COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

May 12, 2022 | Crop Insurance

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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.

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.

Sep 12, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Whopping Yields: Too Good to be True?

Iowa and Nebraska are among seven states projected to see record high yields for both crops.

Sep 10, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Busheling through 2018: The Difference Yield and Federal MFP Payments Make on Farm Income

What do these scenarios tell us about the potential for profitability?

Sep 5, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Steady as She Goes

Crop conditions continue to favor one of the best harvest on record.

Aug 20, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Condition Inches Downward; Reports Not All Rosy

Day one tour results were startling: 100-bu./acre range of estimates.

Aug 14, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Crops Are Rushing to Maturity – and USDA Sees Strong Yields

We have the latest on the progress and condition of corn, bean, wheat and more.

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