Year-End Tax Tips for Farmers and Ranchers

Discover 8 tax tips for the new year.

As the end of the year approaches, it’s the perfect time to begin organizing your receipts and financial paperwork to prepare for the upcoming tax season. The tax filing deadline for Federal Income Tax Returns is Monday, April 15, 2019.Read More


Family Farms Remain Critical to U.S. Agriculture

Find out how family farms contribute to the nation’s ag industry

There’s no denying the importance of family farming. The USDA reports family farms as an essential part of United States (U.S.) agriculture, contributing approximately 99 percent of America’s 2.1 million farms, and 89 percent of agricultural production. A family farm is classified as any farm organized as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or family corporation, excluding farms organized as nonfamily corporations or cooperatives, as well as farms with hired managers.Read More


3 Tips for Buying a Ranch Farm

Learn how to mindfully approach choosing and purchasing a ranch farm

Owning a ranch farm can be a very exciting and fulfilling experience, especially for those looking to pass the ranching traditions on to the next generation. However, it’s not an investment to be taken lightly — owning a ranch comes with a lot of responsibility.Read More


Land Loans: Fixed Interest Rate vs. Variable Interest Rate

Interest rates are rising, what does this mean for agricultural and recreational land owners?

In September, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark federal-funds rate for the third time this year, as an effort to help sustain a strong economy for the long-run. Increases to the benchmark rate affect both short-term and long-term interest rates; however, rates on short-term loans such as revolving lines of credit and operating loans are impacted the most. This is of significance to farmers and ranchers who often employ these types of loans for day-to-day operational expenses. Economists speculate the government will increase rates once more this year in December, with that in mind, now is the prime time to review your operation’s financial plan.

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Developing Relationships for the Future of Agribusiness

Corporate Relationship Managers Jessica Slaughter and Blake Averitt discuss how they use their expertise as loan officers to bring financial solutions to farmers.

“Agriculture is a tough industry for anyone to succeed in and experiencing firsthand the dedication and perseverance needed to be successful in agriculture strengthened me as a person,” says Jessica Slaughter, Corporate Relationship Manager at AgAmerica. Read More


The Right Financing Team for Your Ag Business

Learn more about how the AgAmerica senior underwriting team finds land loan financing solutions for agribusiness clients.

If you’re considering an agricultural land loan, AgAmerica Lending has brought together a team of experts with a unique set of professional, agribusiness, and agricultural experience to serve all of your land loan needs. Transparency is important to us and we want you to know and understand the role each team member will play in facilitating your loan. Read More


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