Education

Find the latest blog posts, financial education and videos from Farm Credit Services of America.

The Business of Agriculture

Learn about the calculator and educational programs we offer to help you manage your farm loans and cash flow.

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COMMON GROUND BLOG

Aug 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Profits and Buyer Demand Drive Farmland Values

Farmland values are off their double-digit hikes of last year. Even so, the average value for ground is at an all-time high. We have a state-by-state breakdown of land values and sale prices for the first half of 2022.

Aug 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Interest Rates and Market Shifts: 5 Market Summaries in 5 Minutes

Commodity markets have shifted in recent weeks. Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at the factors shaping commodity prices, interest rates and more as we head into August.

Jul 22, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Getting Unstuck: Identifying and Navigating Common Decision Traps

Learn more about some common decision-making traps for farm managers and how to get unstuck.

Jul 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

The Challenges Ahead: 5 Market Summaries in 5 Minutes

Insights and updates on some of the most important factors shaping the agricultural economy as we move into July.

Jun 24, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Financing the Next Generation

Learn more about economic and financial considerations when transitioning a farm.

Jun 6, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Steps to Take Today in Rising Rate Environment

The Federal Reserve’s stance on increasing interest rates has become more hawkish. Read the latest projections for rate increases and what you can do to prepare for the impact on your cash flow.

LEARNING CENTER

Crop Insurance

RPowerD and MPowerD

Crop insurance option designed to provide opportunities to potentially establish a higher guaranteed revenue – or margin.

Crop Insurance

Updates Make LRP Better Risk Management Tool

It’s not often that livestock producers have an improved way to manage risk. Here we explain how updates to LRP work to the advantage of livestock operations.

The Business of Agriculture

Farm Loans: How They Work

Learn how Farm Credit loans work including down payments, interest rates, how to qualify and more.

The Business of Agriculture

Farm Loan Affordability: It’s Not Just the Interest Rate

Learn about the calculator and educational programs we offer to help you manage your farm loans and cash flow.

The Business of Agriculture

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) - Additional Assistance

CFAP is a USDA program to assist farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency.

The Business of Agriculture

Calculating Your Cost of Production Takes the Uncertainty Out of Your Decisions

E-learning program focuses on the "why" behind using cost of production numbers and the application to different business decisions.

Live and Previously Recorded Webinars


Our educational webinars equip producers with the knowledge they need to make the right decisions for their operations.

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Making The Most Of The Year Ahead.

Insights – Tools – Strategies

GrowingOn® is an educational meeting featuring forecasts, information and insights to help producers plan and reduce risk for the upcoming crop year.

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Crop Insurance Podcasts


Members of our experienced crop insurance team discuss how crop insurance and marketing goals can work together to provide the best financial return. Listen to our audio programs to learn more.

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SPONSORSHIPS

We are sponsoring the registration fee for customers to attend approved educational programs or events that address problem solving, record keeping, decision-making and/or business planning. Programs that assist customers with business continuity, such as succession, family transition, retirement and estate planning, also may qualify for sponsorship.

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