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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Sep 17, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Control Family Expenses to Protect Farm Profits

It’s not what you earn, it’s what you spend. For farm families whose living expenses crept up during the recent run of strong commodity prices, Dr. David Kohl’s words serve as a call to action.

Sep 9, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Drop Expected in Corn and Soybean Production

The percentage of corn and soybeans rated as poor to very poor is slightly higher than last year at this time. Analysts expect slightly lower production estimates when the USDA releases its supply/demand report on Friday.

Sep 8, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Estimated ARC Payments Are a Mixed Bag

Corn producers in each of the states are likely to see the largest ARC-CO payments.

Sep 3, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Geopolitics, Food Trends to Create Market Opportunities for U.S. Ag

Experts in protein, consumer trends and geopolitics spoke at our recent 2015 Agribusiness Finance Executive Summit, offering thought-provoking forecasts on what the future holds for U.S. agriculture.

Aug 25, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Who is Right About Yields?

The Pro Farmer Crop Tour that took place last week raises questions about the size of the 2015 corn crop. The tour also highlighted disease outbreaks in both corn and soybeans.

Aug 13, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Signup is Open for the Dairy Margin Protection Program

More than half the nation’s dairy producers enrolled in the 2015 Dairy Margin Protection Program. Open enrollment for 2016 runs through Sept. 30, and we explain your options.

Aug 11, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Crops Continue to Improve but Trade Expects Cuts

We bring you important production estimates at this critical time in the 2015 growing season – along with changes in 2016 crop insurance for wheat.

Aug 7, 2015 | From the Farm

Six Steps to Growing a Successful Farmers Market

Join us in celebrating National Farmers Market Week. Visit a farmers market near you this weekend. We also welcome you to stop by the Fallbrook Farmers Market on a Thursday evening between 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Aug 3, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Corn and Soybean Crops Improving

Even without expected acreage/yield loss, follow crop insurance rules.

Jul 28, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Side By Side Lesson: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

A lesson in getting better before getting bigger has kept Brenton and Justine Paxton focused on their goals and priorities.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rural Communities

Help Us Find 100 Fresh Perspectives

Nominations for 100 Fresh Perspective honorees are being accepted through December 18, 2015. Ten distinguished Fresh Perspective honorees also will receive $10,000 to help further their contributions to agriculture. Learn how you can nominate leaders in the industry and in your community at www.farmcredit100.com/fresh-perspectives/contest.

Jul 21, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Crops Making Good Progress

Weather conditions continue to boost corn development, with corn silking ahead of the average in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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