But that’s not what I meant! “Have you ever found yourself saying that?” asked Craig Gustafson, Federated’s director of agronomy operations, admitting he’s done just that. It’s easy to mix things up.

“It used to be simple to pick soybean varieties,” said Craig Loen, Federated agronomist at the Osceola location. “Today we need to be knowledgeable of all the technologies available in the marketplace

Nutrient management begins now, according to Matt Kurtz, manager at Federated’s Rush City location. “Pre-buying secures input costs [by locking in prices], and ordering now will secure the tons needed

The one word to describe 2019 for me is “Wow.” What a crazy year it has been. I know many of our patrons are ready to get on with the next decade. As I type that sentence, “Wow” comes to mind again. W

In a year that broke records for precipitation (11 inches above normal at 41.5 inches, as of Dec. 10), it can be difficult to find the silver lining in all the clouds, but Kevin Carlson, Federated’s a

The ground is covered with snow, the river waters are high, the barges have stopped, harvest is barely done, and fall fertilizer plans came to a standstill. Now what?

Look back at the past 12+ months

Notorious is the best word for palmer amaranth. Once it lands in a field, growers are in for a long, hard fight to rid fields of the resistant weed. Unfortunately, this weed that has plagued farmers t

Federated’s Discovery Plots yield invaluable information for Federated growers because they provide local data in real time. Plot harvest concluded in the past two weeks and results have been compiled

It’s good “to have the thinking done ahead of time,” said Brad Hipsag, Federated ag sales rep at the Ogilvie location. Thinking things through is the biggest part of planning and good crop management.