Grain Operations Update

Apr 04, 2022

Grain Operations Update
To our Bird Island Grain Patrons,

Safety is a core value within the UFC culture and is one that strongly influences every decision our business makes. Our ability to keep our employees and the patrons who frequent our locations safe depends on our ability to design, implement, and improve the structural integrity of our facilities. It is also equally dependent on the safety management processes we practice every day from the top down.   

There comes a point in time when an asset exceeds its lifespan and is no longer deemed safe for daily use for employees or patrons. Management and the Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to discontinue the use of the west wood house elevator and the five steel tanks that attach to the wood house.  This will also eliminate the grain dryer from the operations in Bird Island. The employees are working on removing the remaining grain from these assets and once empty will no longer be utilized.  The two GSI tanks at the east dump pit along with the bulk rail scale will remain in operation.  One bin will be for corn and the other for beans.
If you contracted corn to be delivered during harvest 2022 and planned on delivering wet corn on those contracts, please contact us at (507)-232-1049. We will work through these details with you.

As a grower we hope you recognize the safety hazards associated with agriculture operations, and that you share in our passion for keeping those who we care about most safe.

Thank you for your continued understanding and support.

If you have any questions, please call our grain desk at (507) 232-1049.
Thank you,
Jason Tews
Vice President of Grain

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