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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 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 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.

Sep 24, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Combines – and Planters – Rolling

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

Jun 18, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Spring Crop Ratings Continue Strong

Call your crop insurance officer as soon as you detect a loss, keep records by section and don’t commingle old-crop and new-crop before having measurements taken.

May 15, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Full Speed Ahead?

The latest on crop progress and weather forecasts.

Apr 25, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Will We See a Repeat of 2014’s Growing Season?

But the lesson from 2014 is that a slow spring does not necessarily mean reduced production.

Nov 14, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Update: Harvest Chugs Slowly Along

Meanwhile, Nebraska and South Dakota farmers have finished planting winter wheat.

Oct 11, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Update: Corn and Soybeans Continue to Lag Average Harvested Levels

Even though there are ample 2016 supplies on hand to satisfy short-term demand, the harvest delays could cause some issues at elevators and on transport lines.

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.

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