COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Jul 29, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Our latest benchmark farmland study on values in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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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.

Nov 2, 2017 |

Positioning for Financial Success

Every producer defines success differently. But every successful producer shares some of these key practices.

Oct 18, 2017 | From the Farm

Celebrate National Cooperative Month

When you own part of a cooperative like FCSAmerica, “you know that they’re all working to help you succeed.”

Oct 17, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Update: Late-season Rains Help Some, Hurt Others

Steve Johnson with Iowa State University on the options facing growers in high-moisture areas.

Oct 11, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Update: Corn and Soybeans Continue to Lag Average Harvested Levels

Even though there are ample 2016 supplies on hand to satisfy short-term demand, the harvest delays could cause some issues at elevators and on transport lines.

Oct 4, 2017 |

Investing in the Next Generation: Summer Internships at FCSAmerica

“Excellent customer service is what everyone at FCSAmerica strives for. The key? Care about and understand the customer.” --- Summer Intern, 2017

Oct 2, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crops Continue to Lag; Condition Little Changed: Crop Progress Report

Looking ahead, a new forecast from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center raises the odds of a La Nina this fall and winter.

Sep 25, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Update: Variability is High this Year

The September supply/demand drew skepticism from many regarding projected yields. Can corn make USDA’s 169.9 or soybeans, 49.9 bu.?

Sep 23, 2017 |

U.S. Agriculture in a Changing World: Peter Zeihan

“You are looking at the greatest agricultural expansion in history – and you are almost all alone.” Peter Zeihan

Sep 16, 2017 |

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