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Jul 16, 2019 | Crop Insurance

With planting finally ended, producers now face a waiting game, with crop progress well behind normal and weather not entirely cooperating.

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Jul 16, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Painfully Slow Crop Progress

With planting finally ended, producers now face a waiting game, with crop progress well behind normal and weather not entirely cooperating.

Jul 9, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Still a Story of Moisture and Slow Crop Development

A summary of moisture and crop conditions across the grain belt.

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 24, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Earlier Haying, Grazing and Chopping Allowed, RMA Says

This change does not change what is considered an approved cover crop.

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.

Jun 12, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Veteran Farmer and Rancher Crop Insurance Benefits Now Available

Here is what you need to know if you are a military veteran and farmer or rancher.

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.

Jun 5, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Corn Crop Condition Improved; Soybean Progress Behind: Crop Progress Report

The weather forecast holds good news for these states, though.

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