COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Nov 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Producers who update and refer to their budget throughout the year are among the most confident decision makers.

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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.

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.

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