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Jul 30, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Dr. David Kohl draws on his own financial practice in the dairy and creamery business to help producers better understand their operation’s financial position.

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Jul 30, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Four Planning Habits for Better Financial Management of Your Farm or Ranch

Dr. David Kohl draws on his own financial practice in the dairy and creamery business to help producers better understand their operation’s financial position.

Apr 8, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Three Tools for Better Decision-Making

“Being price takers, not price makers, being weather takers, not weather makers, we need to focus on those things that we can control.” Christa Wilson, RVP for our related services.

Mar 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Steps for Managing COVID-19 Uncertainty

A guide to managing market volatility, potential supply chain disrupters and more in this era of COVID-19.

Feb 24, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

A Framework for Better Decisions

Three simple tools to help producers think through decisions big and small

Jan 21, 2020 | Crop Insurance

Indemnity Payments for 2019 - A Measure of Crop Insurance's Value

"This gives you an idea how important crop insurance can be in helping producers meet their obilgations." Tony Jesina - FCSAmerica SVP for insurance

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.

Nov 6, 2019 | Crop Insurance

Propane Disruption Hampers Already Challenging Harvest

The disruptions in propane supplies are compounding an already challenging growing season marked by late plantings and a delayed harvest.

Oct 28, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Get a Handle on Farm Machinery Investments

When you are planning to buy equipment, consider the economics and be sure you are making the purchase for the right reasons.

May 30, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Understanding Luck vs. Good-Decision Making to Become a Better Farm Manager

“Good decisions can have bad outcomes,” says ag economist David Widmar, “and bad decisions can have good outcomes.”

Aug 29, 2018 | Country Living Homes

Secure a Home Loan and Avoid These Five Pitfalls

We have developed the following list to help you maintain or improve your credit worthiness.

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