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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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Oct 4, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Investing in the Next Generation: Summer Internships at FCSAmerica

“Excellent customer service is what everyone at FCSAmerica strives for. The key? Care about and understand the customer.” --- Summer Intern, 2017

Sep 23, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

U.S. Agriculture in a Changing World: Peter Zeihan

“You are looking at the greatest agricultural expansion in history – and you are almost all alone.” Peter Zeihan

Sep 16, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Tips for Protecting Your Identity

We offer some general guidelines to protect your accounts with us.

Aug 4, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

New Education Program Takes Business Planning and More to Next Level

Most attendees already have business plans – it’s part of our Development Fund application process. Learn what they already know – then follow us on Twitter as we take this know-how to the next level.

Jul 19, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Opportunities and Obstacles in China Beef Market

What beef producers need to know about trade to China.

Jul 13, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Benchmark Farm Values For First Half of 2017

“It appears that the pace of decline in land values that we have seen during the past two years is slowing even though pressure on profit margins continues for grain producers.” Mark Jensen, chief risk officer.

Jun 28, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Challenges of Today Present Opportunities For Tomorrow

Advice from Doug Stark, our president and CEO, to young and beginning producers on understanding risks – and which ones to take – in order to grow an operation.

May 31, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Breaking Down Your True Breakeven

Relationship Manager Chris Nohr on the costs that go into a true breakeven.

Feb 2, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

State-by-State Farmland Trends

The latest farmland values in Iowa, eastern Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Nov 10, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Farm Credit Live From Trade Talk

But you don’t have wait for a favorite broadcast to hear some of the insights and expertise we’re sharing.

Sep 29, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmers’ Market: A Season Worth of Lessons

The successful operators learn how to best market and sell their products. Fallbrook Market Manager Megan Jackson.

Jul 18, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Continue Steady but Gradual Decline

Unlike last year, when a strong livestock market led to increased demand for pastureland, values on both pasture and cropland are generally down in 2016.

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