COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Nov 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

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

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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.

Sep 10, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Busheling through 2018: The Difference Yield and Federal MFP Payments Make on Farm Income

What do these scenarios tell us about the potential for profitability?

Sep 5, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Steady as She Goes

Crop conditions continue to favor one of the best harvest on record.

Aug 29, 2018 | Country Living Homes

Secure a Home Loan and Avoid These Five Pitfalls

We have developed the following list to help you maintain or improve your credit worthiness.

Aug 20, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Condition Inches Downward; Reports Not All Rosy

Day one tour results were startling: 100-bu./acre range of estimates.

Aug 15, 2018 |

What Successful Producers are Doing Today

Senior Vice President Bob Campbell on the strategic mindset of top producers.

Aug 14, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Crops Are Rushing to Maturity – and USDA Sees Strong Yields

We have the latest on the progress and condition of corn, bean, wheat and more.

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