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Jun 19, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Nebraska Farmers Get a Reporting Extension at FSA

This change does NOT affect reporting deadlines for crop insurance or for crops covered through FSA’s Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.

Jun 15, 2017 |

FCSAmerica Donation Helps Safeguard Nebraska’s Livestock Industry

“This is a win-win for Nebraska agriculture.” Bob Campbell, FCSAmerica senior vice president.

Feb 2, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

State-by-State Farmland Trends

The latest farmland values in Iowa, eastern Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Jun 28, 2016 | Rural Communities

Celebrating America's Farmers

What began as an experiment in making traditional vinegars has grown into a family enterprise trusted by top food publications and chefs to deliver a gourmet taste.

Jan 20, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Changes in Cropland Values -- Mixed

The significant decline in farmland prices anticipated by some forecasters since the peak in commodity prices in 2013 has not fully developed, though the impact of lower profit margins is reflected in adjustments to the market for both cropland values and cash rental rates.

May 21, 2015 | From the Farm

Cattle and Conservation Co-exist on Leopold-Winning Operation

Father and son earn Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award for helping to turn what many considered wasteland into grazing land.

Apr 27, 2015 | From the Farm

Reports From the Ground: 2015 Planting Season

While farmers have been planting in fits and starts in pockets of FCSAmerica’s territory, the growing season is expected to start in earnest this week. Across the region, farmers are looking at several days of warm, dry weather.

Aug 20, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

FCSAmerica Joins “Common Sense Nebraska” Coalition

FCSAmerica has joined the coalition of “Common Sense Nebraska” to build awareness and understanding of an EPA rule that would greatly expand the Clean Water Act to include bodies of water commonly found on or near farms and ranches.

Jul 25, 2014 | From the Farm

How to Build a Successful Farmers Market

Four years into our involvement with the Fallbrook Farmers Market in Lincoln, we have some insight into what it takes to build a successful farmers market.

Jul 17, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Prices Remain Strong

Despite reports earlier this year of a possible drop in demand for farmland, prices remain strong, nearing or hitting all-time highs in several areas of our four-state territory during the first six months of 2014.

Jun 2, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Rising Cattle Values Boost Need for Owner Equity, Lender Capacity

Ranchers, feeders and feedyard operators often ask why lenders require cattlemen to invest greater levels of equity to maintain the lending relationship. We offer the answers.

May 29, 2014 | From the Farm

A Family Winery in Nebraska Grainbelt

As founders of only the fourth vineyard in Nebraska, Max and Theresa McFarland faced some big challenges, including finding a lender who shared their vision.

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