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Feb 21, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Discover which economic and crop insurance changes need to be factored into 2024 risk management plans ahead of March 15.

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Jul 19, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Opportunities and Obstacles in China Beef Market

What beef producers need to know about trade to China.

Jul 13, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Benchmark Farm Values For First Half of 2017

“It appears that the pace of decline in land values that we have seen during the past two years is slowing even though pressure on profit margins continues for grain producers.” Mark Jensen, chief risk officer.

Jun 15, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

FCSAmerica Donation Helps Safeguard Nebraska’s Livestock Industry

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

Jun 7, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

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.

Feb 15, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

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 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 17, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

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 | The Business of Agriculture

Solutions For Success in 2017

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

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 | The Business of Agriculture

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.

Oct 27, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Pork Packing Renaissance?

“I can envision this creating opportunities for beginning farmers to build contract barns, as well as creating a new market for independents, like myself.” Kevin Rasmussen, Iowa pork producer

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