COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Nov 6, 2019 | Crop Insurance

The disruptions in propane supplies are compounding an already challenging growing season marked by late plantings and a delayed harvest.

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Jan 6, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

The Perfect Storm

Our market recap sets the stage for a deeper look at the poultry, beef and pork industries over the next several weeks.

Dec 30, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Balance Sheet Changes May Bail Out Cash Flow

The case study involving Larry Landholder examines how restructuring debt can improve working capital.

Dec 18, 2015 | Crop Insurance

ARC Payments Again for 2015; Less Likely in 2016

It will take a 2015 corn price of at least $5.18 or more and soybeans $11.30 or more to avoid a dropping price guarantee in 2016, says Brent Gloy at Purdue University.

Nov 23, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Join FCSAmerica’s Thanksgiving Day Tribute to Farmers, Ranchers

Share this preview of our Thanksgiving Day ad, along with your own tribute at #ThankAFarmer.

Nov 12, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Harvest Done? Don’t Feed Until You Measure!

Livestock feeders, now that your production is safely stored, request an appraisal before feeding any livestock. Brush up on recordkeeping requirements.

Nov 11, 2015 | From the Farm

Homegrown By Heroes

FCSAmerica sponsored three farmer veterans on a trip to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about Homegrown By Heroes. In honor of Veterans Day, we are sharing some of their stories.

Nov 9, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Third Quarter Commodity Review

The impact of tight margins, avian flu, lower cattle prices and more.

Oct 28, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Prices Suggest Revenue Indemnities; Wheat Crop Underway

With the 2015 corn harvest three-quarters completed, attention has turned to the next season – and how a strong El Nino might impact yields.

Oct 22, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Using Ag Values to Connect with Consumers

When visitors click the “We Care Pledge” on pillenfamilyfarms.com, they are reading the same words that are recited at least a couple of times each week at the third-generation Nebraska swine operation.

Oct 21, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Early Thanksgiving This Year?

Harvest prices are lower than spring projected prices, possibly triggering indemnities on some revenue protection policies. Contact your crop insurance specialist for more information.

Sep 29, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Winter Wheat Almost a Third Planted

We know you’re busy with field work, so we’re offering a reminder that Sept. 30 is your last day to meet several crop insurance deadlines.

Sep 22, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Few Preharvest Worries this Year

Crop progress numbers suggest there’s little concern about this year’s harvest being spoiled by frost.

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