COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Apr 8, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

“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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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.

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 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.

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