COMMON GROUND BLOG

Find trends and outlooks, education and more on financing rural America from Farm Credit Services of America.

Nov 6, 2019 | Crop Insurance

The disruptions in propane supplies are compounding an already challenging growing season marked by late plantings and a delayed harvest.

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May 29, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Weather Continues to Challenge U.S. Crops

With even fewer planting days last week, planting in our area remains well off pace in the latest USDA report on crop update.

May 21, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Record Corn Unplanted for This Time of Season

Corn futures closed Monday at their highest price in nearly a year and wheat prices reached their highest level in three months on continued wet weather.

May 14, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Planting 2019: A Daunting Task

About a third of the crop land has surplus topsoil moisture. Subsoil moisture is similarly adequate.

May 6, 2019 | Crop Insurance

A Challenging Crop Year

In addition to the extended forecast and analysis, we offer helpful information about your crop insurance.

Feb 11, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Protecting your Farm Against Shallow Losses

Supplemental crop insurance policies from private companies allow you to raise your corn or soybean insurance coverage so claims kick in with less of a loss.

Jan 15, 2019 | Crop Insurance

New in 2019: Multi-county Enterprise Unit

Contact your local FCSAmerica insurance agent to learn if the new MCEU would be advantageous to your operation.

Dec 27, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Top Line Farm Bill Features

We highlight areas of the farm bill that will interest many of our customer-owners.

Nov 13, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Quality Issues Raise Crop Insurance Questions

Your FCSAmerica insurance team explains some of the common scenarios and is ready to guide you through the claims process when quality is an issue.

Oct 16, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Poor Weather Stalls Harvest

Better weather in the week ahead will help, at least on fields that aren’t too wet for machinery.

Oct 10, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Season Ends Much as It Started: Wet

Slowed field work is narrowing the gap between this year’s progress and the five-year average.

Oct 2, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Corn Now a Week Ahead; Soybeans Slightly Less Advanced

Soybean harvest also has advanced, while grain sorghum is slightly behind average.

Sep 24, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Combines – and Planters – Rolling

Harvest of corn and soybeans is ahead of average in our service area.

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