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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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 | The Business of Agriculture

Tips for Protecting Your Identity

We offer some general guidelines to protect your accounts with us.

Sep 12, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Update: Crops Irregular Heading into Harvest

USDA is forecasting 14.2 billion bushels of corn and 4.43 billion bushels of soybeans.

Aug 29, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Update: Market is in Big Crop Mode

The December corn futures contract has fallen and November soybeans also are well below the levels they attained early in the growing season.

Aug 25, 2017 |

Know Where You Are To Get Where You Want To Be

Dr. David Kohl draws on his own financial practice in the dairy and creamery business to help our young and beginning producers succeed.

Aug 18, 2017 |

Rural Community Shines through Darkness of Eclipse

Communities lying in or near the path of total eclipse are the attention to show rural America at its best.

Aug 16, 2017 | Crop Insurance

Crop Markets Are Responding Negatively to USDA Reports

The Climate Prediction Center’s outlook the coming week supports the bears.

Aug 4, 2017 |

New Education Program Takes Business Planning and More to Next Level

Most attendees already have business plans – it’s part of our Development Fund application process. Learn what they already know – then follow us on Twitter as we take this know-how to the next level.

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