3 Steps to Prepare Your Agribusiness for 2019

Is your agribusiness ready for the new year?

As 2019 approaches, don’t miss the opportunity to prepare your agribusiness for the new year. Whether you want to diversify or grow your operation in the upcoming year, taking a step back and assessing your operation and its long-term financial health is a critical step in planning for the new year. Here are three key steps you can take to prepare your agribusiness for year-end and kick-off 2019 on the right foot.Read More

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Get to Know AgAmerica’s Closing and Servicing Team

Learn more about what closing loans and loan servicing means to our team and your operation.

AgAmerica’s lending process offers borrower a unique experience from beginning to close. We understand the agricultural land loan process can seem daunting and that’s why we have instituted one team to guide you through the process, ensuring our custom loan package meets the needs of your operation. A critical part of this team includes our closing and servicing team members who are focused on making the loan closing and servicing process timely and efficient for all involved.Read More

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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

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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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Washington State Agriculture Industry Thrives

Learn more about the diversity of the Washington state agriculture sector, and find out what makes The Evergreen State a top spot for apple production

Washington State is more than just home to the famous Space Needle. Thanks to its rich soils, diverse climate, and large-scale irrigation, Washington is one of the world’s most productive growing regions. Farmers across the state produce more than 300 crops annually, including apples, potatoes, and wheat. Milk and beef cattle are also top commodities, making Washington the second most diverse state for agricultural commodities produced.Read More

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Florida Citrus Production Forecast Released

As the first USDA Citrus Crop Estimate makes its way through the news feeds, Patrick Spinosa discusses what it means for the citrus industry.

In my latest column in Central Florida Ag News (CFAN), I discussed how rootstocks, federal disaster relief, and land loans are key in the comeback the Florida citrus industry may see with the 2018-19 harvest. This month, we heard the first USDA Citrus Crop Estimate, predicting whether the Florida citrus farming industry will rebound from its worst season since World War II. The first citrus production forecast was released on October 11th and the numbers do not disappoint. The USDA predicts the Florida citrus fruit crop will see 79 million boxes before the close of the season next July.Read More

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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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Employee Highlight: Chief Revenue Officer Craig Lickley

From Farmer to Chief Revenue Officer, Craig Lickley, Joins AgAmerica Lending Ready to Make a Difference

At AgAmerica Lending, we are committed to ensuring we have the best possible team to take care of your farm real estate lending and agriculture mortgage loan needs. We continue towards this commitment with the new addition of our Chief Revenue Officer, Craig Lickley. Read More

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