Syngenta Agrisure® Viptera™ and Duracade™ Communication
Since November, China’s authorities have rejected more than 600,000 tonnes of U.S. corn and corn products containing the unauthorized Syngenta corn trait, Agrisure® Viptera™. The trait, known as MIR 162, has been awaiting China’s approval for more than 2 years. This spring, Syngenta has released Agrisure® Duracade™ another trait that has yet to be approved by most world grain importers. The Agrisure® Stewardship Agreements for Viptera™ and Duracade™ Hybrids require that growers channel grain that is produced from these traits to appropriate markets to prevent movement to a destination that has not yet granted regulatory approval for import. Both hybrids are available to local grain producers for the 2014 growing season.
While Concord Grain sees agricultural technologies, including genetically modified products, as important ways to address the increasing demand for food, feed, and fuel we must also operate our business in a manner that respects the requirements of our industry partners and end use customers. The primary markets that Concord Grain services with either whole grain or from by-product (DDG’s) has the potential to reach countries that have not yet approved the Viptera™ or Duracade™ traits. This exposure will not allow Concord Grain to accept grain production from the Syngenta Agrisure® Viptera™ or Duracade™ hybrids.
If you are planting or plan to plant either of these hybrids, please contact us and we will work with you to try to find a market that meets the content of your Stewardship Agreement with Syngenta. We will continue to communicate any updates to you regarding this topic.
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We are pleased to announce that our new 2 million bushel LeMar Groundpile System and our 3rd Truck Dump project are on schedule and will be ready for the fall harvest. These service enhancements will allow us to better serve our customers with increased storage space and the additional 20,000 bph unload pit that will help to get producers back to the field quicker. Project manager, Jake Ochsner, has worked with several construction companies and suppliers including: DSI Construction, Waldner & Sons Concrete, Muth Electric, Jacobs Construction, Warrior Manufacturing, Hanson Silo, LeMar Industries, Hi-Roller and a few other businesses throughout the summer on these projects.
ABOVE: Side walls being place in preparation for Harvest. Concrete floor to be poured over the next 10 days.
ABOVE: Construction in progress on the 3rd dump pit. It will have an unload capacity of 20,000 bushels per hour.
Please take the extra time and safety precautions during this upcoming fall harvest season. Work safe...your family and friends count on you.
Stephanie Herman Concord Grain, LLC / Farm Marketer
My name is Stephanie Herman and I grew up on a farm near Wells, Mn. I graduated from South Dakota State University in May 2013 with an Animal Science degree. After graduation I worked for Cargill 1 year originating grain in southwest Minnesota. I have just recently moved to Aberdeen and I am excited to be back in South Dakota and working for Concord Grain as a Farm Marketer. As your local Farm Marketer, I provide unique tools to help you balance opportunity and risk in the marketplace. I look forward to working individually with you to create a marketing plan that works best for your operation. My cell phone number is 605-290-9825.
FREE DELAYED PRICE (DP) CORN PROGRAM
We are now accepting Delayed Price Corn with no DP charges or fees based on the following program details:
Contract bushels must be declared or established PRIOR to delivery.
As bushels are priced, they must be priced from the nearby bid and cannot be forward priced into the deferred months.
No DP charges through 10/15/14. Must be priced by 10/15/14. Bushels unpriced will be rolled into the Fall 2014 DP program with program specifics that are in effect at that time.
This free DP Program is subject to elevator space and is subject to change at anytime.
Please note recent South Dakota PUC requirements below regarding Delayed Price contracts that are also referred to as Credit Sale Contracts.
South Dakota PUC Ruling Requirements
Due to court rulings that are dated back to April 2013, regarding Voluntary Credit Sales (a.k.a. Delayed Price Contracts or DP Contracts), the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission - Warehouse Division has notified Concord Grain, LLC that we are required to have signed Delayed Price contracts returned to us within 30 days of the first last consecutive day during the delivery period of your grain.
*If Concord Grain does not have a signed delayed price contract in our possession 30 days after the last first day of consecutive delivery, the grain will be priced out at the day's close and a check will be mailed to the customer.
Our staff at Concord Grain appreciates the chance to earn your business !
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