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Farmer on trade war: U.S. lost part of soybean market ‘forever’

Ali Velshi - MSNBC Farmer on trade war: U.S. lost part of soybean market 'forever'
May 20, 2019

Tony Mellenthin, a member/producer of Countryside Cooperative, was recently a guest on MSNBC with Ali Velshi to discuss the China tariffs. Tony currently serves as the president of the Wisconsin Soybean Association and has served as the president for the Pepin County Farm Management Club. A must see interview! https://www.msnbc.com/ali-velshi/watch/farmer-on-trade-war-u-s-lost-part-of-soybean-market-forever-59614789543?fbclid=IwAR0EoJKWLi3uauHSu2lZ3K5Imt6zm3MV7g1URHxDNdf-9e69xW94uYFmM0Q

Breeding Soundness Exams: Insurance for Bulls

Wyatt Bechtel
May 15, 2019

Spring calving has started or is wrapping up around much of the country and it is nearly time to turn bulls out to breed for the next calf crop. Just as important as having a bull with good genetics, is to make sure he can actually perform his job when covering a cowherd or group […]

Spring 2019 Edition – Countryside Compass

May 08, 2019

The Spring 2019 issue of the Countryside Compass is now available online! Check out the stories covered in this edition: Learning how to get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable AgSolver – analyzing profitability on your acres How economic times are driving credit policy enforcement Important tax benefits Changes in the Grain Division Lengthening your usefulness of […]

Cryptosporidium parvum: What to do when your calves have it and how to prevent it

Dave Renaud DVM PhD
May 08, 2019

Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum) is a parasite that commonly infects dairy calves in the first month of life. An Ontario study found that 41 per cent of calves were infected with C. parvum, however, there was a wide range of infection levels on the 51 participating dairy farms, with anywhere from 0 to 70 per […]

Prime the Pump

Robert B. Corbett DVM, PAS
May 08, 2019

Recently, there has been an emphasis placed on the study of the development and classification of the human microbiome, and its effects on human health. Studies have shown that the human microbiome established early in life has an effect on allergies, asthma, colitis, and type 1 diabetes, just to mention a few. It also has […]

Weather Disasters: Salvaging Corn Crop as Silage

Keith A. Bryan, Ph.D., Chrs. Hansen
August 31, 2018

Weather disasters are unavoidable during the growing season or at harvest. One of the key factors for determining ultimate silage quality during these times is the quality of the crop and how it differs from normal. Strict adherence to critical control points is paramount to salvaging the best quality silage possible, given the weather extremes. […]

Safety Days 2018

August 16, 2018

On July 17th and 18th, 2018, Countryside employees from all locations and departments attended Safety Days in Menomonie. The purpose of this training is to maximize awareness of potential hazards and situations, and minimize harm to employees and those we serve. To start the morning, the entire group listened to our keynote speaker from Russel […]

Countryside C-Store Rewards Program: All Your Questions Answered

August 08, 2018

If you’ve stopped at any of our C-Stores, chances are you’ve probably heard of our rewards program. Maybe you even have the card, but you’re unsure how to use your points or check your balance. This post breaks down everything from balances to redemption to signing up for a card.   So what is a […]

Why Summer Fill for LP?

Doug Yule, Southern Propane Manager
August 06, 2018

We urge all of our customers to order a summer fill. That way, they won’t need to worry about whether they have propane in their tank when they start their furnaces in the fall—and they won’t have to compete for the attention of their driver who is also delivering to farmers drying their corn. After […]

What is the Field Forecasting Tool and How Does it Help You?

July 13, 2018

This summer we have been making use of Winfield’s new Field Forecasting Tool (FFT) to help producers make better input decisions for this year’s crop. The Field Forecasting Tool takes Nitrogen rate calculators to a whole new level. Not only does it calculate Nitrogen within the model, it calculates Potassium as well. Other inputs the […]


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