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

Feb 18, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

We share Planalytics insights into corn and soybean conditions in Brazil and Argentina.

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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.

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 2, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Positioning for Financial Success

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

Oct 4, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

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

Sep 23, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

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.

Aug 4, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

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.

Jul 19, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Opportunities and Obstacles in China Beef Market

What beef producers need to know about trade to China.

Jul 13, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Benchmark Farm Values For First Half of 2017

“It appears that the pace of decline in land values that we have seen during the past two years is slowing even though pressure on profit margins continues for grain producers.” Mark Jensen, chief risk officer.

Jun 28, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Challenges of Today Present Opportunities For Tomorrow

Advice from Doug Stark, our president and CEO, to young and beginning producers on understanding risks – and which ones to take – in order to grow an operation.

May 31, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Breaking Down Your True Breakeven

Relationship Manager Chris Nohr on the costs that go into a true breakeven.

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