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

Crop Insurance

To shed some light on grain marketing practices, FCSAmerica commissioned a survey of more than 600 Corn Belt producers. The full report reveals insights into the tools and strategies of farmers who are satisfied with their grain marketing practices.

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COMMON GROUND BLOG

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.

Feb 25, 2022 | Crop Insurance

Farm Policy Update

Learn more about the basics of the programs, current conditions and key considerations.

Sep 13, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Margin Protection: Risk Management for Price and Cost Changes

Margin Protection reduces risk better than any other subsidized product on the market, especially for those whose yields are consistent with or higher than the county in which they farm.

Apr 24, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Spring 2021 Outlook

Learn how an environment of tight ending stocks, early planting and a strong pricing outlook could affect your operation and marketing plan.

Mar 26, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Marketing Plans that Weather the Storm

Learn more about creating a marketing plan that weathers the unexpected.

Jan 27, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Drones Speed Crop Insurance Audits

When you select a crop insurance agency, you are choosing an entire team of companies to support your operation.

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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.

Crop Insurance

Supplemental Coverage Option

Crop insurance option provides additional coverage for a portion of an underlying crop insurance policy deductible

Crop Insurance

Farm Program Decision: ARC vs. PLC

Price Loss Coverage (PLC) vs. Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC)-County vs. ARC-Individual – is an annual decision now.

Crop Insurance

Enhanced Coverage Option for Crop Insurance

Enhanced Coverage Option is area-based coverage that can be added on top of individual crop insurance coverage.

Crop Insurance

Precision Farming Data for Crop Insurance

Report your crop insurance acreage from your planter seat using your precision data.

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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