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Jan 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Whether you own, buy or rent, farmland plays a major role in any operation. We help you understand the forces shaping today’s real estate market.

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Jan 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Forces Shaping Farmland Values

Whether you own, buy or rent, farmland plays a major role in any operation. We help you understand the forces shaping today’s real estate market.

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 – Frontier Farm Credit 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 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Planning for 2020: Small Changes in Costs Expected

Producers who update and refer to their budget throughout the year are among the most confident decision makers.

Oct 31, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Cybersecurity Awareness: Top Ten Tips to Keep You and Your Operation Safe

We take the security of your personal information seriously. You also can take steps to protect yourself.

Oct 30, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Protecting Your Mobile Security

Up to 91% percent of cybercrime starts with an e-mail. You are most vulnerable when using smartphones, tablets and laptops.

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.

Oct 21, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Password Practices Have Power to Protect

When you don’t have a system in place to manage your important accounts, you leave yourself and your business exposed to outside threats.

Oct 19, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Rural Locations Provide No Defense Against Phone, Internet Hackers

#BeCyberSmart during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and beyond with tips and resources on cybersecurity.

Oct 9, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Working Capital: The Original Risk Management Tool

Working capital is one of the most talked-about indicators of financial well-being in today’s agricultural industry.

Aug 27, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

2019 Decision Time: ARC vs PLC

“Given tight margins, it’s critical we all make good decisions and not leave dollars on the table.” Economist Brent Gloy.

Jul 29, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Relatively Stable, Despite Downward Pressure

Our latest benchmark farmland study tracks changes in cropland and pasture land in eastern Kansas.

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