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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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May 4, 2017 | Rural Communities

Farm to School Movement

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

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

Mar 6, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Getting Your Crop Insurance in Order

Are you optimizing your insurance for the amount you are spending?

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 | 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 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 | 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.

Dec 20, 2016 | From the Farm

Speaking For Generations

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

Nov 10, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

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