Federated offers very attractive prepay discounts on seed, and the sooner seed is locked in for 2020, the more money is saved.

Tight supply on new seed genetics for 2020 makes pre-buy an even better

It’s not as easy as it used to be, when the only choice was between Roundup Ready® or conventional seed. Nowadays, seed is far more complex; soybeans are especially so.

Corn seed basically comes down

Staying safe on the farm is no small feat, but careful attention to basic guidelines can make the difference between life and death. Tom Rausch, Federated’s safety director, pointed out two areas of g

When the crops are off and the weeds are still growing, it’s time for burndown herbicides.

Time and timing are important,” said Tim Stelter, Federated agronomist at the Osceola location. Federated’s

Fall is a great time to get lime applied, according to Ryan Peterson, Federated agronomy sales rep at the Osceola location. And here’s why:

Proper soil pH is just as important as crop nutrients, thou

Maximize fall fertilizer applications (see related article) by applying Gypsum with the phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). “Gypsum is a slow-release sulfur source for corn, but it is also great for leg

Variable Rate Technology (VRT) can be used for a variety of purposes to make automated applications of ag lime, fertilizer, seed, and chemicals as well. Federated growers most widely use VRT for ag li

Aside from the time it saves in the spring, fertilizer application is easier in the fall when it’s being applied on bean stubble or atop other unworked soils. Fall fertilizer applications guard agains

As 2019 crops slowly reach maturity and harvest comes into view, Federated’s propane team has made the necessary preparations for the crop drying season.

“With crops behind schedule throughout the Mi