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

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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Jan 16, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

AgTech Start-Ups to Compete at the 2019 Iowa Power Farming Show

Five startups will compete at 2:30 p.m. January 30 for a $20,000 grand prize and a $5,000 people’s choice award.

Jan 15, 2019 | Crop Insurance

New in 2019: Multi-county Enterprise Unit

Contact your local FCSAmerica insurance agent to learn if the new MCEU would be advantageous to your operation.

Jan 9, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Soften

Farmland values in much of our four-state territory softened slightly in the last half of 2018 but remained stable overall.

Jan 9, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Grain in the Bin is Not a Plan

Three factors to consider in marketing that grain that is sitting in a bin.

Dec 19, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Important Tax Changes to Factor Into 2018 Filings

Don’t overlook important changes to depreciation, business losses, ownership structure and more.

Nov 28, 2018 | Rural Communities

Rural Property Appraisals

Five rural property features to consider when buying or building in the country.

Nov 19, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

AgTech Start-Ups to Compete in Our Second Ag Innovation Pitch

Our Ag Innovation Pitch is focused on solutions that have the potential to improve the lives of farmers and ranchers, including the more than 50,000 customers we serve.

Nov 13, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Quality Issues Raise Crop Insurance Questions

Your FCSAmerica insurance team explains some of the common scenarios and is ready to guide you through the claims process when quality is an issue.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rural Communities

Advocating for Farmer Veterans

When veterans return home, many are looking for a new purpose. At Farm Credit, where Veterans Day is year-round, we help them find that purpose in agriculture.

Oct 30, 2018 | Country Living Homes

What Rural Home Buyers Need to Know About Zoning, Access and More

That’s why it’s important to understand the extent of any zoning laws, easements or access agreements before closing on your country dream home.

Oct 11, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Make a Wet Harvest Productive with Updates to Your Financials

With grain harvest temporarily on hold due to rain in many parts of our territory, now is a great time to focus on the financial side of your operation.

Sep 28, 2018 | Country Living Homes

Sail Through Your Country Home Purchase With Our Water and Septic Tips

Our tips for evaluating water sources will help you make a sound decision about your move to the country.

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