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

Aug 1, 2022 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland values continue to climb. We look at the farm real estate market in the first half of 2022.

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Jan 9, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Soften Modestly

While benchmark farmland values in eastern Kansas improved throughout 2018, the gain was modest in the last six months of the year.

Dec 19, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Important Tax Changes to Factor into 2018 Filings

Don’t overlook important changes to depreciation, business losses, ownership structure and more.

Nov 30, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Cow-calf Producers Seeking Better Margins

As producers seek to maintain black ink, paying close attention to feed and pasture costs is critical, David Widmar notes.

Nov 26, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Six Management Tips to Make 2019 a Success

This and more at a free GrowingOn meeting near you.

Nov 12, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Advocating for Farmer Veterans

When veterans return home, many are looking for a new purpose. As Frontier Farm Credit’s Tammy Darbyshire knows, they can find that in agriculture.

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.

Jul 16, 2018 | The Business of Agriculture

Farmland Values Hold Steady

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

Oct 13, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Preparing Your Game Plan for Cash Rent Negotiations

Dr. David Kohl also advises not losing sight of something more enduring than the current down cycle – successful working relationships between landlord and tenant.

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