December 13, 2016
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Crop Input Loans & Federated: 
Teaming Up to Help Growers
It's nearly mid-December, and it's time to decide on crop input loans. Keith Steiner, Federated's business relationship specialist, pointed out that loans through CFA, the agriculture financing co-op with which Federated partners, keeps the process close to home.
When working with CFA, as opposed to a bank or other lending company, said Steiner, "the growers are working with me, a Federated Co-ops employee." There is no third party involved.  Steiner knows Federated's customers and can make the loan process easier. "I process all their loan payments and I can customize how they want their loan used," he said. Plus, everything is done in one place.
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Federated has teamed up with CFA (based in Kansas City, MO) to offer very attractive interest rates on crop input loans for the 2017 growing season. Avoid hassles, save time and money with these benefits of a CFA loan.
  • Experience a very easy application process with loan approvals in 1-2 days.
  • Use the loan for seed, fertilizer, crop protection, and fuel purchases made through Federated Co-ops.
  • Purchase all your seed varieties and brands on one loan.
  • Take advantage of early purchase discounts on seed, fertilizer, crop protection, and fuel.
  • Purchase 2017 crop inputs at a low interest rate with a loan repayment due date of February 2018.
  • Save time with the convenience of a one-stop source - Federated Co-ops, Inc. - for all your input needs. 
A CFA crop input loan is part of a comprehensive agronomic relationship with Federated that complements a growers' entire operation. "You work with a Federated Co-ops employee on your loan," said Steiner, and Federated works with you in season and out.
It's time to start thinking about 2017 financing. Get plans in place early this winter. Be ready for spring. Contact Steiner with any crop input loan questions, and discuss your crop input needs with your Federated Agronomist.
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A Great Year, Thanks to Great Customers and
Hardworking Employees
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Another great year as far as yields go! Once again, our growers reported exceptional yields, and while the crop prices are never what we hope for, the extra yield definitely helps close the gap when it comes to profit per acre. 
I would like to additionally thank all of our customers who took advantage of our Switch to Fall promotion. Because of the ongoing support of our growers, we were able to reward them with some exceptional pricing. Thanks to all of you for making it a huge success!  We believe this will help take some of the pressure off [Federated] and our customers next spring. Growers will not have to wait to get out and hit the field. When the conditions are right, growers can plant.
We understand that you, our customers, have choices when it comes to purchasing inputs for your operation and we appreciate the trust you give us. We hope the services we provide are of great value; we strive to live up to our customers' expectations. If you ever feel we are not delivering the service you need, I hope you will contact your nearest Federated location, or me  ( Mike Meelberg) directly. We always want to deliver the highest level of service. We are deeply committed to providing the best customer service and products available.  
Everyone at Federated Co-ops thanks you for your continued patronage and we hope to keep you as valued customers for years to come.
I would also take this time to thank our employees for the job they do throughout the year, and especially for the extra effort they put in this fall to make our promotion a success. Employees across the entire company truly make a difference for our customers. Thank you for all that you do, and we hope to continue to build strong relationships with our customers well into the future.
To all of our customers and employees:

Have a Safe and Happy 
Holiday Season!
Mike Meelberg
Operations Manager
Federated Co-ops, Inc.
Federated Co-ops | 763-389-2582 | |
502 S 2nd St
Princeton, MN 55371-1941