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Jul 23, 2019 | Crop Insurance

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

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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 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 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 25, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Slightly Lower Condition Ratings Take Center Stage

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

Jun 18, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Planting Progress: What We Do - and Don't - Know

This week’s forecast for storms isn’t a harbinger of fast progress this week – and we are approaching the date when crops either get in the ground or go unplanted.

Jun 3, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Finally, Planting Progress

Planting has progressed. Get the latest on this week’s Crop Progress report.

May 29, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Weather Continues to Challenge U.S. Crops

With even fewer planting days last week, planting in our area remains well off pace in the latest USDA report on crop update.

May 21, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Record Corn Unplanted for This Time of Season

Corn futures closed Monday at their highest price in nearly a year and wheat prices reached their highest level in three months on continued wet weather.

May 14, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Planting 2019: A Daunting Task

About a third of the crop land has surplus topsoil moisture. Subsoil moisture is similarly adequate.

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.

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