Junior's Letters

October 2020

October 2020

Most owners heading into the holidays wouldn’t dare “hit the road” to go help someone else’s business get off the ground.  But when you are a Musser, it’s in your DNA. 

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September 2020

September 2020

“It’s the Midwest, and at Milton Creamery a handshake is much more valuable than a contract,” I told the farmer whose bulk milk tank we recalibrated last week.  Technically, we owed him money for the past two years due to inaccurate milk measurements which was a surprise to both of us.  With that being said, we are happy to cut him a check to make everything right.  If you’re not sure what calibrating a milk tank involves, here’s the gist.  Milk is stored on dairy farms in large round tanks.  We use a measuring stick that is inserted into the...

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August 2020

August 2020

How’s the weather?  For most this is just a starter to a conversation, but for farmers this is a deeper question.  If you’re a farmer, you want dry and sunny but not always…and you also want wet and rainy but not constantly either.  We just want to get it right when it comes to weather. This year was good with well-timed rain, and we’ve been abundantly blessed.  With a balance of rain and sun, we’ve seeing bumper crops, which translates to a yield above and beyond the average.  Overall our farmers who grow corn, beans and alfalfa have had a...

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July 2020

July 2020

This time of year, in Southeast Iowa, the Prairie Rose has bloomed, and the sweet corn is almost ready.  It’s hot, humid and the weather tends to affect all parts of our business.

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