COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Jul 29, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Our latest benchmark farmland study on values in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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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.

Mar 6, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Seasonal Price Strength: Are you Ready?

Check out our interactive recording of his presentation to improve your crop marketing.

Feb 11, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Protecting your Farm Against Shallow Losses

Supplemental crop insurance policies from private companies allow you to raise your corn or soybean insurance coverage so claims kick in with less of a loss.

Jan 16, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

AgTech Start-Ups to Compete at the 2019 Iowa Power Farming Show

Five startups will compete at 2:30 p.m. January 30 for a $20,000 grand prize and a $5,000 people’s choice award.

Jan 15, 2019 | Crop Insurance

New in 2019: Multi-county Enterprise Unit

Contact your local FCSAmerica insurance agent to learn if the new MCEU would be advantageous to your operation.

Jan 9, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Soften

“The softening of the market in the latter half of 2018 wasn’t unexpected and, in fact, it better aligns farmland values to profitability in the grain sector.” -- Tim Koch, chief credit officer

Jan 9, 2019 |

Grain in the Bin is Not a Plan

Three factors to consider in marketing that grain that is sitting in a bin.

Dec 31, 2018 |

What Weather is in Store This Year?

Register today for one of our free GrowingOn® meetings in Iowa during the month of January to hear the latest insights from weather expert Eric Snodgrass.

Dec 27, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Top Line Farm Bill Features

We highlight areas of the farm bill that will interest many of our customer-owners.

Dec 19, 2018 |

Important Tax Changes to Factor Into 2018 Filings

Don’t overlook important changes to depreciation, business losses, ownership structure and more.

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