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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.

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.

Sep 12, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Whopping yields: Too good to be true?

Iowa and Nebraska are among seven states projected to see record high yields for both crops.

Sep 10, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Busheling through 2018: The Difference Yield and Federal MFP Payments Make on Farm Income

What do these scenarios tell us about the potential for profitability?

Sep 5, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Steady as she goes

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

Aug 20, 2018 |

Condition Inches Downward; Reports Not All Rosy

Day one tour results were startling: 100-bu./acre range of estimates.

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