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Don Harden Talks Florida Lemons

Explore the niche industry of Florida lemons.

As more details are coming out regarding the full effect of Hurricane Irma on Florida agriculture, most eyes are turned to the first release of the monthly Citrus Forecast in October. It focuses on citrus like oranges and grapefruit, but Florida lemons will not be as great of a concern to most of The Sunshine State’s citrus industry. As I shared in my latest column in Central Florida Ag News, the commercial lemon industry in Florida is a very niche industry, so it’s not as prevalent as other forms of citrus. See the reasons why Florida lemons are such a rarity below, and what it takes to grow a lemon tree in The Sunshine State.
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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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AgAmerica Eats Recipes: Pizza Recipes for Fall Tables Just in Time for National Pizza Month

Happy National Pizza Month! Enjoy these pizza recipes for a fun time with family and friends.

Autumn has begun, so it’s time for warm, savory recipes full of flavor and comfort. You can find both of those elements in our pizza recipes. Pizza is a perennial favorite, but it’s especially good for cool fall days as a party appetizer for football games, or as a fun family dinner. Pizza features comforting carbs and savory cheese that are a canvas for an array of toppings, all courtesy of the agriculture industry in the U.S. From the wheat in the crust and the tomatoes in the sauce to the dairy in the cheese and the meats and produce toppings, pizza is a testament to our country’s diverse ag industry. Find some of our favorite pizza recipes below, and try one or all in celebration of National Pizza Month this October!
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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


Florida Ranch Rodeo

If there’s one thing people in the ag industry can agree on, it’s that the rodeo is a good time for all.

The State Ranch Rodeo Finals are September 29th and 30th, and we are proud to be the sponsor for this important event. As a perennial favorite with people from all sectors of the ag industry, the rodeo is a great way to celebrate the heritage of the ranching way of life by exhibiting the necessary skills: riding, roping, and more. Catch a sneak peak of the event below, and then mark your calendars to attend!
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