COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Sep 14, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Learn more about the state of carbon markets and factors to consider before jumping in.

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May 13, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Corn and Soybean Outlook: May 2022

USDA has released its May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

May 12, 2022 | Crop Insurance

Risk Management Considerations Before Hail and Wind Damage

Learn more about hail and wind coverage as part of your risk management plan.

May 9, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

One Certainty in Today’s Market – Uncertainty

Read five actions you can take today to prepare for lower prices in a high cost environment.

Apr 22, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Spring 2022 Outlook

Learn more about decision-making strategies and risk management tools to help farmers and ranchers navigate through the uncertainty and move their operations forward – in the next six weeks, six months, and six years.

Apr 8, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Side by Side Digital: Market Moving Weather

Learn more about how weather throughout winter and early spring will influence the 2022 growing season.

Apr 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

2022 Planting Intentions: More Market Surprises

Matt Erickson, our economist, provides perspective on what USDA’s just released March Planting Prospective Plantings Report means for supplies, markets and more.

Mar 25, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

From Goals to Plans

Learn more about moving beyond your goals and developing plans to achieve them.

Mar 11, 2022 | Country Living Homes

How Much House Can You Really Afford?

We have five tips to help you successfully finance a country home that fits both your lifestyle and your budget.

Feb 25, 2022 | Crop Insurance

Farm Policy Update

Learn more about the basics of the programs, current conditions and key considerations.

Feb 5, 2022 | Country Living Homes

Secure a Home Loan and Avoid These Five Pitfalls

We have developed the following list to help you maintain or improve your credit worthiness.

Jan 21, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Optimism for U.S. Agriculture Carries Cropland Values to All-Time Highs

Year-end values in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota reached all-time highs in the latest benchmark farmland study from Farm Credit Services of America.

Dec 17, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Reviewing 2021, Preparing for 2022

Learn more about key considerations as you make plans for 2022.

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