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shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com October 2, 2018 • Page 13 PUC Reminds Grain Buyers And Warehouses Of State Laws And Rules Heading Into Harvest Time PIERRE, S.D. – As harvest season gets underway, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission reminds grain producers, grain buyers and grain warehouses to protect their investment by understanding state laws and rules regarding the purchase and storage of grain. The PUC looks out for the financial welfare of the grain industry through licensing and inspection of grain buyers and grain warehouses. The agency monitors licensed facilities to ensure they are operating within the requirements of state law and administrative rule and that they are meeting their obligations to grain producers. PUC Chairperson Kristie Fiegen emphasized that producers who choose to delay payment of their delivered grain should fully understand the details of the arrangement. “When a voluntary credit sale is used, grain producers need to be aware that the title of the grain changes from the producer to the buyer. Consequently, that sale is not protected by the grain buyer’s bond or other form of insurance,” Fiegen said. Voluntary credit sales are commonly referred to as deferred payment, delayed price or price later contracts. The PUC encourages those in the grain industry to be aware of these key points: • Licensed grain buyers and grain warehouses are subject to bonding requirements. • Cash sale grain is protected by the grain buyer or grain warehouse’s bond. Grain subject to a price later arrangement is not. • All contracts between a grain producer and grain buyer or grain warehouse must be signed by both parties. • South Dakota administrative rules outline requirements for temporary and emergency grain storage, including specifications for storage units. • South Dakota law requires grain buyers and grain warehouses South Dakota Receives Additional Grant Funding To Continue Opioid Prevention And Treatment Services PIERRE S.D. – The Department of Social Services (DSS), Division of Behavioral Health will receive just over $4 million for two years totaling over $8 million in federal funding to help combat opioid use in South Dakota through the State Opioid Response grant. “We know people can recover with effective treatment,” said state Department of Social Services Secretary Lynne Valenti. “This money will help us build capacity for opioid treatment services in our state.” DSS partnered with the Department of Health and the Opioid Abuse Advisory Committee to develop a strategic plan to strengthen South Dakota’s capacity to prevent misuse and abuse of opioids and guide grant efforts. The primary areas of the plan are prevention and early identification along with treatment and recovery. South Dakota’s State Opioid Response grant will expand upon infrastructure and capacity built through the previous grant to support increased access to medication-assisted treatment, life-saving naloxone distribution, telehealth access to care and workforce development and training. “The primary areas of focus with the second round of funding will be prevention, intervention and access to treatment along with the development of peer supports,” said Secretary Valenti. An estimated 28,500 individuals are projected to be served by the project through training, the provision of treatment and/or peer recovery support services, and/or through connection/ referral to community-based resources and providers. For more information about behavioral health services, please contact DSS Division of Behavioral Health at 605-773-3123, or online at dss. sd.gov/behavioralhealth/ Inspectors review items such as daily position reports, settlement sheets and warehouse receipts. Grain storage reports are submitted to the PUC monthly and balance sheets are provided quarterly. Review of these documents helps the PUC ensure facilities have the level of bond coverage required by state statute and are operating within all other requirements of state law. “The PUC’s inspection process is purposely robust in order to protect grain producers,” commented PUC Commissioner Chris Nelson. “The public utilities commissioners and the staff of the grain warehouse program take our role in protecting grain payments seriously, during harvest season and throughout the year,” he said. For additional information about the PUC’s role and responsibilities within the grain industry, including links to state statutes and rules, visit the PUC’s website at www.puc. sd.gov/warehouse. We Are Open For Business As Usual At harvest time and after, we are here to serve the feed and grain needs of our friends and neighbors. At Upper Midwest Grain Elevators, your grain and payments are GUARANTEEED. Come see us at Tabor, Utica, Irene and Mecking. Check out some of our storage and grain programs for 2018-2019 •Free storage until January 1, 2019 •Priced later, deferred payments, or cash grain settlements •Grain bank for livestock feed Want your business to be seen? Get your display ad here! Call 605-665-5884 Or Drop By At 319 Walnut St. MV Shopper MV Shopper to notify the PUC if they fall out of compliance with any financial licensing requirement. • Grain producers who are not being paid in a timely manner or have other concerns should report the problem to the PUC by calling 1-800-332-1782 or sending an email to PUC@state.sd.us. “Producers should ensure that the grain buyer and grain warehouse facility they are doing business with has been licensed by the PUC,” recommended Commissioner Gary Hanson, PUC vice chairman. The PUC issued 327 licenses in 2018 to state-licensed facilities, federally-licensed facilities, non-storage facilities-based grain buyers, processors, truckers and brokers. A current list of licensed facilities can be accessed on the PUC’s website at www.puc.sd.gov/ warehouse. PUC staff conduct regular on-site inspections of licensed facilities to analyze the financial condition of grain warehouses and grain buyers. 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