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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.

May 29, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Crop Update: From a Late Season to Ahead of Average

Drought, however, remains a concern in the Southern Plains and the Dakotas.

May 15, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Full Speed Ahead?

The latest on crop progress and weather forecasts.

May 8, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Planting: Good Progress but Still Behind

“As you hear discussions of yields, keep in mind the average for corn is nearly 170 bu., and a range of 160 to 180 is possible,” says Purdue’s David Widmar. “The high end of that range would be devastating to markets.”

May 2, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Slow Start to 2018 Season; Prevent-plant and Replant Odds Increasing

This timely reminder takes you through the steps you must follow in order to claim crop insurance.

Apr 25, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Will We See a Repeat of 2014’s Growing Season?

But the lesson from 2014 is that a slow spring does not necessarily mean reduced production.

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