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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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Jul 15, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Acreage Reporting Deadline is Here

Accurate and timely reporting by July 15 is essential to protect your coverage - errors in reported acres can reduce or even eliminate loss payments.

Jul 13, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Young Couple Use Side by Side Lessons to Expand Farm

The Eberts used lessons learned at FCSAmerica’s annual Side by Side conference to determine the land purchases would pay dividends for years to come.

Jul 7, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Only 4 Percent of Beans to Go

With July 15 right around the corner, most states are within 6 percent of soybeans planted.

Jul 6, 2015 | From the Farm

Young Wyoming Rancher Helps Other Native Americans Succeed Through Ag

Still in college, Odessa Oldham helps operate a Wyoming ranch that she and her siblings built by drawing on their Native American heritage, the know-how of their parents, the advice of their FFA advisor and a lot of hard work.

Jun 30, 2015 | Crop Insurance

June Acreage Report: Likely Not the Last Word

The average trade estimate ahead of the report was for slightly more corn, at 89.292 million, and 85.171 million acres of soybeans.

Jun 30, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Late Planting Window Closing with a Few Acres to Go

Farmers and other grain market participants are on the edge of their chairs heading into the annual June planted acreage report on June 30.

Jun 25, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Dairy Q-and-A: Putting Profits to Work

Dairy producers remain mindful of the past as they make financial decisions for the future.

Jun 23, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Soybean Planting Behind Average, Conditions Slipping

July 15 also is the deadline for purchasing annual forage coverage. Finally, have you paid your wheat crop insurance premium? If not, you’ll want to do so right away, before interest charges accrues.

Jun 18, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Driving Down Costs to Remain Competitive: Part 2

In this second installment of our blog series, our financial officers highlight some of the business practices and cost-cutting measures that could benefit producers.

Jun 11, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Driving Down Costs to Remain Competitive: Part 1

In this two-part series, we look at topics such as efficiency gains, debt structure, living costs and more.

Jun 2, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Good Progress Planting Beans

Remember, final planting date for soybeans is June 10 in South Dakota and Nebraska, and June 15 in Iowa.

May 28, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Deadline Looms: Conservation Compliance Date for 2016 Crop Insurance

Monday, June 1, is the deadline for producers to file their AD-1026 form, confirming conservation compliance, with their FSA office.

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