It’s Halloween! A Word on the Pumpkin Commodity and Growing Pumpkins

Get the inside scoop on what parts of the country are growing pumpkins, everybody’s favorite squash for Halloween.

Pumpkins are a major part of both autumn and Halloween to the point that they are symbolic of both the season and the holiday. Have you ever wondered which states are growing pumpkins for Halloween while carving a Jack O’Lantern or pondered where the pumpkin in your Thanksgiving pie comes from? Explore the answers and other facts about the darling of the Cucurbita genus, the pumpkin.Read More


Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Get the details of the 2017 Farm Bureau Annual Meeting at the end of October.

If you’re in agriculture in Florida, you’re likely headed to the 2017 Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. Hosted by the Florida Farm Bureau for members, the meeting is “the time when our voting delegates discuss and approve policy resolutions submitted by county Farm Bureaus statewide.” In this way, all the individuals in Florida’s agricultural community who are a part of the Florida Farm Bureau can have their voice heard. As your industry partner, AgAmerica Lending will be attending to keep up on current trends in agriculture and ensure we understand, and continue meeting, the evolving needs of today’s farmers. Scheduled for October 30th to November 1st, the annual meeting is being held at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach. Make sure to meet up with Relationship Manager Patrick Spinosa at the AgAmerica-sponsored Welcome Reception October 30th

Take a look at the agenda for the event below.
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National Get Smart About Credit Day: Credit Tips

We’ve compiled the best credit tips to help you out concerning your credit and agricultural land loans.

National Get Smart About Credit Day is October 19th, and it’s the perfect time to increase your knowledge about what your credit is all about. For those looking for farm loan credit, it’s a topic of great significance. We’ve compiled the best credit tips to help you out concerning your credit and agricultural land loans.
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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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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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