COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Aug 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland values are off their double-digit hikes of last year. Even so, the average value for ground is at an all-time high. We have a state-by-state breakdown of land values and sale prices for the first half of 2022.

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Jun 26, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Finding the Sweet Spot on Debt Use

Learn more about the key ratios to watch and a practical aspect of debt use.

May 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Custom Farming: Insourcing vs. Outsourcing

The recording from the Custom Farming webinar is available.

May 8, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Spring 2020 Outlook

The recording from the Spring 2020 Outlook webinar is available.

Apr 8, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Three Tools for Better Decision-Making

“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.

Mar 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Steps for Managing COVID-19 Uncertainty

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

Mar 12, 2020 | 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.

Feb 24, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

A Framework for Better Decisions

Three simple tools to help producers think through decisions big and small

Jan 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Forces Shaping Farmland Values

Whether you own, buy or rent, farmland plays a major role in any operation. We help you understand the forces shaping today’s real estate market.

Jan 8, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Ag Tech Innovation Competition Returns to Iowa Power Farming Show

One start-up swept our Ag Tech Innovation Competition last month at the Nebraska Power Farming Show. We’ve got all new competitors at the Iowa Power Farming Show.

Dec 23, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Lessons Learned in 2019 You Can Apply to 2020

Economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar talked with Chad Gent, our senior vice president of credit, about lessons learned from the past year.

Nov 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Planning for 2020: Small Changes in Costs Expected

Producers who update and refer to their budget throughout the year are among the most confident decision makers.

Nov 15, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Start-Ups Vie for $20,000 at Ag Tech Innovation Competition in Nebraska

This year’s competing start-ups offer solutions in the areas of labor, traceability, irrigation management and more.

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