Federated’s annual Discovery Plot Days begin next Friday, Aug. 23, in Isanti and continue the following week across Federated’s service area. This year’s Plot Days include two evening options as well

This past year’s harsh winter damaged or killed many alfalfa fields in Federated’s service areas and now it’s time to get a new crop growing. This is the week for fall alfalfa and hay seeding.


“Fall harvest is right around the corner and that time of year usually brings the best time to look at financing for next year's crop,” said Keith Steiner, Federated’s business relationship specialist

“It’s been a long year already,” said John Swanson, Federated agronomist at the Ogilvie location, but “remember to continue scouting for insects such as aphids and spider mites.”

Overall across Feder

Federated’s winter implementation of Proagrica, a new precision ag software package, translates into improved technologies at the most basic level – in the field. Along with the desktop software, Proa

Between heavy winter kill and a cold, wet spring, the alfalfa crops in Federated’s service areas have had a tough time of it this year. Maximizing yield takes center stage as the season’s first crop i

“Don’t overlook insect populations this summer,” said Craig Peterson, Federated Agronomist at the Ogilvie location. As growers start scouting fields, it’s time to watch for both increasing and decreas

It may not feel like it should be here yet, but the longest day of the year is fast approaching (June 21) and the coinciding short night triggers indeterminate soybeans to flower.

Why does that matte

 “Tissue sampling is a snapshot in time on how your crops are performing,” said Mike Slater, Federated ag sales rep at the Isanti location. “They can tell you how well your crop is doing, or what the