Grain Market Reports: 15Dec2010

Tanner Sheahan
CPS Tangent


Dan sent some extra goodies on Monday; several supply and demand reports for corn and wheat.  Lots of good information there so here ya go.
Supply and Demand Wheat, Dec 2010
Supply and Demand World Wheat, Dec 2007-2010
Supply and Usage, Corn 2010
Supply and Usage, Wheat 2010

Here are market reports for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:
Market Report 13Dec2010
Market Report 14Dec2010
Market Report 15Dec2010



Dan Steiner from Morrow County Grain Growers and Pendleton Grain Growers was one of the speakers at our 2010 Grower Meeting.  Dan puts out a wheat/grain market report and I asked his permission to re-post his market report here on our blog.  He also sent me this cool "cheat sheet" to clarify all the acronyms and abbreviations used in the commodities trade.  Dan says his goal with this report is to give growers a quick summary of what is going on in the world and if you keep up reading the report you'll have a good idea of how to best market your grain. Thanks Dan!

Wheat Market Report: 10Dec10

Tanner Sheahan
CPS Tangent


Here's today's Market Report:
Wheat Market Report 10Dec10



Dan Steiner from Morrow County Grain Growers and Pendleton Grain Growers was one of the speakers at our 2010 Grower Meeting.  Dan puts out a wheat/grain market report and I asked his permission to re-post his market report here on our blog.  He also sent me this cool "cheat sheet" to clarify all the acronyms and abbreviations used in the commodities trade.  Dan says his goal with this report is to give growers a quick summary of what is going on in the world and if you keep up reading the report you'll have a good idea of how to best market your grain. Thanks Dan!

Wheat Market Report: 9Dec10

Tanner Sheahan
CPS Tangent


Here's today's Market Report:
Wheat Market Report 9Dec10



Dan Steiner from Morrow County Grain Growers and Pendleton Grain Growers was one of the speakers at our 2010 Grower Meeting.  Dan puts out a wheat/grain market report and I asked his permission to re-post his market report here on our blog.  He also sent me this cool "cheat sheet" to clarify all the acronyms and abbreviations used in the commodities trade.  Dan says his goal with this report is to give growers a quick summary of what is going on in the world and if you keep up reading the report you'll have a good idea of how to best market your grain. Thanks Dan!

Wheat Market Report: 8Dec10

Tanner Sheahan
CPS Tangent


Here's today's Market Report:
Wheat Market Report 8Dec10



Dan Steiner from Morrow County Grain Growers and Pendleton Grain Growers was one of the speakers at our 2010 Grower Meeting. Dan puts out a wheat/grain market report and I asked his permission to re-post his market report here on our blog. He also sent me this cool "cheat sheet" to clarify all the acronyms and abbreviations used in the commodities trade. Dan says his goal with this report is to give growers a quick summary of what is going on in the world and if you keep up reading the report you'll have a good idea of how to best market your grain. Thanks Dan!

Pesticide License Renewal: Announcement from ODA

Tanner Sheahan
CPS Tangent

Many of you probably already receive updates from ODA Pesticide Division but I thought I'd re-post the following letter reminding you to turn your pesticide license renewal form in early.  Last year, ODA took a long time to get all the license renewals processed in January and many growers experience a frustrating interruption in their ability to legally buy restricted use pesticides (RUP).  So, be proactive and turn that form in now so everything goes through smoothly and you are not prevented from making an RUP purchase in January.

On a similar note, CPS is now requiring each branch location to maintain photocopies of our customers pesticide applicator licenses.  Fred and Patricia in the chem room are/will/should be asking to see your license whenever you stop in to pick something up so we can take a photocopy of it for our records.  Sorry for the inconvenience but bear with us, it won't hurt too bad.

Here's ODA's letter:



For those of you who have been holding on to your pesticide license renewal notice, now is the time to get it sent in for processing. ODA mailed renewal notices slightly early this year in hopes of getting most licenses issued before the start of the year. Unfortunately, only about 25% of pesticide applicator renewal forms have been returned to us to date. Waiting to return your application form may compound the delay in your 2011 license being issued. The best way to ensure that your license will be active when you need it is to send it in to us early.

In the unfortunate event that you have lost your renewal form, you can use a regular application form from our website. Of course, you will need to fill in all of the information on this form, because it is not custom printed like the renewal form. Find the form that corresponds to your license type from this website:

Please remember to verify all of the information on your renewal notice before sending it back to us. Update all contact information, including phone numbers and email address. If you are filling out an application for a Commercial Pesticide Operator license, please remember to identify all current employees and remove any employees who have left your company. Also, operators should provide up-to-date insurance information. Please note that incomplete applications will take longer to issue than complete applications.

Finally, some people have asked about license payments. Currently, we are not set up to accept web payments, nor are we allowed to take payments by phone or email. The only ways to pay for a 2011 license is by mail, FAX, or in person in our Salem office. 

Wheat Market Report: 7Dec10

Tanner Sheahan
CPS Tangent

Dan Steiner from Morrow County Grain Growers and Pendleton Grain Growers was one of the speakers at our 2010 Grower Meeting.  Dan puts out a wheat/grain market report and I asked his permission to re-post his market report here on our blog.  He also sent me this cool "cheat sheet" to clarify all the acronyms and abbreviations used in the commodities trade.  Dan says his goal with this report is to give growers a quick summary of what is going on in the world and if you keep up reading the report you'll have a good idea of how to best market your grain. Thanks Dan!

Here's today's Market Report:
Wheat Market Report 7Dec10

Here are the last few market reports to get you caught up to some extent:
Wheat Market Report 24Nov10
Wheat Market Report 29Nov10
Wheat Market Report 30Nov10
Wheat Market Report 2Dec10
Wheat Market Report 6Dec10

Bayer Crop Science Kills Puma 1EC

Tanner Sheahan
CPS Tangent

Bayer has discontinued their sale of Puma 1EC.  Here's the letter they sent out.  We'll keep you posted on replacements for this herbicide. 

2010 Grower Meeting Review

Tanner Sheahan
CPS Tangent

We hosted our annual Grower Meeting yesterday at the Linn County Fairgrounds  and we had a great turnout.  The speakers and presenters all did a great job and we gave away some great door prizes, including a Traeger Grill. 

The meeting kicked off with Josh Nelson covering the soybean research trial he put together with Horning Farms and the help of Cameren Moran of CPS.  The soybean trial consisted of nine different short-season varieties that were all taken to seed yield and a couple varieties were also taken for green chop.  Josh and Cam had yield data, protein, and fat percentages for all the varieties.  Of course we're still in the learning stages on this but at least a couple varieties showed some promise even in a wet year like we have had in 2010.  

Pat Boren followed with a summary of our wheat research trial out on Highway 34.  The trial was designed to compare five varieties of wheat for maximum yield.  We included standard and high-rate fertilizer applications with and without growth regulators.  Cameren and Pat put a lot of time and work into this trial and it cranked out some great data.

We have always worked very hard to pursue new ideas, alternatives, and methods.  These two collaborative projects are great examples of this mindset in action.

The next presentation was a team effort by our fumigation and rodent control specialist, Corey Burns, and Ed Hosada of Cardinal Professional Products.  Cardinal is a large fumigation and supply company we have worked closely with over the last year as we move ahead with ProFume as our primary fumigant for rodent control in seed warehouses.  Ed has over 30 years experience in the fumigation industry and he has been an invaluable resource to us.  Corey and Ed covered all the details of ProFume fumigations for rodent control in our "leaky" seed storage buildings.  The take home message: sealing your building is paramount to achieving a solid and affordable fumigation.

Mike McPhee of NaChurs gave a good presentation on liquid fertilizers, the efficiencies and compatibilities inherent to different fertilizers forms, and how to maximize fertilizer efficiencies in a volatile fertilizer market.  The main point in Mike's presentation is that we as growers and agronomists need to look at every option and decide the most efficient way of nutrient delivery for each situation we are presented with.  With phosphorous and potassium specifically, foliar fertilizers could be the best option in many cases.

The infamous Dr. Glenn Fisher of OSU followed the break with a timely presentation covering Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus in perennial ryegrass, the significant cutworm outbreak we had this fall, and the ever-present cranefly larva.  Glenn, et al, have done a tremendous amount of work on BYDV and aphid virus transmission in grass seed over the last several years.  Cutworms were an unusual, surprising, and severe problem this fall.  Glenn talked about the environmental factors that started that ball rolling including a cool wet summer with many alternate host plants available in addition to a massive migratory population from up to 200 miles away!  Dr. Fisher also touched on the life-cycle of the European cranefly.

We wrapped up the meeting with an informal round-table type discussion lead by Dan Steiner from Morrow County Grain Growers, John Sperl of Pendleton Grain Growers, and Tyson Raymond of the Oregon Wheat Growers League.  They covered many aspects of wheat marketing as well an in depth explanation of the wheat grading process.  Dan also took a lot of questions from growers on topics like discounts, premiums, and how to use hedge-to-arrive contracts.  Dan puts together a daily "blurb" about the wheat market and world influences on the PGG website.  You can also sign up the get Dan's daily market report delivered to your email inbox.

All in all it was a great meeting.  We have received some good feedback from you guys who attended and lunch was pretty good too.  Thanks to all the speakers and the people behind the scenes who put this meeting together.