The ALCIVIA IT team will be migrating all ALCIVIA staff to new ALCIVIA.com email addresses starting the evening of Friday, December 3rd through the early morning hours of Monday the 6th. During this time there will be sporadic email outages, but we expect that all emails sent to ALCIVIA will be received. All legacy Countryside and Landmark email accounts (@countrysidecoop.com and @landmark.coop) will forward to our users’ new ALCIVIA.com email addresses. We look forward to this migration as a continued step in unifying our team communications under ALCIVIA, and we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding of any brief outages experienced during this process.


Risk management means many different things in production agribusiness. Dean Danielson, Vice President of Risk Management, explains that ALCIVIA will be putting increased emphasis on risk management within their facilities involving staff, as they transition into 2022.

Business card contact info for grain marketing specialist Melisa Schmidt

Happy Thanksgiving! We at ALCIVIA are thankful for all our customers! Harvest is wrapping up with corn and beans both coming in at 95%. The fireworks continue in wheat while corn and beans keep a tight trading range. A reminder that markets take a break Thursday and Friday are only open 8:30 am to 12:05 pm. Make sure to have offers in and working, we have seen crazy trading in the past.

Soybean planting in Brazil is 86% planted, ahead of last year at 81%. Corn planting there is at 91%, same as last year. Ukraine’s corn production increased to a record 40.0 million metric tons from 37.1 with harvest only completed at 80%. Russia exports have dropped 23% over last year at this same time. Australia is seeing heavy rains and effecting the wheat quality there.

While you finish up fall field work and putting equipment away, don’t forget to figure your cost of production for next year. This next year you need to make offers and have a plan with all the volatility in the market. It is never too early to make a marketing plan for bin grain or next fall. Please reach out to Grain Marketing Specialist to set a meeting up very soon.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

In this week’s ALCIVIA Co-op Talk, Lee Parker, VP of Energy & Retail, talks all about propane supplies going into the winter.

COTTAGE GROVE, WI – ALCIVIA is excited to announce the purchase of Bauer LP Gas and Appliance based in Durand, WI. The Bauer family has been in the propane business since 1953. In more recent years, they’ve expanded into LP delivery, HVAC installation and service, and appliance sales and service. Brothers Dan and Charlie Bauer have been involved in making the business successful. Bauer’s service area covers approximately 40 miles around Durand, including Buffalo, Dunn, Pierce and Pepin counties.

ALCIVIA is looking forward to the opportunity to continue to provide a full range of energy products and great service, including combining our HVAC efforts and supporting the appliance sales and service that Bauer customers are accustomed to. 

“ALCIVIA is a well-known, local company and I am confident that they will provide the excellent services that our customers have come to expect,” said Dan Bauer, on behalf of the Bauer family. “After more than 50 years in this business, I am looking forward to retirement. My family would like to thank our valued customers for their loyalty and patronage all these years, and hope that you continue your service with ALCIVIA for years to come.”

Both Bauer and ALCIVIA have similar approaches to the energy and sales businesses. Both companies care about the customers, the services they receive, and the quality of products that are delivered. ALCIVIA is grateful that the Bauer family chose ALCIVIA as their partner for their business transition.

“On behalf of ALCIVIA, I’d like to congratulate the Bauer family on their success running the family business. The energy team at ALCIVIA is eager to serve Bauer customers and welcome them to ALCIVIA,” commented Lee Parker, ALCIVIA Vice President of Energy and Retail.  “The certified energy professionals at ALCIVIA are committed to delivering outstanding products, customer service, and technical support to your home, farm, or business.”

“Our purchase of Bauer LP Gas and Appliance allows us to continue our strategic growth and investment in the communities we serve,” said Jim Dell, ALCIVIA CEO and President.  “We are excited to serve our new customers and welcome the team at Bauer to ALCIVIA.”

ALCIVIA is a member-owned cooperative powered by engaged employees and passionate about each customer’s success.  The cooperative’s mission is to advance customers through innovative and responsible solutions, with a vision of customer success powered by engaged employees.

ALCIVIA is a leading, member-owned agricultural and energy cooperative driven by our passion for excellence and a future without boundaries. Located in Wisconsin and serving farm, business and retail customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa, our engaged employees provide innovative, responsible solutions to help drive the immediate and long-term success of our customers, including competitive operating loans and input financing, as well as best-in-class products and services for the agronomy, animal nutrition, energy, and grain needs of our customers.


Join Billy Streich from the field this week as he discusses crop residue and how it can affect your 2022 emergence.

As always, make sure to contact your local agronomist with any questions you may have. Stay safe!

Business card contact info for grain marketing specialist Jes Lantz

By no means are we finished with harvest, but we have reached the home stretch as we look to be about 90% finished around the U.S. Most people have concluded their bean harvest and are winding down with their corn harvest. Over the weekend we have experienced a few delays with some rain and snow… Yes, you heard me right, snow.

Since the WASDE report came out on November 9th we have seen both corn and beans rally; Corn is up $0.25, and beans are up $0.70. For the most part, people were fairly bearish going into the report, but with the USDA pushing bean yields from 51.5 to 51.2 and decreasing U.S. exports, we actually saw an increase in ending stocks. If you have beans in the bin, don’t be afraid to start letting them go as there seems to be more downside risk than upside. On the other hand, the corn market stayed fairly neutral, but we did see a slight increase in our yields, bumping the national average to 177 bu/acre. However, we did see ending stocks decline by about 7 million with a large volume of that being the increase of corn use in ethanol. With all this being said, it’s a good time to start thinking about forward contracting for 2022.

As we continue to navigate through all the different reports thrown our way and the high input prices, I advise you to start thinking about next year and your profit per acre. If you have any questions, make sure to reach out to your Grain Marketing Specialist to help ensure you’re managing your own risk.

Have a great day!
Jens Lantz

Seed plot results are coming in! Check out this week’s plot spotlights, located in:

Union Grove, WI
Waterford, WI
Albany, WI
Stoughton, WI
Fort Atkinson, WI
Brandon, WI
Randolph, WI
Stay tuned for more plot results coming soon!

Contact your local agronomist to discuss seed solutions for the 2022 crop year. Stay safe!

Check out the latest ALCIVIA cooperative news to stay informed on all the happenings throughout the cooperative.

ALCIVIA Advisor – November 2021

Join the Midwest Farm Report program called ALCIVIA Co-op Talk with Pam Jahnke and Bob Bosold. This episode of Co-op Talk discusses ingredient contracting options for feed needs from the VP of Animal Nutrition, Aric Dieter.