Education

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

Oct 28, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

When you are planning to buy equipment, consider the economics and be sure you are making the purchase for the right reasons.

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COMMON GROUND BLOG

Nov 15, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Start-Ups Vie for $20,000 at Ag Tech Innovation Competition in Nebraska

This year’s competing start-ups offer solutions in the areas of labor, traceability, irrigation management and more.

Oct 28, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Get a Handle on Farm Machinery Investments

When you are planning to buy equipment, consider the economics and be sure you are making the purchase for the right reasons.

Oct 9, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Working Capital: The Original Risk Management Tool

Working capital is one of the most talked-about indicators of financial well-being in today’s agricultural industry.

Aug 27, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Decision Time: ARC vs PLC

“Given tight margins, it’s critical we all make good decisions and not leave dollars on the table.” Economist Brent Gloy.

Jul 29, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Remain Stable, Despite Downward Pressure

Our latest benchmark farmland study on values in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Jul 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

MFP Payments Will Bolster Income in a Challenging Year

“It is risky to make any plans based on government programs.” – Brent Gloy, aei economist.

LEARNING CENTER

The Business of Agriculture

Cybersecurity Awareness: Top Ten Tips to Keep You and Your Operation Safe

We take the security of your personal information seriously. You also can take steps to protect yourself.

The Business of Agriculture

Protecting Your Mobile Security

Up to 91% percent of cybercrime starts with an e-mail. You are most vulnerable when using smartphones, tablets and laptops.

The Business of Agriculture

Password Practices Have Power to Protect

When you don’t have a system in place to manage your important accounts, you leave yourself and your business exposed to outside threats.

The Business of Agriculture

Rural Locations Provide No Defense Against Phone, Internet Hackers

#BeCyberSmart during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and beyond with tips and resources on cybersecurity.

The Business of Agriculture

Five Tips for Calculating Your Breakeven Point

Routine financial management is essential to the long-term sustainability of every farm, but making marketing decisions unique to your operation isn’t always so simple.

The Business of Agriculture

Pencil out Equipment Costs

Before making an equipment decision, ask if it will improve your productivity and/or profitability.

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