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Find trends and outlooks, education and more on financing rural America from Farm Credit Services of America.

Sep 14, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Learn more about the state of carbon markets and factors to consider before jumping in.

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Sep 23, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

What's the Deal with Cost Per Bushel?

Learn more about various ways to measure costs, the insights each delivers and how they can be used or misused in the decision-making process.

Sep 14, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Digging into Carbon Markets

Learn more about the state of carbon markets and factors to consider before jumping in.

Sep 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

What You Need to Know for 2023: 5 Market Summaries in 5 Minutes

Now is a good time to start penciling in 2023 budgets. Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at costs, prices and market trends to jump-start your planning.

Aug 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Profits and Buyer Demand Drive Farmland Values

Farmland values are off their double-digit hikes of last year. Even so, the average value for ground is at an all-time high. We have a state-by-state breakdown of land values and sale prices for the first half of 2022.

Aug 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Interest Rates and Market Shifts: 5 Market Summaries in 5 Minutes

Commodity markets have shifted in recent weeks. Our economist, Matt Erickson, looks at the factors shaping commodity prices, interest rates and more as we head into August.

Jul 22, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Getting Unstuck: Identifying and Navigating Common Decision Traps

Learn more about some common decision-making traps for farm managers and how to get unstuck.

Jul 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

The Challenges Ahead: 5 Market Summaries in 5 Minutes

Insights and updates on some of the most important factors shaping the agricultural economy as we move into July.

Jun 24, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Financing the Next Generation

Learn more about economic and financial considerations when transitioning a farm.

Jun 6, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Steps to Take Today in Rising Rate Environment

The Federal Reserve’s stance on increasing interest rates has become more hawkish. Read the latest projections for rate increases and what you can do to prepare for the impact on your cash flow.

May 27, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Solving Labor Challenges on Your Operation

A tight labor market compounds the perennial problem of recruiting, retaining and developing your workforce.

May 24, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Financial Best Practices in the Face of Avian Influenza

Producers and their lenders learned a great deal from the last major avian flu outbreak in 2015. Discover how to apply these lessons to the current outbreak.

May 19, 2022 | Country Living Homes

Managing New Home Construction Costs

As experts in rural home financing, our consumer lending officers advise homeowners on the best practices for controlling construction costs at every stage.

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