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Dec 23, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

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

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COMMON GROUND BLOG

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.

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.

LEARNING CENTER

The Business of Agriculture

Case Study: Will my Land Purchase Cash Flow?

Factors such as working capital, cash flow, operating expenses and debt all influence the affordability of a real estate purchase.

The Business of Agriculture

Expanding Your Farm - Renting vs. Buying

Understanding your CRE provide some of the important information you need before making a final decision.

The Business of Agriculture

How Much Land Can I Afford?

The key is knowing what you can realistically afford based on your business.

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.

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