Drought Happens: Water, Irrigation Options, and More

Irrigation is important in farming because drought tends to sneak up on you.

In 1950, weather expert, H.P. Gillette, described drought as a “creeping phenomenon.” When you think about it, that’s a pretty accurate statement. Drought tends to sneak up on you. “Drought is different than other natural hazards,” explains Mark Svoboda, a climatologist and director of the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska, and one of the co-founders, as well as a former author, of the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor. “Tornadoes hit hard and leave, floods or hurricanes can last days, but then they’re gone, too. But droughts…they can take months to develop and then last for months or even years…and drought has a much larger spatial and temporal footprint.” In AgAmerica Lending’s latest article, we look at drought and why irrigation is important to agriculture. Read a summary of the article below.Read More


AgAmerica Whitepaper on Farm Financial Management – How Do Farms Make Decisions?

With the ever-increasing importance of farming—and the unique challenges that go with it—farm financial management and decision making has never been more important.

Actor, cowboy, and newspaper columnist Will Rogers once said, “The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t still be a farmer.” It’s a sentiment that’s as true today as it was during Rogers’ lifetime in the first half of the 1900s. It seems that farming gets tougher and tougher every year, and a growing world population that’s forecast to increase food demand anywhere from 59% to 98% by 2050 only adds greater responsibility to the job. With the pressures and demands of the industry, we at AgAmerica wondered how the nation’s growers and producers go about making farm financial management decisions. We surveyed growers from across the nation and published a whitepaper, Decision-Making Success: Making Smart Financial Management Decisions for Your Farm. Read a summary of it below, and find a link to the full paper.Read More


Don Harden on Crop Diversification

AgAmerica Lending’s Don Harden talks crop diversification.

America’s farmers are always on the lookout for ways to lessen their risk and improve the bottom lines of their agribusinesses. In my latest column in Central Florida Ag News, I shared a popular strategy for achieving those goals: crop diversification. Discover the benefits of crop diversification below, and explore an AgAmerica Lending survey that delved into the details of diversification in agriculture across the country.Read More


Top 10 Documents Needed to Apply for a Land Loan

Know what documents you should have ready when you apply for a land loan.

The process of applying for a land loan has the unfortunate reputation of being a procedure that will test your patience and sanity, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As the land loan experts, we make every effort to simplify the process, but there are some steps you can take, too, when you apply for a land loan to help the process run more smoothly. One option is to have all the paperwork land loan lenders will want ready when you apply for a loan. Review the top 10 documents you’ll need when applying for a land loan.Read More


AgAmerica Lending on Risk Management in Farming

The experts at AgAmerica weigh in on risk management in farming.

Risk is an inherent part of the agriculture industry, but most risks can be planned for to mitigate the damages. A recent AgAmerica Lending article shares advice concerning risk management in farming, offering options to help the nation’s growers and producers prepare. Explore the topic of risk management in agriculture below, and read the advice of our industry experts.Read More


Ag Tech: Increasing Efficiency with Apps and Farm Technology

Discover how ag apps are the farm technology you already have in your back pocket.

Farm technology has always driven the advancement of agriculture; in today’s world that means agriculture apps that can be downloaded to a cell phone or tablet for easy access in the field. In a recent article by AgAmerica in Farm Flavor, we explored how farming and agriculture apps can improve your ag operation.Read More


National Nutrition Month: Growing Nutrient-Rich Crops in the U.S.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, take a look at the agricultural trend of growing nutrient-rich crops.

March is National Nutrition Month, and it’s been heralded by a number of positive news stories concerning nutrition. For instance, there’s the fact that water has overtaken soda as the nation’s #1 selling beverage. Improving the nation’s nutrition has been a long time coming, and the dividends are beginning to pay off. Take the trend of growing nutrient-rich crops; this trend became popular because consumers are increasingly looking for the most quality for their caloric buck. Not only do consumers increasingly choose more nutrient dense food, such as fresh produce over processed junk foods, they also want the nutrient density of the healthy foods they eat to be as high as possible. Explore the details of this trend and those foods that have the most beneficial nutrients, like polyphenol antioxidants, below.Read More


Power of 10: Telling the Story of Our Agricultural Line Of Credit

AgAmerica’s agricultural line of credit offers a host of benefits, but don’t just take our word for it; see what agribusiness owners are saying about the success they’ve had with our 10-year LOC.

At AgAmerica, we’re pretty proud of our custom loan packages, especially when they include our agricultural line of credit (LOC). We know it’s a unique product in ag lending that offers many benefits to the agribusinesses that take advantage of it. We think our clients do a great job describing the successes they’ve found using our 10-year LOC, so we’re sharing their stories with you. Read some of the testimonials from real customers below to uncover all the ways our 10-year line of credit can help you and your agribusiness.Read More


The Importance of Soils in Land Management

Soils and land management must go hand-in-hand if you’re looking to improve harvests and crop quality.

The latest studies in agriculture show once again that we need to pay closer attention to our soils. We can do a better job of understanding it, protecting it, and amending it. Soil is the thin layer of particles and organic matter on the surface of the Earth where plants grow. Though it may not seem it to us, it is quite a thin layer, and it’s easily lost. When we take care of soil, it can help us to grow bigger, healthier yields and feed more people on less acreage. Don Harden recently talked about Central Florida soils in Central Florida Ag News. Read what he shared—and a bit more—below.Read More


Top 10 Ag Finance Buzzwords

These ag finance buzzwords can add clarity when exploring the ins and outs of ag loans and the loan application process.

Interested in pursuing an agricultural land loan? As the nation’s premier agricultural lender, AgAmerica helps the country’s ranchers and farmers succeed in financing their agribusinesses. We aim to strengthen their operations with our custom loan packages featuring low interest rates, long amortizations, and an outstanding 10-year line of credit. Below is a list of common financial buzzwords and their definitions. Better understanding them will help you navigate the loan application process.Read More


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