COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Feb 21, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Discover which economic and crop insurance changes need to be factored into 2024 risk management plans ahead of March 15.

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Mar 25, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

From Goals to Plans

Learn more about moving beyond your goals and developing plans to achieve them.

Mar 11, 2022 | Country Living Homes

How Much House Can You Really Afford?

We have five tips to help you successfully finance a country home that fits both your lifestyle and your budget.

Feb 25, 2022 | Crop Insurance

Farm Policy Update

Learn more about the basics of the programs, current conditions and key considerations.

Feb 5, 2022 | 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.

Jan 21, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Optimism for U.S. Agriculture Carries Cropland Values to All-Time Highs

Year-end values in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota reached all-time highs in the latest benchmark farmland study from Farm Credit Services of America.

Dec 17, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Reviewing 2021, Preparing for 2022

Learn more about key considerations as you make plans for 2022.

Nov 19, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Net Present Value

Learn more about NPV and how you can apply this framework.

Oct 22, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

The Overlooked Risks

Learn more about improving your risk management plan.

Sep 24, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Inflation and Interest Rates

Learn more about the latest data and what might be ahead.

Sep 13, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Margin Protection: Risk Management for Price and Cost Changes

Margin Protection reduces risk better than any other subsidized product on the market, especially for those whose yields are consistent with or higher than the county in which they farm.

Sep 8, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Creating and Understanding Your Balance Sheet

The balance sheet can help you understand the strength of your operation or your reserve risk-bearing capacity.

Aug 24, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Cap Rate Calculator: Streamlined for Ease of Use

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

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