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Dec 12, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Knowing Your Cost Of Production Can Lead To Sound Management Decisions

We introduce you to “Joe Farmer” to illustrate the power of knowing your production cost.

Jun 7, 2017 |

Lock In Profit When You See It

“As soon as we got into a breakeven or profitable level, according to the budget, we started selling beans.” – John Anderson, Nebraska farmer

May 31, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Breaking Down Your True Breakeven

Relationship Manager Chris Nohr on the costs that go into a true breakeven.

Jan 17, 2017 |

Put Your Operation Under the Microscope in 2017

Five steps to better understanding your operation and its financial position for the 2017 season.

May 17, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Apply Marketing Tools to Capture Profits

Recent market rallies are critical windows of opportunity for agricultural producers positioned to take advantage of them.

Apr 21, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Making Tough Choices for Chance to Farm

“I carry my binder of farm finances everywhere and can lose sleep thinking about all the what-if scenarios with my cash flow and balance sheet,” Maggie Holub says.

Jun 18, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Driving Down Costs to Remain Competitive: Part 2

In this second installment of our blog series, our financial officers highlight some of the business practices and cost-cutting measures that could benefit producers.

May 11, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Practical Wisdom for New Generation of Producers

FCSAmerica teamed up with Farm Journal to ask experienced farmers to share their best advice with young and beginning producers. The result is the AgWeb series, Practical Wisdom.

Apr 10, 2014 | From the Farm

Reports From the Field: Growing Season Holds Promise Despite Slow Starts

Some of the producers in our four-state area could begin planting as early as next week. Others are waiting for frost to work its way out of the ground. Whatever the soil and weather conditions in their particular area, producers are itching to start on the 2014 planting season.

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