COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Apr 8, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

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

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Apr 24, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Spring 2021 Outlook

Learn how an environment of tight ending stocks, early planting and a strong pricing outlook could affect your operation and marketing plan.

Mar 26, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Marketing Plans that Weather the Storm

Learn more about creating a marketing plan that weathers the unexpected.

Feb 26, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Barriers to Budgeting: Allocating Fixed Expenses

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

Dec 18, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Preparing for 2021

Learn more about key considerations for 2021 planning.

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.

Jun 26, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Finding the Sweet Spot on Debt Use

Learn more about the key ratios to watch and a practical aspect of debt use.

Apr 8, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Three Tools for Better Decision-Making

“Being price takers, not price makers, being weather takers, not weather makers, we need to focus on those things that we can control.” Christa Wilson, RVP for our related services.

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