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Mar 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

A guide to managing market volatility, potential supply chain disrupters and more in this era of COVID-19.

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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

Dec 31, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

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.

Nov 19, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

AgTech Start-Ups to Compete in Our Second Ag Innovation Pitch

Our Ag Innovation Pitch is focused on solutions that have the potential to improve the lives of farmers and ranchers, including the more than 50,000 customers we serve.

Oct 11, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Make a Wet Harvest Productive with Updates to Your Financials

With grain harvest temporarily on hold due to rain in many parts of our territory, now is a great time to focus on the financial side of your operation.

Jul 16, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Hold Steady

Even with seasonal fluctuations, farmland values have remained generally consistent since 2015.

May 23, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Central Plains Dairies Have a Competitive Advantage

“U.S. dairy can really make a splash globally.”

Apr 6, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

6 Questions to Ask Your Tax Professional

Use our helpful guide when meeting with your own tax advisor to ensure your operation is structured and operating in the best possible way.

Dec 12, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Knowing Your Cost Of Production Can Lead To Sound Management Decisions

We introduce you to “Joe Farmer” to illustrate the power of knowing your production cost.

Sep 16, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Tips for Protecting Your Identity

We offer some general guidelines to protect your accounts with us.

Jul 13, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Benchmark Farm Values For First Half of 2017

“It appears that the pace of decline in land values that we have seen during the past two years is slowing even though pressure on profit margins continues for grain producers.” Mark Jensen, chief risk officer.

May 31, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Breaking Down Your True Breakeven

Relationship Manager Chris Nohr on the costs that go into a true breakeven.

Feb 2, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

State-by-State Farmland Trends

The latest farmland values in Iowa, eastern Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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