COMMON GROUND BLOG

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Nov 25, 2020 | Crop Insurance

Winter wheat faces tough growing conditions. Producers might be hesitant to market their crop, even during good rallies. That’s where Revenue Protection comes in.

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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.

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.

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