COMMON GROUND BLOG

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Sep 13, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Margin Protection reduces risk better than any other subsidized product on the market, especially for those whose yields are consistent with or higher than the county in which they farm.

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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.

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.

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