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

Dec 15, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

With the end of the year in mind, watch as we discuss three financial metrics that are especially relevant headed into 2024.

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Feb 23, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

Cycles in Agriculture

Watch as we review the production ag business cycle, conditions in 2024 and the implications for your operation.

Jan 26, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

The Latest on Farmland Values

Watch as we dig into recent and historical farmland values and what they mean for producers in 2024.

Dec 15, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Three Financial Metrics to Monitor in 2024

With the end of the year in mind, watch as we discuss three financial metrics that are especially relevant headed into 2024.

Nov 17, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Getting a Plan to Deploy Your Profits Strategically

Watch as we discuss how to utilize and deploy profits strategically.

Oct 20, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Scenario Planning

Watch as we discuss how to develop useful scenarios, consider how your strategies might change and build a better business strategy.

Sep 22, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Strategic Planning

Watch as we discuss how to shift your mindset into long-term strategic planning and the benefits of doing so.

Aug 25, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Evaluating Cash Rental Rates

Watch as we discuss what's driving cash rental rates up and management strategies to implement going into 2024.

Jul 28, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Building and Improving Your Bench of Trusted Advisors

Watch as we discuss the importance of peers and advisors that improve your thinking and discuss strategies for getting started.

Jun 23, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Financing the Next Generation: Transitioning Assets

Watch as we unpack the two main drivers of a farm business – operations and assets – and discuss asset transition strategies.

May 19, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Building a Farm Business Model

Watch as we discuss a simple framework for thinking about your farm’s business model and how to get started.

Apr 21, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Spring 2023 Outlook

Catch up on global stocks, U.S. planting intentions and the latest issues impacting the ag marketing outlook.

Mar 27, 2023 | The Business of Agriculture

Earned Versus Unearned Equity Changes

Watch as we discuss earned equity – what it is, why it’s important, how to calculate it and how to grow it over time.

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