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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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.

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.

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