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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.

Jun 25, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Slightly Lower Condition Ratings Take Center Stage

Like corn, soybean condition has deteriorated some in the past week.

Nov 13, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Quality Issues Raise Crop Insurance Questions

Your FCSAmerica insurance team explains some of the common scenarios and is ready to guide you through the claims process when quality is an issue.

Sep 24, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Combines – and Planters – Rolling

Harvest of corn and soybeans is ahead of average in our service area.

Sep 5, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Steady as She Goes

Crop conditions continue to favor one of the best harvest on record.

Jul 24, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Crop Development Continues Ahead of Average; Condition Slips

Crop conditions, however, have deteriorated some. This and more in the latest crop progress report.

Sep 25, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Update: Variability is High this Year

The September supply/demand drew skepticism from many regarding projected yields. Can corn make USDA’s 169.9 or soybeans, 49.9 bu.?

Jul 6, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Progress: It’s the Time of Year for Worries

The July weather outlook could further support spring wheat prices as harvest approaches.

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