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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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Aug 20, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Getting Started with a CapEx Plan

Learn more about creating a multi-year, strategic capital expenditure plan.

Aug 13, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Farm Credit Grows Its Commitment to America’s Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers and Ranchers

In 2020 alone, according to the FCA’s data, new loans made by Farm Credit to young farmers increased by 37%, to beginning farmers by 57% and to small farmers by 63%.

Jul 23, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Moving Beyond "Know Your Costs of Production"

Learn more about how to factor cash flow, accounting and economic costs into your management decisions.

Jun 25, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Return on Investment

Learn more about what ROI means, how it is calculated and how to integrate it into the decision-making process.

May 21, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

The Economics of Family Living

Our latest webinar covered easy-to-overlook expenses, tips for measuring and tracking family living and benchmarks to consider.

Apr 24, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Spring 2021 Outlook

Learn how an environment of tight ending stocks, early planting and a strong pricing outlook could affect your operation and marketing plan.

Apr 19, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Side by Side Digital: The Art of the Side Hustle

Our latest educational offering aimed at young and beginning producers looks at key steps for ensuring a side hustle is a good investment of your time and resources.

Mar 26, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Marketing Plans that Weather the Storm

Learn more about creating a marketing plan that weathers the unexpected.

Mar 18, 2021 | Country Living Homes

More People Seeking a Piece of the Country

Sportsmen, always on the hunt for land, want a quick and safe getaway during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kitchen counter commuters want a home that can accommodate work, school and home life.

Feb 26, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Barriers to Budgeting: Allocating Fixed Expenses

Learn more about accounting for hard-to-allocate expenses.

Jan 29, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

2020 Market Forces Lift Farmland Values

Learn more about the economic factors driving land values.

Jan 27, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Drones Speed Crop Insurance Audits

When you select a crop insurance agency, you are choosing an entire team of companies to support your operation.

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