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May 14, 2024 | The Business of Agriculture

The May 2024 WASDE provided the first projections of supply and demand for the new marketing year. If projections pan out, producers are looking at strong production for the 2024/25 marketing year, increased supply and lower prices for corn and soybeans.

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Feb 1, 2018 |

Ready-built Homes Provide a Quality Alternative to Traditional Home Construction

Driving this trend are people who see pre-built homes, whether delivered whole or in modules, as a good investment that saves time and, in some cases, money.

Jan 29, 2018 |

Farmland Values Stabilize in 2017 in Grain Belt States

Farmland values in the grain belt states served by Frontier Farm Credit and Farm Credit Services of America stabilized in 2017, a reflection of continued market demand for quality land.

Jan 5, 2018 |

Will Storing Soybeans Pay?

Steve Johnson, host of our annual GrowingOn® meetings, offers insights into merchandising unpriced corn and soybeans.

Dec 19, 2017 |

What’s Your Storage Strategy?

Three factors to consider as you review your marketing strategy for your 2017 grain.

Dec 12, 2017 | Crop Insurance

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 6, 2017 |

Positioning for Financial Success

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

Oct 4, 2017 |

Investing in the Next Generation: Summer Internships

“Excellent customer service is what everyone at FCSAmerica strives for. The key? Care about and understand the customer.” --- Summer Intern, 2017

Sep 16, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Tips for Protecting Your Identity

We offer some general guidelines to protect your accounts with us.

Aug 28, 2017 |

Know Where You Are To Get Where You Want To Be

Dr. David Kohl draws on his own financial practice in the dairy and creamery business to help our young and beginning producers succeed.

Jul 19, 2017 |

Opportunities and Obstacles in China Beef Market

What beef producers need to know about trade to China.

Jun 15, 2017 | The Business of Agriculture

Farm Credit Continues Strong Support for America’s Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers and Ranchers

Farm Credit’s outstanding loans to young farmers rose 2.6% in 2016 to $27.8 billion. Outstanding loans to beginning farmers increased more than 3 percent to $42.8 billion.

Feb 28, 2017 |

Industry Report: Global Pork Trade Outlook

Pork industry trends from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Center.

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