COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Sep 13, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Margin Protection reduces risk better than any other subsidized product on the market, especially for those whose yields are consistent with or higher than the county in which they farm.

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Mar 18, 2021 | Country Living Homes

More People Seeking a Piece of the Country

Sportsmen, always on the hunt for land, want a quick and safe getaway during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kitchen counter commuters want a home that can accommodate work, school and home life.

Feb 26, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Barriers to Budgeting: Allocating Fixed Expenses

Learn more about accounting for hard-to-allocate expenses.

Jan 29, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

2020 Market Forces Lift Farmland Values

Learn more about the economic factors driving land values.

Jan 27, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Drones Speed Crop Insurance Audits

When you select a crop insurance agency, you are choosing an entire team of companies to support your operation.

Dec 18, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Preparing for 2021

Learn more about key considerations for 2021 planning.

Nov 25, 2020 | Crop Insurance

Winter Wheat Off to a Rocky Start

Winter wheat faces tough growing conditions. Producers might be hesitant to market their crop, even during good rallies. That’s where Revenue Protection comes in.

Nov 20, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Equipment: Lease Versus Own

Key factors to keep in mind when considering lease versus purchasing decisions.

Oct 26, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Marketing Plans and Decision Traps

Learn how a marketing plan is the best tool for overcoming traps and shortcomings in decision making.

Sep 25, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Reviewing Government Payments in 2020

The recording from the Reviewing Government Programs in 2020 webinar is available.

Aug 21, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Evaluating Alternative Farmland Rental Agreements

The recording from the Evaluating Alternative Farmland Rental Agreements webinar is available.

Jul 30, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Four Planning Habits for Better Financial Management of Your Farm or Ranch

Dr. David Kohl draws on his own financial practice in the dairy and creamery business to help producers better understand their operation’s financial position.

Jul 28, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Recalibrating your 2020 Budget

The recording from the Budget 2020 Update webinar is available.

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