Farmers Co-Op Association

1204 Saint Olaf Ave N
PO Box 149
Canby, MN 56220
507-223-7241
301 East 1st Street
PO Box 128
Minneota, MN 56264
507-872-6182

Agronomy

Time to Think About 2019

By Randy Lopau, Certified Crop Advisor As you’re harvesting your crops, we’re taking out our test plots and analyzing the data. We’ll have a hard copy of the results in

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What Comes Out Must Go In

By Josh Peterson, Agronomy Manager Once again, I’ve been surprised—for the most part—by the yields we’re seeing this year. It seems this year will continue the above-normal yield trends we’ve

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Rain Makes Corn…and Grass

By Mark Thorston, Canby Shop Manager With all the rain, the grass has been growing like, well, grass. As a result, we’re selling a lot of new mowers and we’re

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Making Soybeans Slicker

By Alex Schubert, Agronomy Sales Attendance was good at our March grower meeting, and I want to thank everyone who turned out. The topics covered were relevant to what we’re

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New Tank Program at FCA

By Brad Stoddard, Agronomy Operations Manager FCA is implementing a tank deposit program this year on all outgoing chemical tanks and pumps. Our

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Pushing for Profitable Bushels

With spring rumored to be on its way, our agronomy department is ready to swing into action.


Farmers Show Environmental Concern

By Pete Schmitz, General Manager Environmental stewardship continues to be a hot topic of discussion, and for good reason. We can all agree that protecting our land and water is

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Are You Choosing Seed for the Right Reasons?

By Brian Rangaard, Agronomy Sales Every year, I hear some of the same comments when producers talk about their seed choices. “My neighbor planted it, and he had really good

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Navigating the Tankmix Playground

By Josh Peterson, Agronomy Manager For several years now, weed scientists have stressed the importance of utilizing different modes of action when choosing our crop protection products. This is good

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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.


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