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MDA Announces New Restrictions on Use of Dicamba Herbicide

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) today announced new restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba in Minnesota for the 2018 growing season. Dicamba is primarily used for controlling post-emergence broadleaf weeds.

The Old Man is Coming

By Mark Thorston, Canby Shop Manager We’ve just seen a few flakes, but you know the big one is coming. Come and check out our snow blower lineup before those


When It Comes to Inputs, Precision Pays

By Alex Schubert, Agronomy Sales Do you want to put your fertilizer where the soil needs it—or would you prefer to over-fertilize less productive areas while shorting acres that could


Be Warmed and Filled

By Missy Hanson and Sam Pauley, C-Store Managers Soup is back in Canby! We’re moving into the winter months, and soup is a great way to warm up while you


Small Steps Down the Right Path

By Pete Schmitz, General Manager With another fiscal year in the books, our results indicate your cooperative is headed in a positive direction. Here are the numbers:


Using Technology to Keep It Personal

By Pete Schmitz, General Manager As I’ve said before, technology is rapidly changing the way you farm and the way we do business. Agriculture runs on information now, and how


Is it Time to Overhaul Your Oil?

By Adam Steffes, Energy Manager We’re with you when it comes to reducing maintenance costs. That’s why we carry Cenex® premium lubricants, uniquely formulated to withstand the intense challenges of


Planting for Peak Performance

By Cody Husby, Sales Agronomist To plant or not to plant corn—that can be a very difficult decision to make, especially when you’re anxious to get into the field. Here


Be Sure About Your Beans

By Alex Schubert, Agronomist Liberty®, Roundup®, dicamba or conventional beans—which one is in which field? When you and your FCA agronomist are out scouting for those tough-to-control weeds this year, you’ll


Cooperatives Were Built for Tough Times

By Pete Schmitz, General Manager History is a great teacher. Cooperatives were formed in the face of persistently low commodity prices to give farmers more power in negotiating a fair


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