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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.

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Nov 6, 2017 |

Positioning for Financial Success

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

Oct 17, 2017 |

Crop Update: Late-season Rains Help Some, Hurt Others

Steve Johnson with Iowa State University on the options facing growers in high-moisture areas.

Oct 11, 2017 |

Crop Update: Corn and soybeans continue to lag average harvested levels

Even though there are ample 2016 supplies on hand to satisfy short-term demand, the harvest delays could cause some issues at elevators and on transport lines.

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

Oct 2, 2017 |

Crop Report: Crops Continue to Lag; Condition Little Changed: Crop Progress Report

Looking ahead, a new forecast from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center raises the odds of a La Nina this fall and winter.

Sep 25, 2017 |

Crop Update: Variability is High this Year

The September supply/demand drew skepticism from many regarding projected yields. Can corn make USDA’s 169.9 or soybeans, 49.9 bu.?

Sep 16, 2017 |

Tips for Protecting Your Identity

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

Sep 12, 2017 |

Crop Update: Crops Irregular Heading into Harvest

USDA is forecasting 14.2 billion bushels of corn and 4.43 billion bushels of soybeans.

Aug 29, 2017 |

Crop Update: Markets are in Big Crop Mode

The December corn futures contract has fallen and November soybeans also are well below the levels they attained early in the growing season.

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.

Aug 16, 2017 |

Crop Markets Are Responding Negatively to USDA Reports

The Climate Prediction Center’s outlook the coming week supports the bears.

Jul 31, 2017 |

Crop Progress: Northern Plains Drought Spreading into Corn Belt

Important crop insurance reminder: Call your agent before chopping corn.

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