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    CFS Swine Feed Sales Team Recognized at Purina Summit
    CFS Swine Feed Sales Team Recognized at Purina Summit
    Apr 12, 2019 |
    Congratulations to Brad Kluver, David Faber, and Ed Hubly who were awarded the Purina Summit Club Sales Leadership Award at a Purina event held in Nashville last week.
    Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Mike Hohrman, Kenyon Agronomy
    Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Mike Hohrman, Kenyon Agronomy
    Mar 26, 2019 |
    For the month of February, please join me in congratulating Mike Hohrman of Kenyon Agronomy for being selected for our cream of the crop award!    
    Contact Sue to Order your Chicks Today!
    Contact Sue to Order your Chicks Today!
    Mar 21, 2019 |
    We are currently taking orders for baby chicks at our Truman location, contact Sue Bay to place your orders.
    Central Advantage launches Precision Equipment Program
    Central Advantage launches Precision Equipment Program
    Mar 08, 2019 |
    Looking for Precision Ag Equipment? Our Central Advantage GS team has a program that offers free or reduced financing. Contact us to learn more.   
    Congratulations to the Cream of the Crop Award Winner
    Congratulations to the Cream of the Crop Award Winner
    Mar 06, 2019 |
    We are excited to share with you the recipient of the January 2019 “Cream of the Crop” award at CFS!
    TOP 3 FACTORS FOR NITROGEN MANAGEMENT
    TOP 3 FACTORS FOR NITROGEN MANAGEMENT
    Mar 05, 2019 |
    Nitrogen management is a complex issue because many different factors affect the overall nitrogen availability to crops.  Below are the top 3 factors you need to know for nitrogen management as you prepare for 2019.  
    Central Farm Service Uses ADAPT to Streamline Processes in Agronomy and Operations
    Central Farm Service Uses ADAPT to Streamline Processes in Agronomy and Operations
    Feb 15, 2019 |
    CFS wanted to streamline its workflow process to improve efficiency – specifically, the ease and speed at which it could access accurate information. It’s common for agribusinesses to work with several different data platforms in various aspects of their business...
    Required Dicamba Meeting
    Required Dicamba Meeting
    Jan 21, 2019 |
    Late in 2018 the Dicamba containing products XtendiMax by Monsanto; Engenia by BASF; and FeXapan by DuPont labels were extended until December 20, 2020. This label extensions requires that all applicators applying these products attend a required Dicamba Application Training...
    CFS TISSUE SAMPLE TRENDS
    CFS TISSUE SAMPLE TRENDS
    Jan 18, 2019 |
    Tissue samples are a great way to monitor Micro and Macronutrient status within a plant.  Monitoring tissue samples throughout the growing season can allow insight into which nutrients are deficient, giving the opportunity to build plans and adjust inputs, helping a plant...
    How to Help Corn Get Off to a Fast Start
    How to Help Corn Get Off to a Fast Start
    Jan 18, 2019 |
    Plant growth regulators can be applied throughout the growing season. To promote vigorous root growth and early emergence apply as a seed treatment or in-furrow at planting.
    Planning and Upcoming Dicamba Meetings
    Planning and Upcoming Dicamba Meetings
    Jan 16, 2019 |
    As our temperatures have cooled down and are predicted to get cooler for the next few days, we are still gaining sunlight every day.
    Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops
    Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops
    Jan 16, 2019 |
    Options and Schedules for private pesticide applicators re-certification.
    CFS Trial Shows Outstanding Results!
    CFS Trial Shows Outstanding Results!
    Dec 02, 2018 |
    Seed Treatments show positive results in 2018 trials.  Click here to learn more...
    Impacts from Soybean Diseases
    Impacts from Soybean Diseases
    Dec 02, 2018 |
    Over the years, Brian Weller has seen diseases such as Phytophthora, Pythium, Rhizoctonia, and Fusarium have devastating effects on soybeans.  Click here to learn more...
    Protect your Investment with Seed Treatments
    Protect your Investment with Seed Treatments
    Nov 25, 2018 |
    Using a seed treatment is a way to protect your it from the weather, insects, nematodes, and disease.  It's important to know your pests. Are you trying to protect your crop from disease, insects, nematodes, or all three? Diseases can thrive in a variety of weather...
    Response to Fungicide
    Response to Fungicide
    Oct 17, 2018 |
    Disease was prevalent in CFS geography in 2018.  As we go into 2019 knowing where and when a fungicide will have a positive return can be the difference between making money and losing money.
    Response to Nitrogen
    Response to Nitrogen
    Oct 17, 2018 |
    For the last seven years, WinField United has measured RTN scores of various hybrids through the Answer Plot® testing program. A high RTN score indicates the hybrid has an increased chance of a return on investment from applying additional nitrogen or managing nitrogen for...
    Response to Population
    Response to Population
    Oct 17, 2018 |
    When choosing a seed variety for your field, how do you determine if it is the right product for that acre? Are you looking at past yield alone?
    CFS Names Merlyn Kruger President and Chief Executive Officer
    CFS Names Merlyn Kruger President and Chief Executive Officer
    Sep 26, 2018 |
    CFS is pleased to announce that its board of directors has appointed Merlyn Kruger as President and Chief Executive Officer.
    2018 Central Farm Service Corn Yield Tour
    2018 Central Farm Service Corn Yield Tour
    Sep 24, 2018 |
    As we have done in the last few years, Central Farm Service has done a Pro Farmer/Farm Journal type of yield tour on corn fields in our area. When we first started doing this tour in 2012 we walked fields in mid to late August.
    Top Factors to Consider Going into Harvest
    Top Factors to Consider Going into Harvest
    Sep 24, 2018 |
    We had many challenges this year such as too much rain, plant diseases, field variability and more.  It’s important to note these factors as we finish 2018 and access how to improve in 2019.
    Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN debuts first-of-its-kind digital platform to support farmer-led stewardship
    Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN debuts first-of-its-kind digital platform to support farmer-led stewardship
    Sep 24, 2018 |
    Truterra™ Insights Engine will help farmers, food companies to quantify sustainability progress and ROI in real time
    9.1.18 Agronomy Update
    9.1.18 Agronomy Update
    Sep 19, 2018 |
    The temperatures during the week ranged from the upper 40°F’s for lows, to the low 80°F’s for highs. We did receive spotty rain showers during the week accompanied by hail in some areas.
    Corn Silage Quick Tips
    Corn Silage Quick Tips
    Sep 11, 2018 |
    This is the most important step in producing high-quality corn silage.  65% is the number that I use for optimal moisture when putting silage up in a silo, bag or bunker.  Typically this is between 1/2 and 3/4 milk line.  The best way to get an accurate whole plant moisture is...
    Agronomy Update - Emergence Concerns for Recently Planted Corn
    Agronomy Update - Emergence Concerns for Recently Planted Corn
    May 23, 2018 |
    While walking fields and plots, as well as discussions with a few growers, I am seeing more crusting and emergence issues. A couple common denominators

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    The Skinny on Pump Shear and Dicamba Drift
    The Skinny on Pump Shear and Dicamba Drift
    Mar 25, 2019 | Answer Plot
    The last two seasons have brought headlines of farmers who faced challenges when they applied a dicamba herbicide to their field — as well as to some who did not. More often than not, inadvertent dicamba drift was publicized to be the main culprit for damaged crops and...
    Put Seed in Its Rightful Place
    Put Seed in Its Rightful Place
    Mar 19, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Every seed in your planter is full of promise. But if you plant it in the wrong place or in the wrong soil type, that seed won’t reach its potential. And neither will your yield.   That’s a lesson the Johnson brothers (Neal, Daryl and Dale), Neal’s son...
    Tech Provides New Perspective on Alfalfa, Soybean Performance
    Tech Provides New Perspective on Alfalfa, Soybean Performance
    Mar 05, 2019 | Answer Tech
    You need to detect in-field problems in a timely manner so you can manage them before they negatively affect your bottom line. There are several technology tools that can help you quickly determine when and where action needs to be taken.   To help you keep tabs on the...