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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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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.

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 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 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 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.

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