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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 15, 2018 |

Fighting Rural Hunger with Mobile Pantry Partnership

Share our list of upcoming mobile food pantries so we can reach those in need of nutritional support.

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 23, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Central Plains Dairies Have a Competitive Advantage

“U.S. dairy can really make a splash globally.”

May 16, 2018 | Country Living Homes

Financing Options For Buying Now and Building Later.

With a home site loan, you can buy your land now, and build your dream home later.

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 | The Business of Agriculture

Time For a New Marketing Approach?

Sarina Sharp, a market analyst for the “Daily Dairy Report,” discusses consumer trends that could shape future marketing strategies in this second of three videos from the Central Plains Dairy Expo 2018.

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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