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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Mar 18, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Solutions Rang Home at 2016 GrowingOn Meetings

The focus of FCSAmerica’s 2016 GrowingOn® meetings was to provide producers with solutions to tight or negative cash flow situations.

Mar 10, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Crop Insurance Crunch Time is Here

Some producers are looking at changing coverage levels with an eye to cost savings. But be sure you understand the impact on your coverage, how that affects your marketing plan and possible impacts on your cash-flow and balance sheet.

Mar 2, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Whole Farm Revenue Protection: Getting Down to the Wire

If you’re among the producers who could benefit from WFR, don’t miss the March 15 deadline.

Dec 18, 2015 | Crop Insurance

ARC Payments Again for 2015; Less Likely in 2016

It will take a 2015 corn price of at least $5.18 or more and soybeans $11.30 or more to avoid a dropping price guarantee in 2016, says Brent Gloy at Purdue University.

Nov 12, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Harvest Done? Don’t Feed Until You Measure!

Livestock feeders, now that your production is safely stored, request an appraisal before feeding any livestock. Brush up on recordkeeping requirements.

Oct 28, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Prices Suggest Revenue Indemnities; Wheat Crop Underway

With the 2015 corn harvest three-quarters completed, attention has turned to the next season – and how a strong El Nino might impact yields.

Oct 21, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Early Thanksgiving This Year?

Harvest prices are lower than spring projected prices, possibly triggering indemnities on some revenue protection policies. Contact your crop insurance specialist for more information.

Sep 29, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Winter Wheat Almost a Third Planted

We know you’re busy with field work, so we’re offering a reminder that Sept. 30 is your last day to meet several crop insurance deadlines.

Sep 22, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Few Preharvest Worries this Year

Crop progress numbers suggest there’s little concern about this year’s harvest being spoiled by frost.

Sep 9, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Drop Expected in Corn and Soybean Production

The percentage of corn and soybeans rated as poor to very poor is slightly higher than last year at this time. Analysts expect slightly lower production estimates when the USDA releases its supply/demand report on Friday.

Sep 8, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Estimated ARC Payments Are a Mixed Bag

Corn producers in each of the states are likely to see the largest ARC-CO payments.

Aug 25, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Who is Right About Yields?

The Pro Farmer Crop Tour that took place last week raises questions about the size of the 2015 corn crop. The tour also highlighted disease outbreaks in both corn and soybeans.

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