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Secretary Perdue Proclaims February 16-22 as Grain Bin Safety Week

(Washington D.C., February 14, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a proclamation naming February 16-22 as Grain Bin Safety Week. Earlier this week, the Secretary sat down with the Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, to talk about the importance of grain bin safety on the farm. Governor Noem grew up on a farm in Hamlin County, South Dakota and has a personal connection to farm safety. She has been an advocate for increased grain bin safety efforts for years.

You may click HERE to watch their conversation.

“We hope grain operators, farmers and community leaders will join us in expanding knowledge of safe practices not just during National Grain Bin Safety Week, but year-round,” said Secretary Perdue. “Tragedies like the one Governor Noem’s family experienced happen too frequently and call for greater action, which is why I have signed a proclamation naming February 16-22 Grain Bin Safety Week.”

“I’m grateful for Secretary Perdue’s leadership in highlighting this important issue,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “My life changed forever when we lost my dad in a grain bin accident, and while farmers are often in a hurry to get things done, nothing is worth losing a life. This Grain Bin Safety Week, I want to encourage producers to evaluate safety procedures on their farms and ranches. Slow down and be safe – your family will thank you for it.”

Background: The purpose of Grain Bin Safety Week is to promote education and awareness of hazards and safe work practices in an effort to reduce the number of accidents associated with grain handling and storage. In 2018, there were 30 documented grain entrapment cases with half of those entrapped resulting in a fatality. With the number of accidents increasing, we must intensify efforts to educate farmers.


Open enrollment for the Averager bushels ends 2-25-2020

-No cost to enroll

-Price-out option

-Price corn or beans, new or old crop, cash or HTA


FCE Grain Marketing Meetings

Wednesday February 19th, 2020

Presented by CHS Hedging

Guest Speaker – Phyllis Nystrom


Montevideo Legion: 8:00am - 9:30am

Granite Falls American Legion: 10:00am - 11:30am

Echo Community Center: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Minneota Community Center: 3:30pm – 5:00pm 


Employment Opportunity


Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company

Is seeking an Elevator Operator for a growing grain elevator in Echo, Minnesota. Applicant should be self-motivated, have experience in grain handling, maintenance and day-to-day operation of a grain facility. Willing to train the right candidate.

This is a full time position with competitive wages and benefits

Please apply by resume or application to:

Russ Hennen, Location Manager - Echo




Assistant Location Manager

FCE is hiring an Assistant Location Manager at our Montevideo Location.

Applicants should have a team oriented attitude, operations experience, and leadership skills.

This is a full time position with FCE and offers a competitive compensation package to qualified individuals.

Applications can be found here: Employment Application

Drop off or send your completed application and resume to:

Farmers Cooperative Elevator

4073 Hwy 212 SW

Montevideo, MN 56265


      FOR SALE:  


2001 International Feed Truck with a Sudenga 5 Compartment Box
840,000 miles. Engine remanned in 2013 at 675,000 miles.
Runs & drives good. Great backup or truck for smaller loads.
Contact Bill at: 507-423-6235 or 507-768-3448 

 Local Cooperative truck purchasing program

Click on link for information: https://www.co-optrucks.com/

Member Health Insurance Information

Land O’Lakes and BuyPointTM Insurance Solutions have partnered with Gravie to provide a health benefits option for Farmers Coop Elevator members. Here is what you need to know:

Why choose the MN Co-op Members Health Plan?

  1. Competitive rates
  2. Access to Mayo Clinic, Sanford Health, CentraCare Health, Essentia Health and more!
  3. No fees to join and no re-rating based on individual health history


Land O’Lakes and BuyPointTM Insurance Solutions have partnered with Gravie to provide a health benefits option for Farmers Coop Elevator members.

Here is what you need to know:

Who can enroll?

Farmers Coop Elevator members must do at least $10,000 in business with the co-op, reside in Minnesota, and actively work in production agriculture in order to be eligible for the MN Co-op Members Health Plan. Recent changes to Federal Law will no longer allow coverage of eligible members employees. Call Gravie if this affects you.

Why choose the Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan?

  1. Competitive rates.
  2. Access to a broad, national network.
  3. No fees to join and no re-rating based on individual health history.

Who can enroll?

To be eligible, the coop member must reside in a state where the plan is active and be a self-employed agricultural co-op member who satisfies the purchase amount with a participating co-op.

When can I enroll?

For coverage beginning January 1, 2020, you can choose and enroll in your plan October 28, 2019 to December 20, 2019 at 5PM CT.

How do I enroll?

During Open Enrollment, call 844.538.4690 to speak with a Gravie representative or visit www.gravie.com/coop.

How do I learn more?

Call 844.538.4690, email coop@gravie.com, or go to www.gravie.com/coop.

Thank you for letting us serve you!


  7-22-2016 Effective immediately, FCE will accept Monsanto RoundUp Ready 2Xtend soybeans.  They have now been approved for import by the EU.
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