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Key Cooperative Fleet Vehicles for Sale

Members interested in submitting a sealed bid should contact Paul Larson at 515-733-6172. All bids must

Senate Confirms Perdue as Ag Secretary

Sonny Perdue will be the first Southerner in the post in more than 2 decades – See more at:


Nitrogen Stewardship, Step #2: Split Applying Your Nitrogen Investment

Last month I covered the first step in Nitrogen Stewardship, Nitrogen Stabilizers.  This month, I am going to cover

Herbicide Resistance: The Numbing Numbers From The Weed Wars

Although the list of herbicide-resistant weeds is a long one, industry insiders point out that some varieties are much more problematic than others, such as waterhemp.


Reduce Stress with Automated Fuel

Today’s agricultural developments make it possible for farmers to guarantee appropriate fuel supply without lifting a finger – a capability that wasn’t available a decade ago.


Managing Cover Crops This Spring

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey shared a number of spring management tips for farmers new to growing cover crops.


Key Cooperative Celebrates General Manager Retirement; Interim Announced

On March 31, 2017, Key Cooperative celebrated the retirement of General Manager Jim Magnuson after 19 years of serving as GM.


Cover Crops in Corn and Soybeans

Key Cooperative member to host field day, April 6 near Leighton


Key Cooperative Announces Ugliest Bathroom Contest Winner

This February Key Cooperative Lumber & Construction Services announced an Ugliest Bathroom Contest -giving away $1,000 in interior products

Today is National Ag Day

Events mark a nationwide effort to tell the true story of American agriculture


Dakota Access Funds Iowa State University Research of Pipeline Installation Effects on Farmland

Iowa State University will conduct a five-year research project that will study the impact of pipeline construction on crop
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