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  • Grain Procurement Department: 910-289-2111

  • Robbie Montgomery: 910-260-1633

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Smithfield Grain expands - Ohio

smithfieldsign_embeddedSMITHFIELD, VA. — Smithfield Foods, a $14 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, said it is expanding its grain purchasing and handling operations by adding facilities in Harpster and Morral, Ohio. The acquisition of the facilities is expected to connect grain and soybean farmers with new, global markets while advancing Smithfield’s commitment to supply chain sustainability and proving the benefits of its vertically-integrated structure, the company said.


Smithfield said grain purchased at the Harpster buying station will feed hogs throughout Smithfield’s Eastern Hog Production Division. Meanwhile, soybeans from the Morral buying station will be loaded on location and transported to customers around the world, the company said.


“We’re now able to help feed nine million of our hogs in North Carolina with grain we source directly from Ohio farmers,” said Robbie Montgomery, grain origination manager for Smithfield Grain. “With this purchase, we will have the opportunity to make positive impacts to our product quality as well as our environmental footprint by collaborating directly with more farmers.”


The grain buying stations will be incorporated into Smithfield’s existing fertilizer optimization program, a collaborative project between Smithfield and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The program, called SmithfieldGro, provides agronomy resources and tools to help farmers optimize their fertilizer application and improve soil health. The program’s expansion supports Smithfield in reaching its target of sourcing 75% of feed grain from sustainable origins by 2018.

Treated, high yielding wheat seed available - at a discount

wheat-program-2016Smithfield Grain is excited to announce our new farmer seed program for the 2017 wheat harvest season.  The program will provide farmers that partner with us premium seed at a discounted price.  Please call us today to place your seed order, supplies are limited.  Details about the program can be found here -- Seed Program Details

Increase yields (and profit), harvest early

BASIS contractsOur buying stations are setup to receive your wet corn today.  Not only will you get paid more for August delivered corn, you will have more to harvest.  Research shows that farmers lose 8% of their yield by letting the crop dry in the field.  On top of that the crop quality is drastically improved the earlier the harvest.  Another benefit of harvesting the crop early is that you get to avoid bad weather.  Get it out and get on with your business.  Let us know if you have questions about delivering to us early, if there are no questions, trust that it makes economic sense to deliver to us in August.  We hope you have a safe and profitable harvest.  Example-1 and Example-2

Sorghum Success

sorghum clinic 04252016Farmers met with sorghum experts from Texas to learn more about how to be successful with sorghum in the mid-Atlantic region.  They also got a chance to read about the 3 different sorghum seed types that MBgrain is now offering farmers at a discounted price.  Seed is being purchased for farmers today for planting this upcoming season.  Please call your grain originator or dial Robbie Montgomery at 910-260-1633 to get more information.  You can read more about the seed profiles by click on the seed variety link:
Smithfield Golden     Smithfield Late

 

You can also find the sorghum best practices (planting/maintaining/harvesting) suited for our area by clicking here.

Chart of the Week

Futures
Contract Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
CORN (March) 3.6975 3.6950 3.7000 3.6750 3.6875 -0.0100
CORN (May) 3.7625 3.7600 3.7650 3.7425 3.7550 -0.0075
CORN (July) 3.8300 3.8275 3.8325 3.8100 3.8225 -0.0075
CORN (September) 3.8925 3.8850 3.8950 3.8700 3.8825 -0.0100
CORN (December) 3.9575 3.9550 3.9600 3.9350 3.9475 -0.0100
CORN (March) 4.0275 4.0200 4.0300 4.0075 4.0150 -0.0125
SOYBEANS (March) 10.6750 10.6750 10.6975 10.5525 10.5825 -0.0925
SOYBEANS (May) 10.7600 10.7600 10.7775 10.6400 10.6675 -0.0925
SOYBEANS (July) 10.8200 10.8200 10.8400 10.7025 10.7300 -0.0900
SOYBEANS (August) 10.7625 10.6950 10.7325 10.6600 10.6825 -0.0800
SOYBEANS (September) 10.5250 10.5150 10.5350 10.4375 10.4650 -0.0600
SOYBEANS (November) 10.2875 10.2775 10.2875 10.2125 10.2525 -0.0350
SOYBEAN MEAL (March) 348.7 348.9 349.5 341.5 343.5 -5.2
SOYBEAN MEAL (May) 351.0 351.3 351.3 344.3 346.4 -4.6
SOYBEAN MEAL (July) 351.9 351.9 351.9 345.6 347.6 -4.3
SOYBEAN MEAL (August) 348.7 346.8 346.8 342.8 344.9 -3.8
SOYBEAN MEAL (September) 344.2 342.9 343.1 339.1 341.0 -3.2
SOYBEAN MEAL (October) 336.0 334.7 334.9 331.8 334.0 -2.0
LIVE CATTLE (February) 120.250 120.000 120.600 119.500 120.050 -0.200
LIVE CATTLE (April) 118.975 118.775 119.250 118.150 118.900 -0.075
LIVE CATTLE (June) 108.700 108.400 108.950 108.075 108.425 -0.275
LEAN HOGS (February) 65.300 65.350 65.450 64.325 65.000 -0.300
LEAN HOGS (April) 68.475 68.500 68.575 67.175 67.825 -0.650
LEAN HOGS (May) 73.275 72.950 73.400 72.400 72.975 -0.300
FEEDER CATTLE (January) 133.100 132.975 132.975 132.250 132.750 -0.350
FEEDER CATTLE (March) 131.275 131.675 131.700 130.575 130.800 -0.475
FEEDER CATTLE (April) 130.100 130.425 130.550 129.625 129.925 -0.175
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