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Aug 15, 2018 |

What Successful Producers are Doing Today

Senior Vice President Bob Campbell on the strategic mindset of top producers.

Sep 23, 2017 |

U.S. Agriculture in a Changing World: Peter Zeihan

“You are looking at the greatest agricultural expansion in history – and you are almost all alone.” Peter Zeihan

Jun 15, 2017 |

FCSAmerica Donation Helps Safeguard Nebraska’s Livestock Industry

“This is a win-win for Nebraska agriculture.” Bob Campbell, FCSAmerica senior vice president.

May 4, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Every Voice Matters: How to Advocate for Ag

Numbers matter -- and the more voices in agriculture that are heard by lawmakers, the more effective the industry will be in advocating for its future.

Nov 23, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Join FCSAmerica’s Thanksgiving Day Tribute to Farmers, Ranchers

Share this preview of our Thanksgiving Day ad, along with your own tribute at #ThankAFarmer.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rural Communities

Help Us Find 100 Fresh Perspectives

Nominations for 100 Fresh Perspective honorees are being accepted through December 18, 2015. Ten distinguished Fresh Perspective honorees also will receive $10,000 to help further their contributions to agriculture. Learn how you can nominate leaders in the industry and in your community at www.farmcredit100.com/fresh-perspectives/contest.

Jan 7, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

#SpoonSalute to American Farmers Raises $10,000

We are closing our #spoonsalute campaign with a $10,000 donation to help fight hunger in our four-state territory, but there is no end to the gratitude embodied in each spoon salute shared through Facebook and Twitter.

Nov 11, 2014 | From the Farm

Iowa Soldier Farms to Build Sustainable Afghanistan

First Lt. Scott Rottinghaus is a farmer and a soldier. While stationed in Kunar, one of Afghanistan’s most dangerous provinces, he combined his two loves to serve his country as a soldier-farmer. As part of the Iowa National Guard’s 734th Agri-Business Development Team, Rottinghaus drew on his life a crop and livestock producer to teach Afghanis about sustainability and food safety.

Jun 12, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

USDA’s June Forecast for 2014/15 Production and Season-Average Farm Prices

The USDA says crop conditions in the Corn Belt are the better than any time since 2007. Check out what, if any, impact this is having on projected yields – along with a lot of other good information on 2014/15 production and price forecasts.

May 27, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Latest Facts and Figures on Farming

The U.S. Census on Agriculture is chock full of interesting facts and figures about the state of farming and ranching. Among them: A comparison of ag sales and expenses for our four-state area.

Apr 24, 2014 | Rural Communities

Every Day is Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work on the Family Farm

Here, at FCSAmerica, we’ll use Take Your Daughters and Sons Day to talk about ag, our chance to pay tribute to the generations of farming families who have passed their know-how and work ethic from parent to child.

Feb 18, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Educational Tool Teaches FFA Students Smart Risk Management

Wise farmers like to pose a question that goes to the importance of risk management: Would you rather be lucky or smart? For national FFA week, we look at how agriculture educators and FFA chapters give aspiring producers the right answer.

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