Selecting the right hybrid is one of the most important management decisions growers make. "Attaining yield goals comes down to putting the right seed in the right acre," said Patrick Kopesky, Federat

With commodity prices being what they are, cost cutting is at the top of the list for 2018. "The best way to cut costs is to purchase crop inputs soon to take advantage of early-purchase discounts," s

Harvest results from Federated's nine soybean Discovery Plots are charted in the links below. Click on the plot name below to see the complete harvest report.

Wilhelm Plot

Steffen Plot 

Nelson Plot

Federated's soybean plots - both Discovery Plots and others - are being harvested now and full results will be published in early November. Kevin Carlson, Federated's senior agronomist, recently walke

Federated is proud to share the success of Osceola, WI, farmers Donald and Nancy Hasselquist, who this month took home the grand prize for alfalfa production in a contest sponsored by Winfield United,

"It seems like it gets earlier every year," said Craig Loen, Federated agronomist at the Osceola location, and "once again it is time for ordering seed," he said.

Knowing what to plant isn't as easy

Kevin Carlson, Federated's senior agronomist, offered this reminder: "As fields are harvested, give us a call to take soil samples. It's quick and easy once the crops are off. This important crop mana

Post-harvest lime applications are the best, according to Tim Stelter, Federated agronomist at the Osceola location. "As soon as you get the crop off, before you till it, apply lime," he said, adding

Whether it's for weed control or to prepare a field for a different crop next season, fall burndown programs will help lighten the workload when spring rolls in.

Fall burndown also can provide better