Earth Day and Ag: Conserving the Farming Tradition, the Earth, and the Wildlife in It

Take a look at the role of agriculture in conservation this Earth Day, and see how a conservation easement loan fits in.

Earth Day—April 22nd—started as a national day to focus on the environment, and for those in agriculture, every day has been a good day to focus on land conservation. Farmers and ranchers have long acted as stewards of the land, protecting the natural resources that sustain their agricultural ends. This Earth Day is a good one for all “agvocates” to let others know what steps their ag operations undertake on a daily basis and spread the word on sustainable agriculture practices. Learn about a few of the environmental “best practices” those in the agriculture industry follow, and consider a conservation easement loan.Read More

Florida Tomato Grower Recognized for Sustainable Tomato Farming

One Florida tomato grower was awarded the coveted 4R Advocate Award for sustainable tomato farming.

We’re proud to toot the Florida ag industry’s horn with the announcement that tomato grower Gary Reeder, and his colleagues at the tomato operation West Coast Tomato, were awarded the 4R Advocate Award by The Fertilizer Institute. As only the second Florida recipient of the award in its history, Reeder was recognized for his sustainable tomato farming practices concerning fertilizer use. Find out what the 4R Advocate Award is all about, and what about Reeder’s sustainable tomato production earned him the prestigious award.Read More

AgriEaster: an Egg-citing History of Eggs and Easter

The history of eggs and Easter is a fascinating one.

If you’ve ever wondered what baskets of candy, chocolate bunnies, and colored eggs have to do with the religious side of Easter, you’re not alone. While there is no one connection that all historians agree on between present day and the history of eggs and Easter, there is a consensus that the rituals of decorating eggs, making nests, eating candy and telling stories of the Easter Bunny all have pagan origins, before the rise of Christianity. It was a time when agriculture was as prominent, or even more so, as it is today, but when people believed a bit of magic was useful on the farm too. Explore the connections between modern-day Easter and the history of Easter eggs.Read More

Top 10 Reasons You Should Apply for Our 10-Year Line of Credit

Discover ten reasons to apply for an AgAmerica 10-year line of credit.

AgAmerica’s custom loan packages are a major way we stand out from the crowd, and our 10-year line of credit is a perfect example of how our loan products are designed to fit the needs of your agribusiness. It’s an agricultural line of credit like no other, and we’re happy to share the testimonials of your fellow farmers and ranchers as proof. Find the top 10 reasons why you should apply for our 10-year line of credit.Read More

Exploring the Livestock Industry: Rabbit and Sheep Farming

While sheep and rabbits are part of the imagery of spring, they are also part of the U.S. livestock industry.

When you think of the livestock industry, you likely envision cattle and hogs, but there are many other variations of livestock with rich histories of animal husbandry of their own. If you’re considering a livestock land loan, know that your options go beyond cattle ranching. Explore statistics for both sheep and rabbit farming businesses in the U.S. below.Read More

AgAmerica on Precision Ag

Precision ag is the future of agriculture technology and will offer a wealth of ag data.

Agriculture and technology go hand-in-hand, and an AgAmerica article on precision ag shows why. Not only does agriculture technology make farming and ranching easier, it also makes it better. The possibilities for precision ag and other high-tech farming equipment are seemingly endless, offering a variety of data that can benefit productivity, profitability, and even environmental stewardship. According to the article, U.S. farms are expected to more than double their use of new technologies through 2019. Read a synopsis of the article below.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

Jeb Bush Keynote Speaker at Lay of the Land Conference

Governor Jeb Bush is the keynote speaker at Saunders Real Estate’s annual Lay of the Land Conference this March.

This March 17th will see the Lay of Land Conference, hosted by Saunders Real Estate. Held at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, Florida, the event is Saunders’ annual conference for Florida landowners. AgAmerica Lending is the platinum sponsor of the event and former Governor Jeb Bush is the keynote speaker. Explore the conference and its offerings below.Read More