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    Manage IDC With Technology
    Manage IDC With Technology
    Dec 12, 2017 | Answer Tech
    Iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) is a serious, yield-limiting disease in soybean plants. The most common symptom of IDC is yellowing of newly developed leaves, while veins remain green. Using technology to identify potential problem areas in soybean fields, and employing timely...
    What’s on Your Ag Tech News Feed?
    What’s on Your Ag Tech News Feed?
    Dec 08, 2017 | Answer Tech
    Keeping up with technology can be overwhelming. How do you know what sources to consult — or to trust? Here are a few tips to help you stay ahead of the game while keeping your sanity intact.  1. Start with your trusted advisor.Your local agronomist, retailer or ag...
    Adjusting Your Plan for Optimal ROI Potential
    Adjusting Your Plan for Optimal ROI Potential
    Dec 08, 2017 | Answer Plot
    Joining us on the Deal With Yield® is Jim Hedges, a corn and soybean farmer based in Central Illinois and Senior Director of Strategy and Insights, Ag Technology, for WinField United. On this episode, Joel and Jim talk about adjusting plans in-season and the subsequent...
    December Safety Tip: Lifting Precautions for Farm Workers
    December Safety Tip: Lifting Precautions for Farm Workers
    Dec 06, 2017 | Sunrise
    Your job involves lifting heavy loads and stooping excessively, both of which can cause serious back injury.
    Unlock a Treasure Trove of Year-End Insights
    Unlock a Treasure Trove of Year-End Insights
    Dec 04, 2017 | Answer Tech
    With harvest wrapped up, you are no doubt thinking about how your crops performed, the challenges you faced this season and how you can improve next year’s harvest. Be sure to work with your agronomist to evaluate the past year so you can make informed decisions for the...
    Time to Pick Your 2018 Cotton Varieties
    Time to Pick Your 2018 Cotton Varieties
    Dec 04, 2017 | Answer Plot
    As a cotton farmer, you are probably analyzing this year’s yield data and beginning to turn your thoughts toward what varieties to plant in 2018. While yield and quality are always top considerations, there are some additional factors you and your agronomist will want to...
     Building Your Plan for Optimal ROI Potential
    Building Your Plan for Optimal ROI Potential
    Dec 01, 2017 | Answer Plot
    On this episode of The Deal With Yield®, Joel is joined by Jim Hedges, a corn and soybean farmer based in Central Illinois and Senior Director of Strategy and Insights, Ag Technology, for WinField United. The guys discuss tips and tools that can help farmers get the most...
    Managing a Clean, Sustainable Operation
    Managing a Clean, Sustainable Operation
    Nov 30, 2017 | Answer Plot
    Spills can happen in any type of operation, including farms. Fuel leaks around machinery filling stations or fuel tanks, and pesticide spills in the field, around tank-mix areas or in storage buildings are not uncommon. Handling these mishaps promptly can help you keep areas...
    Planning Time: Dicamba-Tolerant Crop Decisions
    Planning Time: Dicamba-Tolerant Crop Decisions
    Nov 27, 2017 | Answer Plot
    As the 2017 season winds down, it’s time to evaluate opportunities for next year, including the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System. The majority of farmers who used this system in 2017 experienced tremendous success, with both excellent weed control and yields. However...
    How Technology Informs My Decision-Making
    How Technology Informs My Decision-Making
    Nov 21, 2017 | Answer Plot
    As a corn and soybean farmer in Central Illinois, there are a number of things I do every year to help optimize my ROI potential and minimize risk, many of which are driven by technology. Here are some of the strategies I put into motion when planning for the upcoming growing...
    Tackle Data Entry Like a Pro
    Tackle Data Entry Like a Pro
    Nov 17, 2017 | Answer Tech
    Entering data can be overwhelming even for the most tech-savvy farmer. If you’re a relatively new ag technology user, how can you stay ahead of the game? Keeping accurate, clean data records is critical to making sound decisions throughout the season. Here are some tips...
    Optimizing Cotton Production
    Optimizing Cotton Production
    Nov 17, 2017 | Answer Plot
    Agronomist and guest host Sara Smelser is back on a new episode of The Deal With Yield. Kyle and Sara discuss nutrient management and best in-season practices, plus Sara gives a history lesson on cotton production.
    Tackle Field Variability in Soybeans
    Tackle Field Variability in Soybeans
    Nov 16, 2017 | Answer Plot
    As you search for ways to raise the bar in your operation’s soybean production, managing field variabilities can be a good starting point. However, working across rolling hills and valleys, in unusually wet or consistently dry conditions, on rich loam or sandy soils...
    Key Considerations When Choosing Cotton Seed
    Key Considerations When Choosing Cotton Seed
    Nov 10, 2017 | Answer Plot
    Host Kyle talks cotton on this episode of The Deal With Yield® with guest Sara Smelser, regional agronomist for WinField United. The two discuss why seed selection is a key factor in optimal production, and Kyle learns a thing or two about money.
    New Functionality Guides Soybean Seed Decisions
    New Functionality Guides Soybean Seed Decisions
    Nov 06, 2017 | Answer Plot
    At this point in the season you’re likely thinking ahead to next year’s seed decisions. If you are a soybean farmer, how do you know which varieties will perform best in various soil types and yield environments? Since the characteristics of each field are...
    November Safety Tip: Tips for Teens in Agriculture
    November Safety Tip: Tips for Teens in Agriculture
    Nov 01, 2017 | Sunrise
    Be aware of the hazards and safety practices on a farm, especially as a young worker.
    November Begins Gifts Cards for Gallons
    November Begins Gifts Cards for Gallons
    Nov 01, 2017 | Sunrise
    A customer qualifies for the Gift Cards for Gallons on their Cenex® Lubricants purchases from November 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018. 
    Evaluating a New Nutrient-timing Tool
    Evaluating a New Nutrient-timing Tool
    Oct 26, 2017 | Answer Tech
    Arrowwood Prairie Co-op is a full-service ag retail facility with three locations in western North Dakota. Royce Carlson started the cooperative’s precision agriculture program shortly after his arrival six years ago.   I invited Royce to participate in a pilot...
    The Value of Autonomy in Agriculture
    The Value of Autonomy in Agriculture
    Oct 26, 2017 | Answer Tech
    From self-driving tractors to drones that capture aerial field imagery to robots that collect data at the plant-canopy level, autonomous technology is earning its stripes from farmers worldwide. As more farmers adopt autonomy on their operations, more questions are raised. As...
    Sustainable Spraying Starts Here
    Sustainable Spraying Starts Here
    Oct 23, 2017 | Answer Tech
    The new WinField® United Innovation Center officially opened in late September, heralding a new era of product and technology development testing. This 55,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to evaluating the entire application process for more targeted...
    Use Technology to Evaluate Alfalfa at Season’s End
    Use Technology to Evaluate Alfalfa at Season’s End
    Oct 18, 2017 | Answer Tech
    As the season winds down, it’s time to start thinking about next year’s hay crop. A great way to start is by taking a look at all of your alfalfa fields now in the R7® Field Monitoring Tool from WinField® United.   Alfalfa fields that are trending...
    Thank A Farmer Day!
    Thank A Farmer Day!
    Oct 12, 2017 | Sunrise
    October 12 is celebrated as National Farmer’s Day!
    The Future Is Now. Seriously.
    The Future Is Now. Seriously.
    Oct 09, 2017 | Answer Tech
    I am always amazed at how much ag technology has evolved through the years and how it continues to advance so quickly. One experience that really brings this home for me is the annual InfoAg Conference.   InfoAg is billed as “the premier event for discussion and...
    Sunrise is Fueling the Cure for Cancer Research
    Sunrise is Fueling the Cure for Cancer Research
    Oct 06, 2017 | Sunrise
    Fueling the Cure initiative was established to help with the battle against cancer and Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is lending a hand in the fight.
    Leverage Technology to Help Select Corn Seed
    Leverage Technology to Help Select Corn Seed
    Oct 05, 2017 | Answer Tech
    You weigh many factors before deciding what seed to purchase, including soil type, management practices and past performance. And, because we are human, all seed selection decisions contain some degree of “this is what my gut is telling me to pick.” But as...
    October Safety Tip: Avoiding Farm Machinery Hazards
    October Safety Tip: Avoiding Farm Machinery Hazards
    Oct 02, 2017 | Sunrise
    Many times, workers suffer injuries because of human error from taking a shortcut, ignoring warning signs, not paying attention or not following safety rules.
    2018 Election Results
    2018 Election Results
    Sep 20, 2017 | Sunrise
    Sunrise Cooperative has announced the results of its 2018 Board of Directors election.
    Keeping Nutrients Where They Belong
    Keeping Nutrients Where They Belong
    Sep 14, 2017 | Sunrise
    As a farmer, you know that proper nutrient management plays a major role in water stewardship and optimal crop production.
    Improving Facilities: Spotlight on Starbuck Road
    Improving Facilities: Spotlight on Starbuck Road
    Sep 14, 2017 | Sunrise
    Construction is well underway at Sunrise Cooperative’s Starbuck Road location.
    Improving our Facilities: Spotlight on Uniopolis
    Improving our Facilities: Spotlight on Uniopolis
    Sep 06, 2017 | Sunrise
    Sunrise is dedicated to servicing our member-owners through state-of-the-art facilities.
    Getting More Precise with Water Stewardship
    Getting More Precise with Water Stewardship
    Jun 21, 2017 | Sunrise
    Sunrise Cooperative uses precision tools to help protect critical watershed areas.
    June Safety Tip: Prevent Heat Sickness When Working Outdoors
    June Safety Tip: Prevent Heat Sickness When Working Outdoors
    Jun 05, 2017 | Sunrise
    Outdoor workers are especially vulnerable to heat-related illnesses because they spend the majority of the day outside in direct sunlight. Be sure to stay cool and keep safe from heat illnesses.
    May Safety Tip: Beating the Heat by Staying Hydrated
    May Safety Tip: Beating the Heat by Staying Hydrated
    May 01, 2017 | Sunrise
    Staying hydrated is important to keep all your body functions running smoothly.
    Sunrise Announces College Scholarship Recipients
    Sunrise Announces College Scholarship Recipients
    Apr 14, 2017 | Sunrise
    Sunrise awarded $50,000 in college scholarships.
    April Safety Tip: First-Aid
    April Safety Tip: First-Aid
    Apr 05, 2017 | Sunrise
    Review six first-aid tips that are important while working.
    Sunrise Employee Directory
    Sunrise Employee Directory
    Feb 24, 2017 | Sunrise
    We strive to offer you the best choices delivered by the best team.
    February Safety Tip: National Heart Month
    February Safety Tip: National Heart Month
    Feb 07, 2017 | Sunrise
    February is National Heart Health Month.
    Get your Ducks in a Row with TerraStar
    Get your Ducks in a Row with TerraStar
    Feb 06, 2017 | Sunrise
    Let TerraStar give you 2”- 4” repeatable accuracy free for five days!
    January Safety Tip: Snow Shoveling
    January Safety Tip: Snow Shoveling
    Jan 12, 2017 | Sunrise
    It’s that time of the season when we must take the shovel in hand.
    December Safety Tip: Children on the Farm
    December Safety Tip: Children on the Farm
    Dec 08, 2016 | Sunrise
    The good news is that you, as a parent or caregiver, can play a major role in preventing injuries on farms.
    November Safety Tip: Cold Weather Transition
    November Safety Tip: Cold Weather Transition
    Nov 11, 2016 | Sunrise
    This time of year can be a welcomed relief for those who enjoy cooler working conditions but we find our worksites going through changes that could lead to an injury.
    Ag Leader & Sunrise Grower Loyalty Program
    Ag Leader & Sunrise Grower Loyalty Program
    Oct 17, 2016 | Sunrise
    The SPS team is on hand to walk you through Ag Leader Upgrades and we offer a Grower Loyalty Finance Program to assist with Ag Leader purchases.
    Joining Forces for Cancer Research
    Joining Forces for Cancer Research
    Oct 12, 2016 | Sunrise
    Sunrise Cooperative has joined forces with other cooperatives to raise money for cancer research.
    October Safety Tip: Share the Road
    October Safety Tip: Share the Road
    Oct 03, 2016 | Sunrise
    Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. reminds everyone that safety is top priority and this fall harvest is no exception.
    4R Reminders for the Fall
    4R Reminders for the Fall
    Sep 27, 2016 | Sunrise
    Review some key 4R Nutrient Stewardship tips for the fall.
    Ag Leader Promotion
    Ag Leader Promotion
    Sep 21, 2016 | Sunrise
    Sunrise Cooperative is an Ag Leader dealer and has a limited time offer available.
    Uniopolis Grain Traffic Flow
    Uniopolis Grain Traffic Flow
    Sep 01, 2016 | Sunrise
    Due to construction, the traffic flow at Sunrise Cooperative’s Uniopolis Grain facility will follow a different route for the 2016 fall harvest season.
    What do you have in common with cheesy fish crackers?
    What do you have in common with cheesy fish crackers?
    Aug 31, 2016 | Sunrise
    Nearly one-half to two-thirds of the wheat intake for Sunrise is sent to Star of the West Milling Company.
    Monthly Safety Tip: September
    Monthly Safety Tip: September
    Aug 31, 2016 | Sunrise
    Harvest is right around the corner and here are a couple things to keep in mind when it comes to safety.

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