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Rushford agronomy facility upgraded to better serve farmers


By David Bau

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Features

April 10, 2015 — Work on Farmers Co-op Elevator’s Rushford agronomy facility upgrade is nearing completion. The new receiving and blending system will substantially increase capacity and speed up receiving, blending, and shipping this spring. Speed and accuracy are important for farmers all year, but especially during planting and harvest. During spring planting there is a limited window of time to get fertilizer and seed in. Rain, cold and equipment breakdowns can significantly shorten that window. Late planting can result in reduced yield, which means reduced profits. Any edge a farmer can get on speeding up the process helps. That’s why the FCE board of directors decided to upgrade the Rushford agronomy facility.

Features of the Rushford agronomy facility upgrade include:

• Two 30-ton over load out bins (pictured) replace the old bin.

• A ten-ton vertical blending bin for backup blending and specialty blends.

• A new declining weight blender will run up to four tons per minute; the old tower could only accommodate one ton per minute.

• The receiving system speed has increased from 40 tons per hour to 120 tons per hour.

• An automated blender system will improve speed and accuracy. The main control box and system operator’s station are next to the agronomy office and can be operated by one person.

Farmers Co-op’s management and board gives special thanks to the FCE agronomy team for all the extra work they did to help with this project. Contractors involved in the remodel are: Meyerhofer Steel & Construction - metal work, Norman’s Electric Service - electrical and automation, Rick Olson Construction - building, R&R Construction - cement work, Modern Concrete - concrete work, and Layco by Yargus - blending system.

FCE is also addressing major changes to the FCE Spring Grove agronomy facility. head



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Rushford authorizes bond sale, contract with Chamber; looks to Highway 43 completion

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Features

The city of Rushford has approved a bond purchase agreement in relation to a bond refinancing effort discussed in depth last February. The opportunity to refinance a 2009 General Obligation Improvement Bond, purchased for downtown street reconstruct ..... 
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RINtek annual meeting

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Features

The annual meeting of the Rushford Institute for Nanotechnology (RINTek) will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 starting at 11 a.m. in Stumpy’s basement meeting room. All interested parties are invited to attend and learn about the goals and o ..... 
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Local veteran takes historic tour

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

For Rushford’s Mike Hammell, a recent veteran’s tour provided both the trip of a lifetime and cause for further reflection. “This is something I’ve wanted to do,” he notes. “It was my first time back since 1969.” Having served with t ..... 
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Rushford Days 2014 packed full of fun

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

The City of Rushford, Minn. was blessed with perfect weather for Rushford Days 2014 which was held July 14-20. The sunshine and warm temperatures brought a large crowd who did not let road construction in town stop them from enjoying the celebration ..... 
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Jessie Street Java fills your cup and a calling

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

Stepping into Jessie Street Java in Rushford, Minn., it’s hard to pinpoint what comes over you first; the tantalizing smells, the enticing rural chic atmosphere, or the comfortable feeling that you’re home. Both eclectic and colorful, with a mode ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley triathlon event gains momentum

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

The excitement surrounding Rushford Peterson Valley Tri-City Challenge and Conquer the Bluff is building. A project put forth by the Foundation for Rushford-Peterson Schools, the event is designed to bring awareness to the community and to raise fund ..... 
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Local communities rally around girl

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

Alysta King is, by essence, a joy to be around. The Rushford 10-year old and 4th-grader at Houston Elementary is known for her big smile and bubbly attitude, so it’s no wonder that she’s often surrounded by family and friends. “She has been an ..... 
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Turned Write Handcrafted Art turns new opportunity

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

By Kirsten Zoellner More often than not, many dream of casting off their professional lot in life in favor of their true passion. How great would it be to spend your days enjoying your favorite hobby as your career? If you’re fortunate enough to ..... 
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