RAVEN AG TEAM MONTHLY UPDATE - June, 2015
Greetings from the Raven Ag Team:
Raven FeedFresh® Silage Covers (OTR) are serving up proven results to reduce spoilage and increase profits! We are excited to announce the addition of two new FeedFresh® distributors; Landmark Feeds in Winnipeg Canada with multiple locations across Canada, and then Maryland/Virginia Milk Coop with 1800 member farms. Our existing FeedFresh® distributors are seeing a busy season for silage covers and are planning ahead to keep their inventories stocked for quick availability to their regions.
“Grain Cover Jeanne” has just wrapped up a successful exhibit at ADM vendor days. We are seeing some major interest in our exclusive Fortress™ Internal Strap Systems for secondary grain cover protection and are working hard in our Madison, SD plant to produce pre-season grain cover orders. Please remember we offer both string reinforced GrainMax™ and woven-coated Protector™ Series cover materials. We would like to remind grain customers to be sure and get any last minute orders booked soon to be entered in this season’s delivery schedule.
Crop Update: We are inching toward the final acres planted for Corn with 95% in the ground in the latest USDA Crop Report. That's just behind the 98% five-year average for the crop. And 85% of the crop has emerged versus 92% on average. Soybean planting is now in catch-up mode with 71% in the ground versus 84% on average. About 48% of the crop is emerged, well behind the 67% average, but it appears planters will be rolling this week as the weather dries and equipment can start rolling again. No crop condition ratings are yet available for soybeans in this latest report. About 82% of the winter Wheat crop has headed which is only slightly behind the 86% average. And combines are rolling with 31% of the Texas crop harvested. Oklahoma reports 8% harvested and California has 45% of its crop out of the field. On average, however, only 5% of the crop is harvested versus 16% on average.
The Raven Ag Team