Team member highlight: Cindy Price on the Land Loan Process

Read what words of advice AgAmerica’s Closing and Servicing Manager has for those looking to learn more about recreational land loans, agricultural real estate, the land lending process, and more.

If you browse through the testimonials from AgAmerica’s clients, you’ll quickly realize that the closing process at AgAmerical Lending is a smooth one. The credit for most of that efficiency goes to AgAmerica’s Closing and Servicing Manager, Cindy Price. Getting an agricultural line of credit or land loan can be an arduous process with other lenders, but Cindy uses her considerable skills to make the process as easy as possible for her clients.  Discover why Cindy’s background makes her a perfect fit for the job and read her recommendations below.Read More

Employee Highlight: Tips on Running a Business Office with Chloe & Natalya

Read what advice AgAmerica’s Office Administrators have to share on running a business office.

They say a business is only as good as the employees working in it, or the team of employees. If a company’s business office team isn’t on the same page, then the company as a whole suffers; they ensure all the other parts of the company run smoothly. AgAmerica’s Office Administrator, Chloe Carpenter, and Administrative Assistant, Natalya Clemens, have words of wisdom to share so your business office can start the New Year on the right foot.Read More

Florida Sugarcane and Black Gold

Read about how important sugarcane is—and the muck it grows in—to Florida agriculture.

The state of Florida offers many different row crops, and sugarcane is a big one. Florida leads the U.S. in sugarcane production. While the tropical plant can be grown anywhere in The Sunshine State, the nutrient-rich muck fields of South Florida and Lake Okeechobee are the most desirable spots for growing the sun-loving cane. AgAmerica’s Regional Account Manager, Chuck Cruse, discusses this unique soil type, nicknamed “black gold,” and the steps farmers are taking to replicate it, below.Read More

Choices in Irrigation: Understanding The Latest Options

Irrigation is an important topic, because Agriculture needs a lot of water—and the proof is in the numbers.

A 2012 report by the USDA, which included a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), provides some eye-opening figures about the U.S. agriculture sector’s irrigation and water usage: According to the survey, which monitors water use by economic sector estimates, agriculture accounts for approximately 80 to 90 percent of U.S. consumptive* water use.Read More

Money Minute: Make the Most of Your Cattle Ranch Loan

These ‘best practices’ in land and livestock can help you put your cattle ranch loan to good use.

Running a cattle ranch isn’t an easy endeavor, but there are some practices that can help you to make the most of your cattle ranch loan. Burke Teichart, a cattle ranch consultant and speaker, outlines his seven keys to ranch profitability in a BEEF article. Read a summary of each of these best practices below.
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Money Minute: Citrus growers can save money with new method of detecting immature trees

Offering flexible financial solutions for growers, such as the Citrus Grove Conversion Program, we’re not unfamiliar with thinking outside the box.  Managing a citrus grove is no simple task. It requires ingenuity and forward-thinking, which is why a new UF/IFAS study caught our attention; it may soon help citrus growers to better manage their groves, and save money in the process. The study focuses on an improved method for detecting immature citrus trees using a consumer-grade digital camera and algorithm.Read More

Money Minute: Helping farmers understand their farming diversification options

There is no magic formula that guarantees success in farming year after year, but farming diversification is one option for helping ensure that crops are always growing the farm’s bottom line. However, choosing to diversify is a big decision. AgAmerica Lending recently conducted a survey on diversification to see the trends in diversification and nail down the ‘best practices’ that lead to success in crop diversification. You can read the full white paper with the survey’s results after reading the highlights below.Read More

Ag Loans Q&A with Correspondent Lender, Cameron Flowers

Agriculture is a tough industry, but fortunately, so are the growers and ranchers in it. It’s a truism that AgAmerica Lending Correspondent Lender Carmeron Flowers knows all too well, and it has rung especially true in his home state of South Carolina.  Raised on his family’s tobacco and swine farm, Cameron spent his youth in ag fields and accompanying barns, even when he was in school.  During his education at Clemson University where he earned a degree in Food Science, he served as Student Body Vice-President, managed a $2.4 million budget, increased ag funding at the university by 10 percent, and achieved many more accolades.  With a lifetime of agriculture under his belt, he currently runs a small herd of grassfed Angus and understands first-hand the challenges farmers and ranchers face on a daily basis.
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