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

Dec 23, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar talked with Chad Gent, our senior vice president of credit, about lessons learned from the past year.

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Mar 12, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Using the Power of Cash Flow Projections to Manage Your Business

That kind of knowledge is power, yet less than a quarter of producers prepare a cash flow statement.

Dec 23, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Lessons Learned in 2019 You Can Apply to 2020

Economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar talked with Chad Gent, our senior vice president of credit, about lessons learned from the past year.

Sep 10, 2018 | Crop Insurance

Busheling through 2018: The Difference Yield and Federal MFP Payments Make on Farm Income

What do these scenarios tell us about the potential for profitability?

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.

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.

Jun 7, 2017 |

Lock In Profit When You See It

“As soon as we got into a breakeven or profitable level, according to the budget, we started selling beans.” – John Anderson, Nebraska farmer

Jun 18, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Driving Down Costs to Remain Competitive: Part 2

In this second installment of our blog series, our financial officers highlight some of the business practices and cost-cutting measures that could benefit producers.

Jun 11, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Driving Down Costs to Remain Competitive: Part 1

In this two-part series, we look at topics such as efficiency gains, debt structure, living costs and more.

May 27, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Latest Facts and Figures on Farming

The U.S. Census on Agriculture is chock full of interesting facts and figures about the state of farming and ranching. Among them: A comparison of ag sales and expenses for our four-state area.

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