COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Jun 3, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Planting has progressed. Get the latest on this week’s Crop Progress report.

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Feb 20, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Insurance Guarantee Check-in

Halfway through the crop insurance price discovery month (as of Feb. 17), both corn and soybeans were averaging slightly above last year’s crop insurance guarantees.

Feb 15, 2017 |

Don’t Overestimate Yield, Keep Expenses in Check in 2017

Jim Knuth, our SVP in Iowa, answers these questions and more in a Q-and-A with the Iowa Soybean Association.

Feb 10, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Solutions 2.0: 2017 GrowingOn Meetings Focused More on Marketing

Accepting the fact that the United States and the world have ample supplies of major crops, this year’s GrowingOn® meetings shifted emphasis.

Feb 2, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

State-by-State Farmland Trends

The latest farmland values in Iowa, eastern Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Jan 25, 2017 | Crop Insurance

When the Pennies Matter

“It would be foolish to invest in land, machinery, fertilizer, seed, fuel, etc., without the protection of crop insurance,” said one customer. “And you have to be prepared to lock in a profit when you can. Crop insurance is the risk management tool that helps you do that.”

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.

Jan 10, 2017 |

Solutions For Success in 2017

That was the message at this year’s GrowingOn meetings, which continue into January.

Dec 20, 2016 |

Speaking For Generations

But it doesn’t have to be like that. Learn how to tackle the generational divide on your family farm.

Nov 14, 2016 | Crop Insurance

Soybeans Hit 97 and Corn 93 Percent Harvested

It’s the hope of basis improvement that has many farmers storing both corn and beans this year.

Nov 10, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Farm Credit Live From Trade Talk

But you don’t have wait for a favorite broadcast to hear some of the insights and expertise we’re sharing.

Nov 9, 2016 |

Poultry Processing Opens Opportunities

“Benefits of contract production can include a guaranteed market, steady cash flow throughout the year and, in some cases, company-supplied expertise.” Bob Campbell, FCSAmerica.

Nov 7, 2016 | Crop Insurance

As Harvest Winds Down, Most are Thankful for Good Yields

Widespread crop insurance indemnities are unlikely.

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