COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Jan 21, 2020 | Crop Insurance

"This gives you an idea how important crop insurance can be in helping producers meet their obilgations." Tony Jesina - FCSAmerica SVP for insurance

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Apr 6, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

6 Questions to Ask Your Tax Professional

Use our helpful guide when meeting with your own tax advisor to ensure your operation is structured and operating in the best possible way.

Apr 4, 2018 | Country Living Homes

Dreaming of a Country Home? What You Need to Know Before Buying or Building

Use our checklist to avoid potential rural property pitfalls.

Mar 21, 2018 |

Strive to Improve Crop Risk Management

We’ve got an overview of strategies and tips for improving your bottom line from our GrowingOn® meetings.

Mar 14, 2018 |

Annie's Project Marks Milestone in Women's History Month

In this, Women’s History Month, Annie’s is celebrating its 100th class.

Feb 14, 2018 |

Home Show Season: Learn About Financing Your Rural Home

We have a list of home shows where our consumer lending officers will be on hand to help explain our financing options for rural homeowners.

Jan 23, 2018 |

Farmland Values Stabilize in 2017 in Grain Belt States

Farmland values in the grain belt states served by Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) stabilized in 2017, a reflection of continued market demand for quality land.

Jan 17, 2018 |

FCSAmerica to Host Ag Innovation Contest

FCSAmerica and its seven co-sponsors will award a grand prize to winning innovation.

Jan 10, 2018 | Country Living Homes

Ready-built Homes Provide a Quality Alternative to Traditional Home Construction

Driving this trend are people who see pre-built homes, whether delivered whole or in modules, as a good investment that saves time and, in some cases, money.

Jan 4, 2018 |

Will Storing Soybeans Pay?

Steve Johnson, host of our annual GrowingOn® meetings, offers insights into merchandising unpriced corn and soybeans.

Dec 19, 2017 |

What’s Your Storage Strategy?

Three factors to consider as you review your marketing strategy for your 2017 grain.

Dec 12, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Knowing Your Cost Of Production Can Lead To Sound Management Decisions

We introduce you to “Joe Farmer” to illustrate the power of knowing your production cost.

Nov 14, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Update: Harvest Chugs Slowly Along

Meanwhile, Nebraska and South Dakota farmers have finished planting winter wheat.

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FCSAmerica serves farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. For inquiries outside this geography, use the Farm Credit Association Locator  to contact your local office.