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

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Sep 13, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Learn the market signals to watch as we head into harvest and begin thinking about 2024.

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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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Side by Side Digital Series

Farm Credit Services of America has an unique educational series that tackles topics tailored to young and beginning producers.

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Side by Side digital series

We have two different podcast shows. Living Rural takes listeners through the home buying and building process with guests lending their expertise in areas such as home construction, the current real estate market and more.

Also, members of our crop insurance team discuss how crop insurance and marketing goals can work together to provide the best financial return.

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COMMON GROUND BLOG

Sep 22, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Strategic Planning

Watch as we discuss how to shift your mindset into long-term strategic planning and the benefits of doing so.

Sep 13, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

All Eyes on Corn and Soybean Yields

Learn the market signals to watch as we head into harvest and begin thinking about 2024.

Aug 25, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Evaluating Cash Rental Rates

Watch as we discuss what's driving cash rental rates up and management strategies to implement going into 2024.

Aug 13, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

A Somewhat “As Expected” WASDE: What the August Report Means for Markets, Producers

Markets expected USDA to trim its projected 2023 yields for corn and soybeans. The surprise is in the August WASDE. The cuts were a bit deeper than anticipated.

Jul 31, 2023 | Country Living Homes

Demystifying Home Loan Appraisals: A Conversation with a Rural Appraiser

Gain a deeper understanding of how factors such as location, acreage and utilities influence the appraisal process for rural properties.

Jul 28, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Building and Improving Your Bench of Trusted Advisors

Watch as we discuss the importance of peers and advisors that improve your thinking and discuss strategies for getting started.

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The Business of Agriculture

Podcast: Living Rural

Listen to our bi-weekly podcast on home financing and mortgages for rural living.

Crop Insurance

Crop Insurance and Grain Marketing: Are You Taking Advantage?

Crop insurance and marketing goals can work together to provide the best financial return.

Crop Insurance

Protect Your Livestock Operation Against Market Volatility

Learn how one cattle operator uses Livestock Risk Protection to protect his ranch.

Crop Insurance

Key Considerations for Margin Protection

Make Margin Protection part of your risk management strategy.

Crop Insurance

Margin Protection: Farmer Case Studies

Find out how two producers leveraged Margin Protection to anticipate market shifts and improve their financial positions.

Crop Insurance

Margin Protection Frequently Asked Questions

Learn how you can protect your farm against tightening margins.

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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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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FCSAmerica serves farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. For inquiries outside this geography, use the Farm Credit Association Locator  to contact your local office.