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

Aug 24, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Three required fields – purchase price, cash rent and property taxes – deliver information for better buying decisions.

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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.”

May 2, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Time For a New Marketing Approach?

Sarina Sharp, a market analyst for the “Daily Dairy Report,” discusses consumer trends that could shape future marketing strategies in this second of three videos from the Central Plains Dairy Expo 2018.

Apr 20, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Why Dairy Producers are Feeling Financial Pain

Sarina Sharp, a market analyst for the “Daily Dairy Report” and a Farm Credit-sponsored presenter at the recent Central Plains Dairy Expo, explains the market forces that are squeezing margins.

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.

Mar 14, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Annie's Project Marks Milestone in Women's History Month

In this, Women’s History Month, Annie’s is celebrating its 100th class.

Jan 23, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Stabilize in 2017 in Grain Belt States

Farmland values in the grain belt states served by Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) stabilized in 2017, a reflection of continued market demand for quality land.

Jan 17, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

FCSAmerica to Host Ag Innovation Contest

FCSAmerica and its seven co-sponsors will award a grand prize to winning innovation.

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.

Nov 2, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Positioning for Financial Success

Every producer defines success differently. But every successful producer shares some of these key practices.

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