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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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.

Jul 31, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Early Harvest in the Crosshairs?

We have the latest on weather conditions for the remainder of the growing season.

Jul 24, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Crop Development Continues Ahead of Average; Condition Slips

Crop conditions, however, have deteriorated some. This and more in the latest crop progress report.

Jul 10, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Double the Usual Corn Silking

With more than a third of the crop silking, USDA rates three quarters of the crop in good/excellent condition. Soybeans don’t look shabby either: 71 percent rates the top two categories.

Jun 26, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Rain Makes Grain

Corn condition exceeds the past four years and soybean condition matches 2014 and 2016.

Jun 18, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Spring Crop Ratings Continue Strong

Call your crop insurance officer as soon as you detect a loss, keep records by section and don’t commingle old-crop and new-crop before having measurements taken.

Jun 12, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Healthy Corn Equals Happy Farmers

Meanwhile, continued drought in the Southwest and Kansas explains poor crop ratings in some parts of our service region.

Jun 5, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Planting is Virtually Over; Crop Ratings are Generally Good for Spring Crops

Concerns about drought remain in the Dakotas and Kansas and Nebraska.

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