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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Nov 28, 2018 |

Rural Property Appraisals

Jeannie Fetrow, FCSAmerica real estate and chattel appraiser, shares five rural property features to consider when buying or building in the country.

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.

Nov 13, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Quality Issues Raise Crop Insurance Questions

Your FCSAmerica insurance team explains some of the common scenarios and is ready to guide you through the claims process when quality is an issue.

Nov 12, 2018 |

Advocating for Farmer Veterans

When veterans return home, many are looking for a new purpose. At Farm Credit, where Veterans Day is year-round, we help them find that purpose in agriculture.

Oct 30, 2018 |

What Rural Home Buyers Need to Know About Zoning, Access and More

That’s why it’s important to understand the extent of any zoning laws, easements or access agreements before closing on your country dream home.

Oct 16, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Poor Weather Stalls Harvest

Better weather in the week ahead will help, at least on fields that aren’t too wet for machinery.

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.

Oct 10, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Season Ends Much as It Started: Wet

Slowed field work is narrowing the gap between this year’s progress and the five-year average.

Oct 2, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Corn Now a Week Ahead; Soybeans Slightly Less Advanced

Soybean harvest also has advanced, while grain sorghum is slightly behind average.

Sep 28, 2018 | Country Living Homes

Sail Through Your Country Home Purchase With Our Water and Septic Tips

Our tips for evaluating water sources will help you make a sound decision about your move to the country.

Sep 24, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Combines – and Planters – Rolling

Harvest of corn and soybeans is ahead of average in our service area.

Sep 12, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Whopping Yields: Too Good to be True?

Iowa and Nebraska are among seven states projected to see record high yields for both crops.

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