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Mar 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

A guide to managing market volatility, potential supply chain disrupters and more in this era of COVID-19.

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COMMON GROUND BLOG

Mar 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Steps for Managing COVID-19 Uncertainty

A guide to managing market volatility, potential supply chain disrupters and more in this era of COVID-19.

Feb 24, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

A Framework for Better Decisions

Three simple tools to help producers think through decisions big and small

Jan 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Forces Shaping Farmland Values

Whether you own, buy or rent, farmland plays a major role in any operation. We help you understand the forces shaping today’s real estate market.

Jan 8, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Ag Tech Innovation Competition Returns to Iowa Power Farming Show

One start-up swept our Ag Tech Innovation Competition last month at the Nebraska Power Farming Show. We’ve got all new competitors at the Iowa Power Farming Show.

Dec 23, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Lessons Learned in 2019 You Can Apply to 2020

Economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar talked with Chad Gent, our senior vice president of credit, about lessons learned from the past year.

Nov 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Planning for 2020: Small Changes in Costs Expected

Producers who update and refer to their budget throughout the year are among the most confident decision makers.

LEARNING CENTER

The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Loans: How to Get the Best Rate

If you want the best interest rate for your real estate purchase, pay attention to your “Sweet 16” ratios. Don’t know them? We’ve got you covered.

The Business of Agriculture

The Farm Economy and Managing Uncertainty

Brent focuses on the key uncertainties facing crop production in 2020 and strategies for managing uncertainties.

The Business of Agriculture

The Farm Economy Outlook: Preparing Your Farm for 2020

David Widmar focuses on the key trends impacting production agriculture over the next five years and how producers can position their operations.

The Business of Agriculture

Five Common Mistakes in Grain Marketing

Edward Usset identifies common mistakes in marketing, like reluctance towards pre-harvest marketing and holding grain in storage too long.

The Business of Agriculture

Vision 2020: The Road Ahead

Steve Johnson highlights the typical five to seven year ag cycles that occurred in U.S. production agriculture since the 1920s.

The Business of Agriculture

You've found a farm to buy. Now what?

Our step-by-step guide explains what to expect at each stage of a farmland purchase.

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