, it’s important to take steps to mitigate the problem. Sealing cracks in your walls and floors is a good start, but it’s not usually enough. One of the most common and effective mitigation methods involves setting up a sub-slab depressurization (SSD) system. SSD technology uses a fan-powered exhaust to draw radon gas from the soil beneath the foundation and vent it outside, far enough away from windows and other openings so that it will not re-enter. The EPA recommends hiring a qualified contractor with the right technical skills and experience to effectively set up radon mitigation systems and perform necessary repairs – after all, if reduction techniques are not handled properly, it can cause additional safety dangers. Again, for referrals, refer to the previously mentioned EPA website or consult with a good property management company for information and referrals.
ACH - Payment Form
If you are interested in ACH, please completely fill out the attached form and return it to Didion. Some financial institutions charge for this service.(You will have to check with yours to see if there is a fee) If you have a lien on your grain, we will not be able to pay you via ACH. Click Here to view form.
LET US DO THE TRUCKING FOR YOU!
Didion Milling has trucks ready to serve you. We have hopper bottom and dump trailers of various sizes to fit your needs. We offer on-farm pickup throughout the year. Hourly rates are available should you need extra time to fill a trailer. Contact Garry or Mitch for more information on our trucking services.