COMMON GROUND BLOG

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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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Aug 11, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Crops Continue to Improve but Trade Expects Cuts

We bring you important production estimates at this critical time in the 2015 growing season – along with changes in 2016 crop insurance for wheat.

Aug 3, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Corn and Soybean Crops Improving

Even without expected acreage/yield loss, follow crop insurance rules.

Jul 21, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Crops Making Good Progress

Weather conditions continue to boost corn development, with corn silking ahead of the average in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Jul 15, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Acreage Reporting Deadline is Here

Accurate and timely reporting by July 15 is essential to protect your coverage - errors in reported acres can reduce or even eliminate loss payments.

Jul 7, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Only 4 Percent of Beans to Go

With July 15 right around the corner, most states are within 6 percent of soybeans planted.

Jun 30, 2015 | Crop Insurance

June Acreage Report: Likely Not the Last Word

The average trade estimate ahead of the report was for slightly more corn, at 89.292 million, and 85.171 million acres of soybeans.

Jun 30, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Late Planting Window Closing with a Few Acres to Go

Farmers and other grain market participants are on the edge of their chairs heading into the annual June planted acreage report on June 30.

Jun 23, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Soybean Planting Behind Average, Conditions Slipping

July 15 also is the deadline for purchasing annual forage coverage. Finally, have you paid your wheat crop insurance premium? If not, you’ll want to do so right away, before interest charges accrues.

Jun 2, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Good Progress Planting Beans

Remember, final planting date for soybeans is June 10 in South Dakota and Nebraska, and June 15 in Iowa.

May 28, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Deadline Looms: Conservation Compliance Date for 2016 Crop Insurance

Monday, June 1, is the deadline for producers to file their AD-1026 form, confirming conservation compliance, with their FSA office.

May 27, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Nebraska Corn Ends a Bit Short of Plan; Soybeans Lagging

While Nebraska’s planting deadline is past, Iowa and South Dakota growers still have time to get corn in the ground – and they are running ahead of schedule. Soybean progress, meanwhile, is mixed across the three states.

May 20, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Progress Slows; Cold Weather Worries Northern Growers

Producers who believe they need to replant due to non-emergence or who see damage from the recent cold weather should contact their insurance agent immediately.

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