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    Congratulations to the July Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Courtney Gilliland
    Jul 09, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates.  This is when we proudly thank someone for their contributions to our co-op, our patrons and our teams – this award is for someone who truly is the “Cream of...
    2020.07.09 CFS Growing Insights
    Jul 09, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending July 5th, 2020 has corn conditions at 27% excellent (25% last week), 58% good (59%), 12% fair (13%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    CFS Feed Trailers Get A New Look
    Jul 07, 2020 |
    Today a couple of CFS feed trailers got a new look - they should hit the farms tomorrow.
    Congratulations to the June Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Kim Behrends
    Jul 07, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates.  This is when we proudly thank someone for their contributions to our co-op, our patrons and our teams – this award is for someone who truly is the “Cream of...
    Congratulations Olivia Johnson - 2020 CFS Coloring Contest Winner
    Jul 07, 2020 |
    2020 CFS Coloring Contest Winner
    Join Us in Welcoming Thomas Glidden - 2020 Energy Intern
    Jul 06, 2020 |
    My name is Tom Glidden, and I’m from Inver Grove Heights Minnesota.
    2020.07.06 Growing Insights
    Jul 06, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending June 28th, 2020 has corn conditions at 25% excellent (23% last week), 59% good (61%), 13% fair (13%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    Join Us in Welcoming Ryan Risius - 2020 Agronomy Intern
    Jun 30, 2020 |
    My name is Ryan Risius, I grew up outside of Austin, Minnesota
    CFS Futures First Contracts - Simple & Flexible
    Jun 30, 2020 |
    One of our most commonly used contracts because of its FLEXIBILITY and SIMPLICITY.  
    Progressive Hedge - Make Smart Buying Decisions & Cover Risk
    Jun 30, 2020 |
    Keeping up with the markets today has become increasingly difficult, let alone making the right decisions when it comes to buying and selling. 
    Measuring Greatness by the Animals We Feed
    Jun 29, 2020 |
    At Purina, we measure greatness by the animals we feed.  It’s what drives our research to maximize the potential of every animal, year in and year out.  Our Honor® Show products are formulated by nutritionists that work with show animals at every level.
    Join Us in Welcoming Joe Bushlack - 2020 Agronomy Intern
    Jun 25, 2020 |
    My name is Joseph Bushlack, and I'm from Matawan Minnesota. I graduated from United South Central High School, where I participated in sports, band, and FFA.
    2020.06.24 Growing Insights
    Jun 24, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending June 21st, 2020 has corn conditions at 26% excellent (23% last week), 59% good (61%), 13% fair (13%), and 2% poor/very poor (3%).
    CFS Participates in Walk Our Blocks Initiative
    Jun 24, 2020 |
    The Truman Historical Assoc. and the Truman Active Living Group have put together a project called "Walk Our Blocks."
    CFS - Futures First Contract
    Jun 23, 2020 |
    One of our most commonly used contracts because of its FLEXIBILITY and SIMPLICITY.  
    Join Us in Welcoming Mitchell Steuber - 2020 Agronomy Intern
    Jun 23, 2020 |
    My name is Mitchell Steuber. I grew up in Truman, MN.
    Join Us in Welcoming Lacey Nelson - 2020 CFS Agronomy Intern
    Jun 18, 2020 |
    My name is Lacey Nelson. I grew up on my family’s dairy farm near Ellendale, MN. In high school, I was involved in FFA and 4-H showing and judging dairy cattle.
    Congratulations to the April 2020 Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Jason Weller
    Jun 17, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates. 
    Congratulations May, 2020 Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Lauren Hislop
    Jun 17, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates. 
    Join us in welcoming Dean Frank, 2020 CFS Summer Agronomy Intern
    Jun 17, 2020 |
    Join us in welcoming Dean Frank, 2020 CFS Summer Agronomy Intern
    2020.06.11 - Growing Insights
    Jun 11, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending June 8th, 2020 has corn conditions at 23% excellent (22% last week), 60% good (61%), 15% fair (15%), and 2 % poor/very poor (2%). 
    2020 Summer Grease for Gift Cards
    Jun 08, 2020 |
    Get rewarded for your Cenex® grease purchases with Cenex Summer Grease for Gift Cards.
    Growing Insights - V5 fungicide
    Jun 05, 2020 |
    We started working with V5 fungicide on corn several years ago and what I have seen has made me a believer.
    Welcome Mattew Juberien, 2020 CFS Agronomy Intern
    Jun 05, 2020 |
    My name is Matthew Juberien. I graduated from Nicollet High School in 2018.
    In-Field Sensor Focus On Delivering Data, Not Decisions
    Jun 05, 2020 |
    Three year old startup EarthScout aims to serve all types of growers—from row crops to indoor operations. Their cellular connected in-field sensors can deliver data for observation or parameters can be set for alerts to in-field conditions. 
    Energy Update
    Jun 03, 2020 |
    The energy markets continue to zig-zag their way upward based on news of reopening the economy. The price of diesel has come up nearly $.30 in the last 30 plus days.
    Growing Insights
    Jun 03, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week June 1st, 2020 has corn conditions at 22% excellent, 61% good, 15% fair, and 2 % poor/very poor. Soybean conditions are at 19% excellent, 65% good, 15% fair, and 1% poor/very poor.
    2020 CFS Intern Lydia Studer
    Jun 03, 2020 |
    Join us in welcoming Lydia to our Feed team as a 2020 CFS Summer Intern
    2020 CFS Intern - Dani Helland
    Jun 02, 2020 |
    Please join us in welcoming Dani to our Agronomy team as a 2020 CFS Summer Intern
    #MyStewardshipStory: Franke Brothers Farm in Hayfield, MN
    Jun 01, 2020 |
    Franke Brothers Farm has always been about family and innovation, evolving with new ideas from every generation to continually boost yields and remain profitable through changing times.  
    2020 CFS Intern - Ashley Frederickson
    Jun 01, 2020 |
    Please join us in welcoming Ashley to our Agronomy Team as a 2020 CFS Summer Intern  
    CFS YOUTH AWARDS PROGRAM
    May 29, 2020 |
    Enroll by June 26,2020Each Child receives a Feed Storage Pail & Scoop* * with purchase $50 of CFS or Purina Show Feed. Limit 1 per child. Valid for children grades k-12+ one year.
    Basis History
    May 18, 2020 |
    Basis is calculated by subtracting the nearby futures price from the cash price. Basis captures the effects of local supply and demand, storage costs, as well as transportation costs
    Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
    May 13, 2020 |
    USDA to Host Webinar for Producers Interested in Applying for Direct Payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
    Reduce Protein Costs
    Apr 14, 2020 |
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    2020 - CFS Kids Coloring Contest
    Apr 07, 2020 |
    Central Farm Service is holding a Spring Coloring Contest for the kids in our trade area. Deadline is May 15th and the prizes include 3 childrens bikes. 
    Lift the Lid - Check the Gauge!
    Mar 31, 2020 |
    Please don't let your propane tanks run empty. Check your tanks and call 507-451-1230 to refill your tank at 25%. For your safety and ours!
    Farmers Thrive
    Mar 20, 2020 |
    Dear Central Farm Service Member - We would like to make you aware of Farmers Thrive, an ongoing support service available for Central Farm Service producer members who are eligible for the CFS/Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan.
    Cream of the Crop Award Winner - John Strohschein
    Mar 19, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates.  This is when we proudly thank someone for their contributions to our co-op, our patrons and our teams – this award is for someone who truly is the “Cream of...
    CFS - Committed to Our Customers and Employees
    Mar 19, 2020 |
    We are reaching out to you today to provide an update on the steps we are taking to keep our employees, customers, and families safe.    Perseverance is the story of agriculture.  Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Perseverance is not about what you...
    Nitrogen Stabilizers
    Mar 17, 2020 |
    Nitrogen exists in the soil in many forms and can change from one compound to another very quickly.  As a result of this nitrogen loss can be caused by various factors. Nitrogen loss in the soil typically results from leaching, denitrification, volatilization...
    Ascend® Pro and Ascend® SL
    Mar 17, 2020 |
    For those of you who are unfamiliar with what these products are, they are Plant Growth Regulators (PGR's). Many manufacturers offer these in different forms. Central Farm Service has been recommending the Ascend® products from Winfield United® for several years...
    Concerns on Generic Herbicides
    Mar 02, 2020 |
    “Why don’t you recommend a generic herbicide instead of the more expensive branded product?” My answer to this has always been that the generic will probably work but there are times it will not work as well or cause other issues.
    Are You Reaching Your Calf’s Full Potential?
    Feb 25, 2020 |
    In today’s dairy economy you can’t afford to leave any money on the table. Land O’ Lakes milk replacers and Purina feeds are here to help you make the most profitable calf for your operation.
    Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Paul Wallace
    Feb 13, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates.   
    What is the Domestic Production Activities Deduction (DPAD)?
    Feb 07, 2020 |
     The DPAD is an allowed deduction based on the W2 wages and qualified business income of our cooperative.  
    Grain Bin Safety - It may save a life
    Feb 04, 2020 |
    I follow lots of different social media platforms, and it seems like this week, there were multiple new stories each day, about quality, condition, and spoilage with this year’s crop.Sadly, there are also all too frequent stories about grain elevator workers and farmers...
    Maximizing Yield and Profit with Central Advantage
    Feb 04, 2020 |
    What do you think of when you want to maximize yields? Do you know exactly where you should invest your input dollar to make the most yield across your farm? It can be a daunting task and possibly one of the biggest risk factors in farming.
    The Winning Acre Club
    Feb 03, 2020 |
    In the same way that CFS does, our member-owners are always striving to learn and improve. For those that grow row crops, this typically means striving for extra bushels in the grain tank. In the spirit of learning, improving, and a splash of competition, CFS is rolling out...
    Purina Cow Calf Mineral Products
    Feb 03, 2020 |
     Wind and Rain® Storm® Mineral 7.5 complete contains the proper balance and ratios of all 14 essential cattle minerals. It's increased particle size and the weather-resistance, provide less water absorption and mineral blowing out of the feeder. This product...

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    7 Tips for Managing Soybean White Mold
    Jul 08, 2020 | Answer Plot
    Last year, many farmers had to manage white mold in their soybean fields. This was likely due to a field history of white mold, paired with cool wet weather and high temperatures. We don’t know for certain if this disease will be an issue again this year, but we can prepare...
    Look to Fungicides to Help Manage Disease in High-Value Hybrids
    Jul 06, 2020 | Answer Plot
    When all the disease triangle components are in place — the inoculum (disease spores), the host (the plant) and the right environment — disease will likely manifest. If we get hot and dry weather, the opportunity for disease usually decreases. Temperatures in the 80s are...
    Advanced Acre Trials to Show Value of Data-Backed Approach
    Jun 26, 2020 | Answer Tech
    In today’s challenging and changing marketplace, quality data, ag technology and agronomic expertise are critical tools that enable farmers to make informed decisions and manage for optimal return on investment (ROI) throughout the season. This season, the WinField United...