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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 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.

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.

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 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.

Aug 14, 2018 |

Crops Are Rushing to Maturity – and USDA Sees Strong Yields

We have the latest on the progress and condition of corn, bean, wheat and more.

Jul 31, 2018 |

Early harvest in the crosshairs?

We have the latest on weather conditions for the remainder of the growing season.

Jul 24, 2018 |

Crop development continues ahead of average; condition slips

Crop conditions, however, have deteriorated some. This and more in the latest crop progress report.

Jul 10, 2018 |

Double the Usual Corn Silking

With more than a third of the crop silking, USDA rates three quarters of the crop in good/excellent condition. Soybeans don’t look shabby either: 71 percent rates the top two categories.

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