COMMON GROUND BLOG

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

Sep 13, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Margin Protection reduces risk better than any other subsidized product on the market, especially for those whose yields are consistent with or higher than the county in which they farm.

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Sep 24, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Inflation and Interest Rates

Learn more about the latest data and what might be ahead.

Sep 13, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Margin Protection: Risk Management for Price and Cost Changes

Margin Protection reduces risk better than any other subsidized product on the market, especially for those whose yields are consistent with or higher than the county in which they farm.

Sep 8, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Creating and Understanding Your Balance Sheet

The balance sheet can help you understand the strength of your operation or your reserve risk-bearing capacity.

Aug 24, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Cap Rate Calculator: Streamlined for Ease of Use

Three required fields – purchase price, cash rent and property taxes – deliver information for better buying decisions.

Aug 20, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Getting Started with a CapEx Plan

Learn more about creating a multi-year, strategic capital expenditure plan.

Aug 13, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Farm Credit Grows Its Commitment to America’s Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers and Ranchers

In 2020 alone, according to the FCA’s data, new loans made by Farm Credit to young farmers increased by 37%, to beginning farmers by 57% and to small farmers by 63%.

Jul 23, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Moving Beyond "Know Your Costs of Production"

Learn more about how to factor cash flow, accounting and economic costs into your management decisions.

Jun 25, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Return on Investment

Learn more about what ROI means, how it is calculated and how to integrate it into the decision-making process.

May 21, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

The Economics of Family Living

Our latest webinar covered easy-to-overlook expenses, tips for measuring and tracking family living and benchmarks to consider.

Apr 24, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Spring 2021 Outlook

Learn how an environment of tight ending stocks, early planting and a strong pricing outlook could affect your operation and marketing plan.

Apr 19, 2021 | The Business of Agriculture

Side by Side Digital: The Art of the Side Hustle

Our latest educational offering aimed at young and beginning producers looks at key steps for ensuring a side hustle is a good investment of your time and resources.

Mar 26, 2021 | Crop Insurance

Marketing Plans that Weather the Storm

Learn more about creating a marketing plan that weathers the unexpected.

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