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Jun 13, 2017 |

Kansas Crops Mixed Some; South Dakota Feeling the Heat: Crop Progress Report

We’ve already seen some volatility on wet weather and conjecture about replant and prevent-plant acres. The next four to six weeks are the makers or breakers for corn yields.

Jun 5, 2017 |

Good/excellent Wheat Now Under 50 Percent: Crop Progress Report

USDA trimmed another percentage point from the good/excellent category for winter wheat condition in the 18 states it tracks.

May 30, 2017 |

Wheat Condition Slips Slightly: Crop Progress Report

There is more of the same on tap for the Corn Belt, with forecasts favoring below average temps and above average rainfall.

May 22, 2017 |

Wheat Looks in Good Shape, According to USDA

What to do with last year’s crop?

May 17, 2017 |

Wheat Condition: Little Impact from Freeze Reported Yet

A fuller picture of planting progress emerges when acreage intentions is taken into account.

May 9, 2017 |

Educator, Fresh Perspective Honoree: G. Art Barnaby, Jr.

“I hope to educate policymakers that cuts in crop insurance coverage will impact farmers’ marketing plans.” Dr. Art Barnaby

May 3, 2017 |

How Much Damage to Kansas Wheat?

This year’s wheat crop already carried more than the usual weight because of lower overall acreage.

Apr 24, 2017 |

Will weather delays lead to more acreage shifts?

The markets may react to planting delays – but keep in mind that early worries don’t necessarily match up with final acreage.

Mar 27, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Conjecture regarding wheat freeze damage overblown?

Drought and possible disease pressure are more concerning for many eastern Kansas producers.

Mar 6, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Getting Your Crop Insurance In Order

Are you optimizing your insurance for the amount you are spending?

Feb 28, 2017 |

Industry Report: Global Pork Trade Outlook

Pork industry trends from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Center.

Feb 16, 2017 | Crop Insurance

When the Pennies Matter

Tight margins highlight the full value of crop insurance by providing protection at a time when income from every bushel is critical to a producer’s bottom line.

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