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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.

May 21, 2015 | From the Farm

Cattle and Conservation Co-exist on Leopold-Winning Operation

Father and son earn Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award for helping to turn what many considered wasteland into grazing land.

May 20, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Progress Slows; Cold Weather Worries Northern Growers

Producers who believe they need to replant due to non-emergence or who see damage from the recent cold weather should contact their insurance agent immediately.

May 12, 2015 | Crop Insurance

Corn Planting Well Along as Final Planting Dates Approach

Progress has been rapid in planting this year's crops. But for those who face challenges, our crop insurance staff reviews options when final planting dates arrive.

May 11, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Practical Wisdom for New Generation of Producers

FCSAmerica teamed up with Farm Journal to ask experienced farmers to share their best advice with young and beginning producers. The result is the AgWeb series, Practical Wisdom.

Apr 22, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

How to Decide Right Time for Farmland Purchase

Learn more about the factors in determining the right time to purchase farmland.

Mar 31, 2015 | From the Farm

Farming Lesson: Look Beyond Gender to Skills, Talents

Farming and ranching have provided opportunities for women to be partners in their operations. At Farm Credit Services of America, we understand the value women bring to the workplace and to our Board of Directors.

Mar 30, 2015 | Rural Communities

Our Impact: Making a Difference in the Communities We Serve

Our third annual Community Impact Report highlights the difference that can be made through agriculture education, hunger relief, emergency services and young, beginning and small producer programs.

Mar 24, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Leasing Farm Buildings as Tax Strategy

Whether they are adding grain bins, machine sheds or livestock facilities to their operations, more producers are choosing leases, primarily as a tax management strategy.

Mar 20, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Is Your Biosecurity Plan Built to Defend Against Avian Flu?

Avian flu has been confirmed for the first time in the Mississippi flyway, heightening the need for strong biosecurity and creating uncertainty in the poultry market.

Mar 3, 2015 | Crop Insurance

FCSAmerica GrowingOn Meetings Help Producers Prepare for the 2015 Crop Year

FCSAmerica hosted GrowingOn® meetings in 30 locations across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota from December 2014 through January 2015.

Feb 19, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Already Suited for Ag Jobs, Veterans Get Resume Tips

Veterans arrive in the private sector job-ready. As an ag lender, FCSAmerica has an additional reason to recruit vets: About 45 percent of armed service members come from rural America and understand our customers and their businesses.

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FCSAmerica serves farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. For inquiries outside this geography, use the Farm Credit Association Locator  to contact your local office.