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

Jun 27, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar outline the steps producers should take to identify the right adjustments for 2019.

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Jun 27, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Make Adjustments Now to Optimize 2019 Profitability

Economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar outline the steps producers should take to identify the right adjustments for 2019.

Mar 12, 2019 | 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.

Oct 11, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Make a Wet Harvest Productive with Updates to Your Financials

With grain harvest temporarily on hold due to rain in many parts of our territory, now is a great time to focus on the financial side of your operation.

Mar 21, 2018 |

Strive to Improve Crop Risk Management

We’ve got an overview of strategies and tips for improving your bottom line from our GrowingOn® meetings.

Nov 2, 2017 |

Positioning for Financial Success

Every producer defines success differently. But every successful producer shares some of these key practices.

Apr 21, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Making Tough Choices for Chance to Farm

“I carry my binder of farm finances everywhere and can lose sleep thinking about all the what-if scenarios with my cash flow and balance sheet,” Maggie Holub says.

Dec 11, 2014 | Crop Insurance

Tools to Managing Commodity Price Volatility

With interest rates still near historical all-time lows, agriculture producers have a prime opportunity to structure debt and focus on working capital to withstand commodity price volatility.

Jun 25, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Steps for Minimizing Operational Risks of Rising Interest Rates

Even though nobody can predict when interest rates will rise, a hike is inevitable. Producers can take steps now to better manage the risks that come with rising interest rates.

Oct 19, 2013 |

Mobilizing Support for South Dakota Producers

The early October blizzard that hit the state killed untold numbers of calves and cows. Now is the time to reach out and help South Dakota’s livestock producers.

Oct 19, 2013 | The Business of Agriculture

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