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

Jul 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Insights and updates on some of the most important factors shaping the agricultural economy as we move into July.

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Apr 17, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

A Better Year for Dairy Producers

Sarina’s dairy outlook for 2019, sponsored by Farm Credit at the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

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.

Feb 11, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Protecting your Farm Against Shallow Losses

Supplemental crop insurance policies from private companies allow you to raise your corn or soybean insurance coverage so claims kick in with less of a loss.

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 15, 2019 | Crop Insurance

New in 2019: Multi-county Enterprise Unit

Contact your local FCSAmerica insurance agent to learn if the new MCEU would be advantageous to your operation.

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

Jan 9, 2019 |

Grain in the Bin is Not a Plan

Three factors to consider in marketing that grain that is sitting in a bin.

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.

Dec 19, 2018 |

Important Tax Changes to Factor Into 2018 Filings

Don’t overlook important changes to depreciation, business losses, ownership structure and more.

Nov 28, 2018 |

Rural Property Appraisals

Jeannie Fetrow, FCSAmerica real estate and chattel appraiser, shares five rural property features to consider when buying or building in the country.

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