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About CFS

Crop Fertility Specialists, (CFS) is a Northern Indiana crop input retailer originating more than 50 years ago. The company is committed to providing leading technology, products, and services in their corn and soybean markets to maximize returns for their customers.

China seeks food security with $43 bln bid for Syngenta

China made its boldest overseas takeover move when state-owned ChemChina agreed a $43 billion bid for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta on Wednesday, aiming to improve domestic food production. The largest ever foreign purchase by a Chinese firm, announced … Continue reading

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WOTUS Might Cease…

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) might cease after the House of Representatives passed a resolution on Wednesday, but President Obama still has the power to veto the measure. The House passed a joint resolution objecting to the WOTUS rule … Continue reading

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Resist the temptation to cut soil fertility in 2016

        2016 is projected to be a bleak year in terms of commodity prices. Although agriculture economists are recommending cutting costs across the board to balance farm budgets, it’s important to look at your operation as a … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to speculate. Will 2016 grain prices be naughty or nice?

With the highest world corn and soybean stocks in more than a decade, many farmers remain skeptical a rebound in prices for 2016 is likely. A strong dollar also creates problems for farmers hoping to move grain this winter. That’s … Continue reading

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EPA Broke Federal Law

“Covert propaganda” and “grassroots lobbying” has landed the Environmental Protection Agency in hot water after being investigated by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for inappropriate use of social media to promote the “waters of the United States Rule” (WOTUS). On … Continue reading

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Dow Chemical Co and DuPont are in talks to merge…

Dow Chemical Co and DuPont are in talks to merge, creating a chemicals giant with a market value of more than $120 billion that could then break up into different businesses, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. A … Continue reading

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EPA withdraws registration for Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Wednesday it had pulled its approval of Dow Chemical Co’s new herbicide Enlist Duo as the agency studies new information regarding the product’s impact on non-target plants. The EPA approved the herbicide … Continue reading

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Argentine Farmers Set to Unleash $8 Billion of Stored Crops

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Big data,

the things we try to use. There are a lot of companies that are showing the way with the data collected from our farm equipment today. John Deere, Case IH, New Holland on the equipment side, Pick a seed company, … Continue reading

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Ahhh fertilizer, which way will it go?

With the harvest being beautiful weather we haven’t seen that much movement. Some places are going strong others at a standstill. The industry has done what they do best positioning pricing to react to grain. As your local retailer can … Continue reading

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Tips for Selecting your Grain Corn Hybrids

The decision you make when selecting what corn hybrids you will plant will affect your farm for the next year. With that said it is very important for the grower to take the time and fully evaluate hybrids or the … Continue reading

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Weed Control

Rain, rain when will it rain? After a season of too wet conditions here we are with one of the driest harvests ever. In June too much rain in October very little rain. Harvest is rapidly approaching a climax. Soil … Continue reading

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Soil Testing

Soil testing is the most important thing that can be done this fall. With the variation in yield of all of the crops being harvested this year, knowing the fertility of your fields is crucial. Looking forward to the 2016 … Continue reading

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Already Halfway?

It’s hard to believe that harvest is almost to the halfway point across the country. It feels like just a few weeks ago we were planting and wondering what the season might hold. As we all know, this season was … Continue reading

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10 Day Weather

This is the forecast and radar as of July 7th. This is subject to change, a little more sunshine and little less rain would be perfect.

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Welcome!

Welcome to the new CFS website and blog. Our goal is to keep our customers up to date on the latest products and news. Chicago Board of Trade Grain Commodities 

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