COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Oct 28, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

When you are planning to buy equipment, consider the economics and be sure you are making the purchase for the right reasons.

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Mar 3, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Tax Exemption a Win for Nebraska’s Economy and Ag Producers

Nebraska is one of eight states still charging sales tax on repairs and parts for ag equipment, but that could change during the 2014 legislative session. We look at what that could mean to Nebraska and its ag producers.

Feb 18, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Educational Tool Teaches FFA Students Smart Risk Management

Wise farmers like to pose a question that goes to the importance of risk management: Would you rather be lucky or smart? For national FFA week, we look at how agriculture educators and FFA chapters give aspiring producers the right answer.

Dec 30, 2013 | The Business of Agriculture

Risky Environment Calls for Close Eye on Breakeven, Insurance and Marketing Plans

Heading into 2014, corn and soybean prices have declined while input prices are flat, so margins will be tighter. This intensifies the need for smart planning and marketing.

Dec 13, 2013 | The Business of Agriculture

Ag Women Connect at National Event

The annual Executive Women in Agriculture conference is a great place to learn and share with other women producers.

Dec 2, 2013 | The Business of Agriculture

Rancher Relief Fund Grows, Now Accepts Applications

The South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund has raised nearly $1.8 million and is now accepting applications from producers who lost animals to Storm Atlas.

Nov 4, 2013 | The Business of Agriculture

Livestock Recovery Takes More than Dollars and Cents

As our financial officers meet with customers affected by livestock losses in South Dakota and Nebraska, I’m reminded that recovery isn’t as easy as simply buying more cows.

Oct 19, 2013 | The Business of Agriculture

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