Filled, Calibrated and Ready to Go By Dave Eckhoff Vice President of Agronomy All UFC Agronomy Division locations are equipped and ready to serve your crop input needs this spring. This includes our new Brownton Ag Service Center, which will add value and efficiencies throughout our system. Here is a recap of what’s been going on at Brownton: • We have received unit trains of urea (in December) and potash (in February). • We have received rail cars as well as truckloads of MESZ, DAP, ESN, AMS, sulfur and zinc. MESZ (12-40-0-10-1) and ESN (44-0-0 slow-release urea) may be new products to some UFC customers. See Tyler Johnson’s story on page 10 for more on MESZ. • We are making a change in our inventory of UAN. Historically, we have stored UAN as 28%. Going forward, we will be storing it as 32%. This will give our customers the option to purchase either product. • Partnerships between UFC and our manufacturers/distributors allowed us to procure crop protection products in the summer and fall of 2016 for delivery in February and March of 2017. Our entire chemical facility at Brownton will be operational by March 15. • During February and March, we tested and calibrated all of our scales and machinery while filling our satellite locations to ensure accuracy and quality of product and service. We are excited for everyone to see the magnitude of the Brownton facility and how it will serve our patrons as well as the greater Minnesota agricultural community. Look to your right for details on our April 5 open house. ●
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