COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Nov 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Producers who update and refer to their budget throughout the year are among the most confident decision makers.

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Jun 14, 2017 |

Farm Credit Continues Strong Support for America’s Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers and Ranchers

Farm Credit’s outstanding loans to young farmers rose 2.6% in 2016 to $27.8 billion. Outstanding loans to beginning farmers increased more than 3 percent to $42.8 billion.

Jun 13, 2017 | Crop Insurance

South Dakota is Feeling the Heat: Crop Progress Report

We’ve already seen some volatility on wet weather and conjecture about replant and prevent-plant acres. The next four to six weeks are the makers or breakers for corn yields.

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

Jun 5, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Corn Crop Condition Improved; Soybean Progress Behind: Crop Progress Report

The weather forecast holds good news for these states, though.

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.

May 30, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Initial Crop Condition Falls Short of Last Year: Crop Progress Report

There is more of the same on tap for the Corn Belt, with forecasts favoring below average temps and above average rainfall.

May 22, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Planting Progress: One More Week to Finish

But weather could be a factor in the final dash.

May 16, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Planting Progress: Catch up on Acreage, Lag on Emergence

A fuller picture of planting progress emerges when acreage intentions is taken into account.

May 9, 2017 | Rural Communities

Educator, Fresh Perspective Honoree: Bernard Geschke

“As the world becomes more electronic with newer and larger equipment, our next generation will accomplish amazing feats. However, safety and health will remain important in everyone’s lifestyle.” Bernard Geschke

May 4, 2017 |

Farm to School Movement

Thank you to all those who are helping to connect children to ag through food and education.

May 3, 2017 |

How Much Damage to Kansas Wheat?

This year’s wheat crop already carried more than the usual weight because of lower overall acreage.

Apr 25, 2017 | Rural Communities

A Half Century of Family and Farm

“We’ve had a good 50 years, and I’m glad to have been associated with Farm Credit for those 50 years.” Henry Brinkman, Ramona, South Dakota

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