Quality is key in our products. In order to guarantee quality we have set up a few guidelines that apply to all grains.

All Grain is traded (bought, sold and stored) at 15% moisture. Any grain received with a moisture higher than 15% is dried to the target moisture by means of air, heat or both. 

Commodities exceeding 20 ppm Aflatoxin are subject to rejection. 

Commodities exceeding 0.5 ppm Vomitoxin (DOM) are subject to rejection.

Arriving grain is expected to be cool and in sound merchantable condition. Heat, odors and appearance are taken into account when accepting or rejecting a load of grain. Mold, Mycotoxin, insect infested, weed seed infested, blended grain and unknown foreign substance contaminated commodities as described by Farmers Cooperative Association, Inc. destination inspection are subject to rejection. 

Corn   Traded (bought, & sold) at 56 lb. test weight and 0% FM.

                                No Deduction                    Deduction/Discount

Foreign matter: If less than 1%.                  Over 1% FM, discount will be equal to contamination.  Foreign matter over 3% may be subject to refusal.

Moisture:            15.49 or below.                 15.5% moisture is deducted at 2.25%, and 0.45% for every 0.1% thereafter.  Grain higher than 21% moisture may be subject to refusal.

Test Weight:      54+ lbs. TW.                        1% per 1 lb. below 54 lbs.  (We reserve the right to refuse or negotiate corn under 47 lbs./bu.)

 

Barley   Traded (bought & sold) at 48 lb. test weight and 0% FM.

 

                                No Deduction                    Deduction/Discount

Foreign matter: If less than 1%.                  Over 1% FM, discount will be equal to contamination.  Foreign matter over 3% may be subject to refusal.

Moisture:            15.09 or below.                 15.1% moisture is deducted at 2.0%, and 2.0% for every 1% thereafter.  Grain higher than 18% moisture may be subject to negotiation or refusal.

Test Weight:      44.1+ lbs. TW.                    2% per 1 lb. below 44 lbs.  (We reserve the right to refuse or negotiate corn under 40 lbs./bu.

 

Oats                  Due to issues with growing consistent, heavy weight oats in this area – FCA does not trade local oats.

Wheat                  FCA does not trade wheat.

Soybeans            FCA does not trade Soybeans.  If you are interested in storing beans to use in your herd as roasted soybeans, we have a program in place to do that.  Contact us for more information.