Education

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

Crop Insurance

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.

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COMMON GROUND BLOG

May 13, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Corn and Soybean Outlook: May 2022

USDA has released its May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

May 12, 2022 | Crop Insurance

Risk Management Considerations Before Hail and Wind Damage

Learn more about hail and wind coverage as part of your risk management plan.

May 9, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

One Certainty in Today’s Market – Uncertainty

Read five actions you can take today to prepare for lower prices in a high cost environment.

Apr 22, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Spring 2022 Outlook

Learn more about decision-making strategies and risk management tools to help farmers and ranchers navigate through the uncertainty and move their operations forward – in the next six weeks, six months, and six years.

Apr 8, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Side by Side Digital: Market Moving Weather

Learn more about how weather throughout winter and early spring will influence the 2022 growing season.

Apr 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

2022 Planting Intentions: More Market Surprises

Matt Erickson, our economist, provides perspective on what USDA’s just released March Planting Prospective Plantings Report means for supplies, markets and more.

LEARNING CENTER

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.

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

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.

The Business of Agriculture

Making Sense of the Ag Economy and Preparing for Success in 2021

Brent Gloy helped make sense of this uncertainty and provided insights to help drive better business decisions and strategies.

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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