For the Love of the Ag Expo: The Sunbelt Ag Expo

Check out what’s on the schedule for the Sunbelt Ag Expo.

The Sunbelt Ag Expo is fast approaching. Slated for October 17th to the 19th, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Expo and promises to be another great event. AgAmerica Lending has always held a special place in our hearts for this agriculture expo and this year is no different. Relationship Managers Don Harden and Patrick Spinosa and Correspondent Lenders Ethan Cooper and Doug Moore will be on site and look forward to networking with attendees at booth BP-15. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for photos of the AgAmerica team at the Expo!

Get a sneak peek of all that’s happening at this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.

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History of National Farmer’s Day

Explore the history of National Farmer’s Day, and learn why we celebrate those in the ag industry on October 12th.

October 12th is National Farmer’s Day, and it’s a day for everyone to acknowledge the hard work that goes into feeding and supplying a nation. The day generally encourages everyone to thank the farmers and ranchers in their lives and to pay tribute in some way to the unknown individuals who plow, sow, raise, feed, and harvest to provide the food and materials that our country needs to succeed. Explore the history of the day below.
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Power of 10: Top Fall Crops in the Southeast

Explore the top 10 fall crops growing and being harvested in the Southeast during the fall months.

Fall is a season that is typically associated with the harvest, however there are also certain crops that are grown during the fall months in Southeast. The Southeast’s warmer weather and typically mild winters means plants can grow longer. These fall crops truly extend the growing season to nearly year-round in some states. Explore the top 10 fall crops to look for this autumn.
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Ag in the Community: The Farm to School Program

Get the details of the Farm to School Program that’s helping to take produce from the field to the lunch trays of local school children and educate them on agriculture.

October is National Farm to School Month. Agriculture is an important part of every community, and the Farm to School Program is a great example that highlights the impact of agriculture on our communities. The Farm to School Program helps put local produce in school cafeterias through utilizing a partner network that stretches across the nation. To date, it’s estimated that 42,587 schools in the U.S.—roughly 42% of all the schools in the country—participate in the program. And, with 40 states having policies that are supportive of the program, it’s an effort we can all get behind. Read the details of the program below, and see how it’s a win for kids, farmers, and communities alike.Read More


A Look at the U.S. and Texas Cotton Crop

See how this year’s Texas cotton crop is shaping up.

This year’s national cotton crop was looking to be a good one, rivaling the 2008-09 cotton crop, according to a Texas Farm Bureau article, though both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma may have done enough damage to ruin the possibility of a record-setting year. Cotton is an important crop as the U.S. is a leading exporter of cotton and one of the top three cotton-producing nations in the world. The forecasts for Texas cotton production were up prior to Harvey as well. See what the experts say is behind it all, what impacts Harvey and Irma may have had, and what cotton growers can expect, below.
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Future Generations in Agribusinesses

See statistics on transferring the agribusiness to future generations, and how AgAmerica Lending has lent a helping hand to make such dreams a reality.

Many in the ag industry dream of passing their family farming tradition on to the next generation. It’s a collective dream that will be necessary—along with those just entering the ag industry—in order to meet the demands of a growing population. AgAmerica Lending surveyed over 500 farming operations all across the U.S. to explore the topic of transferring the family agribusiness to future generations. See the results of our survey, and how we’ve helped others—and how we can help you—to pass your agribusiness on to future generations.
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Ag Events of Note: Pecan Growers Association’s Fall Field Day

See what topics were front-and-center at the Pecan Growers Association’s Fall Field Day.

Pecans are a fast-growing crop in the Southeast, so it’s no wonder the Pecan Growers Association’s Field Day was well-attended. Held September 7th, the field day was an event where pecan growers and others in the industry got together to learn, discuss, and share ideas. Held at the UGA Ponder Farm in Tifton, Georgia, this year’s meetings was chock-full of useful information. AgAmerica correspondent lender, Ethan Cooper, was in attendance to represent the AgAmerica Lending team and answer questions about our tree nut farm loans. See some of the events and topics that were front-and-center this year.Read More


Georgia Peanut Tour

If you’re in the peanut industry, then you’re likely headed to the Georgia Peanut Tour in mid-September.

Peanuts are a rising star in agriculture, and there’s no denying that Georgia is the Peanut Capital of the U.S. Take a look at some Georgia peanut facts we gathered. It’s only fitting that the state hosts the Georgia Peanut Tour, a combination of seminars, meetings, and tours of peanut farms and processing facilities in and around Albany, Georgia. Slated for September 19th to the 21st, it’s the 31st annual Peanut Tour hosted by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, USDA-ARS National Peanut Laboratory, and the Georgia Peanut Commission. AgAmerica Lending’s Correspondent Lender, Ethan Cooper, will be in attendance; get a sneak peek of some of the event’s offerings below.
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The Peanut Commodity in the Southeast United States

September is Peanut Season: So Have a Look at the Country’s Peanut Commodity.

Peanuts are in season, and there’s a lot going on concerning the country’s all-important peanut commodity in the month of September. September 13th is National Peanut Day, and the Georgia Peanut Tour is September 19th through the 21s t in Albany, Georgia, and the surrounding area; AgAmerica Correspondent Lender, Ethan Cooper, will be in attendance. Take a look at this important commodity, the peanut, below.
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Texas Cattle in Chinese Beef Market

The finalizing of an agreement between the U.S. and China make U.S. and Texas cattle exports to China a reality.

Trade talks between the U.S. and China concerning U.S. beef exported to the Asian nation concluded in June with an agreement to allow U.S. exporters to resume beef shipments to China. And it has industry experts talking about Texas cattle making its way to Chinese dinner tables. As the largest U.S. producer of beef, Texas cattle producers stand to benefit a great deal from the renewal of U.S. beef exports to China. See details of the trade developments below.
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