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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Mar 14, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Farm Finances: How Do You Compare?

Check out our interactive recording of the presentation to prepare your operation for the coming year.

Mar 14, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Agriculture is Like No Other Business, Which is Why FCSAmerica is Like No Other Lender

A message from Mark Jensen, our president and CEO, on our 2018 financial results and our mission to serve agriculture through every cycle.

Mar 6, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Seasonal Price Strength: Are you Ready?

Check out our interactive recording of his presentation to improve your crop marketing.

Jan 16, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

AgTech Start-Ups to Compete at the 2019 Iowa Power Farming Show

Five startups will compete at 2:30 p.m. January 30 for a $20,000 grand prize and a $5,000 people’s choice award.

Jan 9, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Soften

“The softening of the market in the latter half of 2018 wasn’t unexpected and, in fact, it better aligns farmland values to profitability in the grain sector.” -- Tim Koch, chief credit officer

Dec 31, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

What Weather is in Store This Year?

Register today for one of our free GrowingOn® meetings in Iowa during the month of January to hear the latest insights from weather expert Eric Snodgrass.

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.

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