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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 6, 2016 | Crop Insurance

A Tidal Wave of Grain on the Way?

Corn condition in the 18 states USDA reports slipped one point in the week ended Sept. 6 – not enough to elicit even a yawn from the market.

Aug 29, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Crop Ratings High; It Will Take a Surprise to Give Bulls Any Fodder

USDA’s week crop update continued to deliver bearish news in the market and time is running out for weather to change the supply side.

Aug 9, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Corn Rating Inches Lower; Soybeans Improve

It’s a small shift but USDA’s 18-state corn condition rating slipped from 76 percent good/excellent to 74 percent and the poor/very poor rating worsened by one point.

Aug 2, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Corn and Bean Condition Little Changed, But Heat is Back

The heat has returned, but it is unlikely to have much impact on corn yields.

Jul 26, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Corn and Beans Carry On [and Stay Calm]

South Dakota reported a substantial drop in the amount of corn rated as good to very good and a bit of a drop in soybean conditions. Otherwise, crop conditions in FCSAmerica states remain unchanged from previous weeks.

Jul 19, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Half of Corn Silking in Heat

In the week ended July 17, USDA’s 18-state corn condition held steady at 76 percent good/very good and five percent poor/very poor.

Jul 18, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Wheat LDPs Kick In For Some

When Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) were authorized in the 1985 farm bill, the intent was to provide financing at harvest.

Jul 12, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Crop Conditions Steady; Prices Firm After Supply/Demand

The latest on crop conditions and the market’s response to today’s USDA supply/demand report.

Jul 11, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Make the Most of your Revenue Insurance

Revenue insurance isn’t just about growing a crop, it’s about selling a crop.

Jul 6, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Corn Condition Stable, Soybeans Slip

The latest on crop conditions as higher temperatures return to our region.

Jul 5, 2016 | Crop Insurance

La Niña: A threat to crops?

La Niña, the cool-water alter ego of El Niño, already is arising from the depths of the Pacific. Producers in the Corn Belt will be among those feeling the impact.

Jun 27, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Corn Crop Off to a Good Start: Future Uncertain

Producers should brace for a hotter and drier than normal summer, with La Niña ramping up as early as July. This and more from one Bloomberg ag analyst.

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