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Jan 10, 2017 |

Solutions For Success in 2017

That was the message at this year’s GrowingOn meetings, which continue into January.

May 17, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Apply Marketing Tools to Capture Profits

Recent market rallies are critical windows of opportunity for agricultural producers positioned to take advantage of them.

Nov 9, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Third Quarter Commodity Review

The impact of tight margins, avian flu, lower cattle prices and more.

Apr 27, 2015 | From the Farm

Reports From the Ground: 2015 Planting Season

While farmers have been planting in fits and starts in pockets of FCSAmerica’s territory, the growing season is expected to start in earnest this week. Across the region, farmers are looking at several days of warm, dry weather.

Jun 12, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

USDA’s June Forecast for 2014/15 Production and Season-Average Farm Prices

The USDA says crop conditions in the Corn Belt are the better than any time since 2007. Check out what, if any, impact this is having on projected yields – along with a lot of other good information on 2014/15 production and price forecasts.

Apr 10, 2014 | From the Farm

Reports From the Field: Growing Season Holds Promise Despite Slow Starts

Some of the producers in our four-state area could begin planting as early as next week. Others are waiting for frost to work its way out of the ground. Whatever the soil and weather conditions in their particular area, producers are itching to start on the 2014 planting season.

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