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Jan 21, 2020 | Crop Insurance

"This gives you an idea how important crop insurance can be in helping producers meet their obilgations." Tony Jesina - FCSAmerica SVP for insurance

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Jan 21, 2020 | Crop Insurance

Indemnity Payments for 2019 - A Measure of Crop Insurance's Value

"This gives you an idea how important crop insurance can be in helping producers meet their obilgations." Tony Jesina - FCSAmerica SVP for insurance

Nov 6, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Propane Disruption Hampers Already Challenging Harvest

The disruptions in propane supplies are compounding an already challenging growing season marked by late plantings and a delayed harvest.

Jul 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

MFP Payments Will Bolster Income in a Challenging Year

“It is risky to make any plans based on government programs.” – Brent Gloy, aei economist.

Jul 25, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

MFP Payments Will Help This Year

MFP payments will range from $15/ to $150/acre, with the highest payments expected in the Delta and cotton areas of other states.

Jul 23, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Crop Progress and Condition Remain a Challenge

Grain Sorghum, on the other hand, is enjoying better ratings than recent past years.

Jul 1, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Knee High by Fourth of July? Some Fields Yet to Sprout

Prevented-plant claims expected to pass $1 billion mark.

Jun 19, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Nebraska Farmers Get a Reporting Extension at FSA

This change does NOT affect reporting deadlines for crop insurance or for crops covered through FSA’s Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.

Sep 10, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Busheling through 2018: The Difference Yield and Federal MFP Payments Make on Farm Income

What do these scenarios tell us about the potential for profitability?

Jul 10, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Double the Usual Corn Silking

With more than a third of the crop silking, USDA rates three quarters of the crop in good/excellent condition. Soybeans don’t look shabby either: 71 percent rates the top two categories.

Oct 2, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crops Continue to Lag; Condition Little Changed: Crop Progress Report

Looking ahead, a new forecast from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center raises the odds of a La Nina this fall and winter.

Jul 31, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Progress: Northern Plains Drought Spreading into Corn Belt

Important crop insurance reminder: Call your agent before chopping corn.

Jul 18, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Progress: Weather Continues to Worry Traders

However, one key factor could determine how much and how long prices might rally on weather worries.

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