Sheldon Community Clean Up

May 17, 2022 | Ag State
Recently, a few employees from our Sheldon location represented AgState during Sheldon Community Clean Up Days. Well done Rudy Anderson, Chris Granstra, Barb Haag, Kayla Hatting, Harold Willemstyn, and Nick Wolf!

Crop Claims Deadlines

May 13, 2022 | Ag State
Crop Claims Deadline  

Former FCA General Manager Carlson Named to Iowa Cooperative Hall of Fame

Dec 19, 2021 | Ag State
AMES, Iowa – November 29, 2021 – Jim Carlson, former General Manager of Cherokee, Iowa-based First Cooperative Association (FCA), was inducted into the Iowa Cooperative Hall of Fame at the 2021 Annual Business Meeting of the Iowa Institute of Cooperativ...

Ag Retailers Reaffirm Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

Sep 30, 2021 | Ag State
Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) members have reaffirmed their commitment to following a Code of Practice for fall application of Nitrogen fertilizer. The purpose of the ACWA Code of Practice is to establish and implement reasonable and practical guidelines for


The Importance of Yield Efficiency, Group Data, and Benchmarking

Dec 16, 2021 | Ag State
As a farmer, you have so many decisions to make. It ranges from what inputs to use, when, at what rates, to what crops are the most profitable on different fields, to the logistics of how you'll plant, spray, harvest, till (or not) your fields. Not to mention the management o...

Fall Tillage Practices and Cover Crops

Dec 02, 2021 | Ag State
In my area of Iowa, primarily in Mitchell County, the adoption of strip-till has been huge. There were three or four people that started in the early 2000s, along with my dad, that were pretty vocal about what they were seeing and what kind...

How Variable Rate Helps Manage the Rising Cost of Fertilizer

Nov 12, 2021 | Ag State
Fertilizer prices are on the rise, which leaves growers seeking to better manage their input costs. When it comes to planning for 2022, you may have a ton of questions rolling in your head such as: