The Growing Rural Infrastructure and Tower Construction Industry

The event of the National Association of Tower Erectors—NATE Unite—focused on rural infrastructure, complementing AgAmerica’s ventures into tower lending.

The last days of February and the first days of March played host to NATE Unite, the premier event of the National Association of Tower Erectors. Held in Ft Worth, Texas, from February 27th to March 2nd, the event brought together NATE members from all facets of the tower construction industry to focus on education, marketing, networking, and the development of solidity between NATE members. Explore the offerings of the NATE Unite event and why AgAmerica has entered the lucrative realm of tower lending.Read More

AgriWomen in the news: Texas Ranch Hosts Women’s Butcher Seminar

With the rising average age of farmers and a growing population, a recent women’s butcher seminar highlights how women in ag have never been more important.

There are about to be many boots to fill in the ag industry, and more mouths to feed in the world than ever before. The 2012 Census of Agriculture revealed a number of statistics on the demographics of farming: the average age of principal operators is 58.3—and heading closer to retirement age—and the number of principal operators has decreased for both men and women. With the world population growing at a fast pace, the number of farmers is decreasing at a time when they are needed most. This makes the topic of women in ag more important than ever before. A recent women-only meat butchering event at the Bar W Ranch in Texas highlights how women in agriculture can find a foothold in the industry.Read More

Growing Crops that Bring Agriculture and Fashion Closer Than Ever

Agriculture is an industry of innovation and pioneering ways, and a handful of producers are rising above the limitations on how they drive their destinies by digging into agriculture and fashion.

Agriculture and fashion are connected but far-removed. Farmers and ranchers grow and produce the materials that go into the clothes, accessories and home goods that are the basis of fashion, but they generally aren’t related to the creation of those fashion styles at all. Until now. A handful of U.S. ag producers are using a connection between agriculture and fashion to take the reins of growth and profit by turning out farm-to-home linens and clothing made from their own crops. Read below how the idea grew with one cotton farmer.Read More

State Focus – A Look at the Texas Agriculture Industry

They say everything is bigger in the Lone Star State, and it’s a statement that’s certainly true of the Texas agriculture industry.

Agriculture is big in Texas; the Lone Star State has the second largest agriculture industry in the country, based on agriculture receipts. Take a look at agriculture facts and statistics about the Texas agriculture industry, a powerhouse of agriculture, below.Read More

What’s the Buzz: the Role of Bees in Agriculture

The lessons learned were many when the AgAmerica team visited Kirkland Farms in early February to learn about bees in agriculture.

The importance of bees in agriculture is well-known, but the extent of the significance isn’t something that everyone understands completely. For those who rely on bees for the pollination of agricultural crops, like blueberry farms and others, bees are as necessary to the operation’s success as sunlight and water. The AgAmerica team recently visited Kirkland Farms, a farm with a blueberry operation located in Lakeland, Florida, to explore the role of bees in agriculture. Find out what all the buzz is about below.Read More

AgAmerica Recommends these Honey Recipes

Try These Honey Recipes for a Dish Featuring Nature’s Best Sweetener

Honey has long been a natural sweetener, and it’s still an important ingredient in many dishes. If you think honey is the bees’ knees, try one of these honey recipes to put a bit more of nature’s sweetness on your table. These honey recipes for baking and more hail from states where agriculture is a main industry, making bees an integral part of the trade. Paired with other commodities in the state, these honey recipes hit the spot.Read More

A Look at Southeast Floriculture for Valentine’s Day

Explore Southeast floriculture prior to one of its biggest days of the year: Valentine’s Day.

If you’re in the floriculture industry, February is likely a busy time. Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest times for cut-flower growers, and Southeast floriculture accounts for the lion’s share of floriculture crops by wholesale values, according to USDA NASS-compiled statistics. Explore the statistics about roses, carnations and other cut flowers— and Southeast floriculture in general— 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