Assessing that wheat field

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As a grower, you or your agronomist will want to venture out into your winter wheat field to assess winter injury and see what you need to consider for spring treatments. Your Country Visions Agronomist will work with you to assess your field and make recommendations based on that information.  Though it is a bit premature to make any rash decisions regarding crop destruction, it is time to look at the condition of the plants and check the temperature of the soil.  Growers and consultants can either reassess in a week or pull plants from the field and place in warm environments. Milk houses and kitchens work perfect. Watch Country Visions Agronomist,  Loree Johnston LaChey, in this video on wheat assessment.

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What is a Co-op?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines a cooperative as a user-owned, user-controlled business that distributes benefits on the basis of use. Member users, or patrons, own and democratically elect the board of directors, which provides oversight of the co-op. Net earnings are distributed on the basis of proportional use, or patronage, rather than on investment.

Cooperative associations have been organized throughout history to carry out many different activities, often in response to economic and social stress. Cooperative organizations in the United States first appeared in the late 1700's and today co-ops can be found in all sectors of the U.S. economy. Consumer, purchasing and farm supply cooperatives are all organized to provide the specialized goods or services that their member patrons want to buy.

By combining member demand, a co-op can provide better availability, selection, pricing, or delivery of products or services to individual consumers, businesses or farmers. Farm supply co-ops cost-effectively supply input, fuel and agronomy services to farm business owners.