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Find trends, outlooks and more on financing rural America from Frontier Farm Credit.

Apr 9, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

“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.

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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.

Jul 26, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

MFP Payments Will Bolster Income in a Challenging Year

“It is risky to make any plans based on government programs.” – Brent Gloy, aei economist.

Jul 25, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

MFP Payments Will Help This Year

MFP payments will range from $15/ to $150/acre, with the highest payments expected in the Delta and cotton areas of other states.

Jul 3, 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 18, 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.

Mar 15, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Agriculture is like no other business, which is why Frontier Farm Credit is like no other lender.

A message from Mark Jensen, our president and CEO, on our 2018 financial results and our mission to serve agriculture through every cycle.

Mar 14, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Seasonal Price Strength: Are you Ready?

Check out our interactive recording of his presentation to improve your crop marketing.

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