COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Nov 25, 2020 | Crop Insurance

Winter wheat faces tough growing conditions. Producers might be hesitant to market their crop, even during good rallies. That’s where Revenue Protection comes in.

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Apr 20, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Why Dairy Producers are Feeling Financial Pain

Sarina Sharp, a market analyst for the “Daily Dairy Report” and a Farm Credit-sponsored presenter at the recent Central Plains Dairy Expo, explains the market forces that are squeezing margins.

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 | Crop Insurance

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 | The Business of Agriculture

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 | Country Living Homes

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 | The Business of Agriculture

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 | The Business of Agriculture

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 | Crop Insurance

Will Storing Soybeans Pay?

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

Dec 19, 2017 | Crop Insurance

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.

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