Common Ground Blog

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

Mar 27, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

A guide to managing market volatility, potential supply chain disrupters and more in this era of COVID-19.

Read more

More Content

Jul 30, 2018 |

How Much House Can You Really Afford?

We have five tips to help you successfully finance a country home that fits both your lifestyle and your budget.

Jul 24, 2018 |

Crop development continues ahead of average; condition slips

Crop conditions, however, have deteriorated some. This and more in the latest crop progress report.

Jul 16, 2018 |

Farmland Values Hold Steady

Even with seasonal fluctuations, farmland values have remained generally consistent since 2015.

Jul 10, 2018 |

Double the Usual Corn Silking

With more than a third of the crop silking, USDA rates three quarters of the crop in good/excellent condition. Soybeans don’t look shabby either: 71 percent rates the top two categories.

Jun 26, 2018 |

Rain makes Grain

Corn condition exceeds the past four years and soybean condition matches 2014 and 2016.

Jun 18, 2018 |

Spring crop ratings continue strong

Call your crop insurance officer as soon as you detect a loss, keep records by section and don’t commingle old-crop and new-crop before having measurements taken.

Jun 12, 2018 |

Healthy Corn Equals Happy Farmers

Seventy-seven percent of the corn crop and 74 percent of beans are rated as good to excellent in the 18 states that report to USDA. See this week’s USDA crop report to see how Kansas crops compare.

Jun 5, 2018 |

Planting is virtually over; crop ratings are generally good for spring crops

Concerns about drought remain in the Dakotas and Kansas and Nebraska.

May 29, 2018 |

Crop Update: From a late season to ahead of average

Drought, however, remains a concern in the Southern Plains and the Dakotas.

May 16, 2018 |

Financing options for buying now and building later.

With a home site loan, you can buy your land now, and build your dream home later.

May 15, 2018 |

Full Speed Ahead?

The latest on crop progress and weather forecasts.

May 8, 2018 |

Planting: Good progress but still behind

“As you hear discussions of yields, keep in mind the average for corn is nearly 170 bu., and a range of 160 to 180 is possible,” says Purdue’s David Widmar. “The high end of that range would be devastating to markets.”

Ready to Talk?

Contact us if you have questions or need more information. Fill out the form, or connect with your local office using the Office Locator.

Frontier Farm Credit serves farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural residents in eastern Kansas. For inquiries outside this geography, use the Farm Credit Association Locator  to contact your local office.