COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Jan 21, 2020 | Crop Insurance

"This gives you an idea how important crop insurance can be in helping producers meet their obilgations." Tony Jesina - FCSAmerica SVP for insurance

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May 30, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Understanding Luck vs. Good-Decision Making to Become a Better Farm Manager

“Good decisions can have bad outcomes,” says ag economist David Widmar, “and bad decisions can have good outcomes.”

May 29, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Weather Continues to Challenge U.S. Crops

With even fewer planting days last week, planting in our area remains well off pace in the latest USDA report on crop update.

May 21, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Business-First Operations Honor Families, Build Legacies

Jolene Brown, an Iowa farmer and professional speaker, takes families through the steps to building a legacy and a stronger family with a business-first operation.

May 21, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Record Corn Unplanted for This Time of Season

Corn futures closed Monday at their highest price in nearly a year and wheat prices reached their highest level in three months on continued wet weather.

May 14, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Planting 2019: A Daunting Task

About a third of the crop land has surplus topsoil moisture. Subsoil moisture is similarly adequate.

May 10, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Better Safety Net

Sarina’s dairy outlook for 2019, sponsored by Farm Credit at the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

May 6, 2019 | Crop Insurance

A Challenging Crop Year

In addition to the extended forecast and analysis, we offer helpful information about your crop insurance.

Apr 22, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Shrinking Herd

Part 2 of Sarina’s dairy outlook for 2019, sponsored by Farm Credit at the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

Apr 17, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

A Better Year for Dairy Producers

Sarina’s dairy outlook for 2019, sponsored by Farm Credit at the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

Mar 14, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Farm Finances: How Do You Compare?

Check out our interactive recording of the presentation to prepare your operation for the coming year.

Mar 14, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Agriculture is Like No Other Business, Which is Why FCSAmerica is Like No Other Lender

A message from Mark Jensen, our president and CEO, on our 2018 financial results and our mission to serve agriculture through every cycle.

Mar 12, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Using the Power of Cash Flow Projections to Manage Your Business

That kind of knowledge is power, yet less than a quarter of producers prepare a cash flow statement.

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