Since the 1990s, the positive impact of biotechnology on agriculture, and especially corn production, has allowed growers to dramatically reduce input costs, labor, and time in the field. Andrew Usher

While Round-Up Ready® (RR) crops have dominated in recent years, conventional crops are still fairly popular due to their "lower prices and decent yields," said Kevin Johnson, Federated agronomist at

Federated Co-ops' Discovery Plot system provides local (east-central MN and western WI) data that compares the hybrids from six major seed suppliers: DeKalb®, Croplan®, Renk®, Legend®, NK®, and Mycoge

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