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

Mar 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

A guide to managing market volatility, potential supply chain disrupters and more in this era of COVID-19.

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Jan 7, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

#SpoonSalute to American Farmers Raises $10,000

We are closing our #spoonsalute campaign with a $10,000 donation to help fight hunger in our four-state territory, but there is no end to the gratitude embodied in each spoon salute shared through Facebook and Twitter.

Nov 25, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Ethanol Producers Use ’14 to Build Resiliency, Opportunity for Future

FCSAmerica began financing the renewable fuels industry more than a decade ago as an extension of our mission to finance rural America. Today, our renewable fuels team finances approximately 50 ethanol production facilities throughout the Midwest, serving in the roles of lead lender and participant.

Oct 21, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

FCSAmerica – a Co-op Model Worth Celebrating

As a cooperative whose sole mission is to serve agriculture, FCSAmerica is focused on the success of producers.

Oct 10, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Give a #SpoonSalute to Thank America’s Farmers

The cereal box is iconic for its celebration of heroes. And we can’t think of anyone more heroic than the American farmer. So we’ve launched an ad campaign that puts the faces of our customer-owners on the back of five Hy-Vee brand cereals. We invite you to join our tribute to agricultural producers with a #SpoonSalute on social media.

Aug 26, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Five Global Food Trends Reshaping American Farming

Prognosticators say we’ll need as much food in the next 50 years as has been consumed in the past 7,000 years. Learn what this population boom means for American farmers.

Aug 20, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

FCSAmerica Joins “Common Sense Nebraska” Coalition

FCSAmerica has joined the coalition of “Common Sense Nebraska” to build awareness and understanding of an EPA rule that would greatly expand the Clean Water Act to include bodies of water commonly found on or near farms and ranches.

Aug 18, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Live Coverage from Young and Beginning Conference

Follow our live blog from this year’s Side by Side Conference. Nearly 150 young and beginning producers arrive in Omaha this week to network and learn more about their chosen industry.

Aug 7, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Economic Conditions: Dairy, Ethanol, Poultry

Our commodity experts look at the economic factors that shaped second quarter prices, and what it means for the dairy, poultry and ethanol industries.

Aug 6, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Economic Conditions: Beef Feedlot and Cow-Calf

Our commodity experts look at the economic factors that shaped second quarter prices, and what it means for our cattle feeder and cow-calf operators.

Aug 5, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Economic Conditions: Swine

Our commodity experts look at the economic factors that shaped second quarter prices, and what it means for hog producers and the impact PEDv will have in the months ahead.

Aug 4, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

A Look at Economic Conditions Shaping Commodity Prices

Our commodity experts look at the economic factors that shaped second quarter prices, and what it means for producers.

Jul 17, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Prices Remain Strong

Despite reports earlier this year of a possible drop in demand for farmland, prices remain strong, nearing or hitting all-time highs in several areas of our four-state territory during the first six months of 2014.

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