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Find trends, outlooks and more on financing rural America from Frontier Farm Credit.

Sep 13, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Margin Protection reduces risk better than any other subsidized product on the market, especially for those whose yields are consistent with or higher than the county in which they farm.

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Jun 3, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Finally, Planting Progress

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

May 30, 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 progress.

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.

May 9, 2019 | Crop Insurance

More wet ahead

We have answers to your questions about planting delays and crop insurance.

Jan 15, 2019 | Crop Insurance

New in 2019: Multi-county Enterprise Unit

Contact your local Frontier Farm Credit insurance agent to learn if the new MCEU would be advantageous to your operation.

Jan 10, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Grain in the bin is not a plan

Three factors to consider in marketing that grain that is sitting in a bin.

Nov 14, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Quality Issues Raise Crop Insurance Questions

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

Oct 16, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Poor Weather Stalls Harvest

Better weather in the week ahead will help, at least on fields that aren’t too wet for machinery.

Oct 10, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Season Ends Much as It Started: Wet

Slowed field work is narrowing the gap between this year’s progress and the five-year average.

Oct 2, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Corn now a week ahead; soybeans slightly less advanced

Soybean harvest also has advanced, while grain sorghum is slightly behind average.

Sep 24, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Combines – and planters – rolling

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

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