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Crop Progress Report for the Week of September 16, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 09/17/2019

Corn dough is at 93% with MN most recently hitting 100%.  Overall progress is at 93% and won’t be reaching 100% this week.  2018’s progress was 99% for this time of year.  Corn dented is at 68% overall where 2018 saw 92% dented for this time of year.  Some states are still reporting under 50% dented.  All states are now reporting corn mature. ..

Crop Progress Report for the Week of August 26, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 08/28/2019

The next report is projected to include progress of corn mature.  Corn dough is at 71% overall which is behind 2018 by 20%.  NC is reporting 97% dough which is the same progress as last year.  MI, ND, and WI are the only states reporting under 50% progress.  Corn dented is at 27% overall with all states now reporting corn dented.  Some states..

How to Get a Better Market Research ROI

Posted by Communications for Research on 08/23/2019

Measuring the return on an investment (ROI) is part of good business practice. Both large and small companies must calculate the value of the items they buy, as well as the processes they create, in order to determine whether the time, effort and money they are spending to obtain and/or facilitate each of them is actually reaping any benefits...

Crop Progress Report for the Week of August 19, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 08/20/2019

Corn silking reached 100% this week in MO and TN.  Overall progress is at 95% where in 2018 it was at 100% by this time of year.  Silking won’t be on the report next week as it is expected to reach 100% overall.  There are still some states reporting under 90% silking; IN, MI, OH, PA, and WI.  Corn dough crossed the halfway mark at 55%..

3 Market Research Methods that the Pros Use

Posted by Communications for Research on 08/15/2019

Professional market researchers rarely perform the same way twice. That’s because they understand that the complexities of individual companies’ business objectives render a “one size fits all” data collection approach sloppy at best and completely inappropriate at worst. Indeed, the pros that really “get” market research are the ones that..

Crop Progress Report for the Week of August 12, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 08/14/2019

 

Corn silking reached 100% this week in TX and NC.  Overall progress is now at 90% - 6-7% behind previous years.  Most states are reporting at least 80% silking with IN, MI, OH, and WI under 80%.  Corn dough is now at 39% with only ND reporting under 10%.  NC is already nearly finished at 91%.  Corn dented is now included in the report and is..

What to Ask a Healthcare Market Research Firm When Picking a Partner

Posted by Communications for Research on 08/8/2019

Picking a research partner is an important decision that shouldn’t be made simply for convenience. It’s easy to go with a local firm. Or a cheaper one. Or the one where your best friend’s brother works. But as with most things in life, performance depends on effort, with “easy” not always equaling “right.” Thus, when you’re contemplating a..

Crop Progress Report for the Week of August 5, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 08/8/2019

Corn silking is at 78% overall where it was at 95% last year.  MI is the only state reporting under 50% and WI is reporting 53% this week.  NC is almost finished with this growth stage at 99% silking.  In 2018, IL and MO had already reached 100% silking by this time of year.  All states are now reporting corn in the dough stage with states..

What Do Market Research & Competitive Analysis Have in Common?

Posted by Communications for Research on 08/1/2019

Spend any time in the working world, and you realize that the more you know, the better you perform. Indeed, you’ve probably learned this lesson via other areas of your life, whether it was during your 9th grade history class or your baby’s first year; Knowledge yields, and certainly wields, power. For companies, this often means figuring out ..

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