COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Sep 13, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Margin Protection reduces risk better than any other subsidized product on the market, especially for those whose yields are consistent with or higher than the county in which they farm.

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May 15, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Full Speed Ahead?

The latest on crop progress and weather forecasts.

May 8, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Planting: Good Progress but Still Behind

“As you hear discussions of yields, keep in mind the average for corn is nearly 170 bu., and a range of 160 to 180 is possible,” says Purdue’s David Widmar. “The high end of that range would be devastating to markets.”

May 2, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Time For a New Marketing Approach?

Sarina Sharp, a market analyst for the “Daily Dairy Report,” discusses consumer trends that could shape future marketing strategies in this second of three videos from the Central Plains Dairy Expo 2018.

May 2, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Slow Start to 2018 Season; Prevent-plant and Replant Odds Increasing

This timely reminder takes you through the steps you must follow in order to claim crop insurance.

Apr 25, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Will We See a Repeat of 2014’s Growing Season?

But the lesson from 2014 is that a slow spring does not necessarily mean reduced production.

Apr 20, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Why Dairy Producers are Feeling Financial Pain

Sarina Sharp, a market analyst for the “Daily Dairy Report” and a Farm Credit-sponsored presenter at the recent Central Plains Dairy Expo, explains the market forces that are squeezing margins.

Apr 6, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

6 Questions to Ask Your Tax Professional

Use our helpful guide when meeting with your own tax advisor to ensure your operation is structured and operating in the best possible way.

Apr 4, 2018 | Country Living Homes

Dreaming of a Country Home? What You Need to Know Before Buying or Building

Use our checklist to avoid potential rural property pitfalls.

Mar 21, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Strive to Improve Crop Risk Management

We’ve got an overview of strategies and tips for improving your bottom line from our GrowingOn® meetings.

Mar 14, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Annie's Project Marks Milestone in Women's History Month

In this, Women’s History Month, Annie’s is celebrating its 100th class.

Feb 14, 2018 | Country Living Homes

Home Show Season: Learn About Financing Your Rural Home

We have a list of home shows where our consumer lending officers will be on hand to help explain our financing options for rural homeowners.

Jan 23, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Stabilize in 2017 in Grain Belt States

Farmland values in the grain belt states served by Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) stabilized in 2017, a reflection of continued market demand for quality land.

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