How Programs are Helping New Farmers Overcome Beginning Farm Challenges

Learn what resources are available to help start a farm.

Historically, multi-generational farm operations have largely represented U.S. agriculture—most operators continuing on the traditions of their parents and grandparents. Indeed, there are several new farmers who are entering into the industry without a family legacy or inherited land to get them started. These beginning farmers bring fresh passion and enthusiasm to their endeavors and are a valuable part of the ag community.

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Unpacking the 2018 Farm Bill

Legislation with a long history addresses modern farm issues.

The 2018 Farm Bill plays as much of an essential role today, as the first bill’s introduction 86 years ago during the Great Depression. On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill, formally known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The majority (80 percent) of this $867 billion legislation funds the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as food stamps. The other 20 percent directly impacts farming.

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Three Generations of Texas Farmers

Three Generations of Texas Farmers and the Lessons Behind the Growth of their Family Farm

The Sandy Country series first introduced the touching story of Lanny and Rita Bezner and the journey they took to build their family-operated farm, 3B Farms. The video takes a glimpse into the 16,000-acre Texas operation that grows corn, wheat, alfalfa, watermelons, and grain sorghum, in addition to an expansive livestock operation that includes more than 8,500 head of cattle.

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A Texas Farmer’s Legacy

Meet the Incredible Texas farmer and family behind 3B Farms.

This past October, AgAmerica Lending was lucky enough to capture the story of a multi-generational family farm operation in the sandy country of Dalhart, Texas. The story of 3B Farms—a farm operation of corn, wheat, watermelon, and cattle—began with Lanny and Rita Bezner who had the determination to start an operation in the unforgiving sandy country of Northwest Texas, a feat some thought would never be possible.

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Celebrate the Arrival of Springtime on the Farm

How Farmers Prepare For The Spring Season

Find out how farmers and ranchers cultivate a flourishing spring season and lay the groundwork for summertime success.

March 20th marked the first day of spring—a season full of transformations and promise—and the beginning of a very busy time for farmers and ranchers across the nation.

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New Clean Water Rule May Mean Big Changes for Farmers and Ranchers

Learn more about the changes that may be on the horizon for the Clean Water Act and find out how they could effect the U.S. agriculture industry.

On December 11, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army signed a proposed rule that, if approved, would result in the revision of the Clean Water Act, which was first implemented by the George H.W. Bush administration in 1972.

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Women in Ag Grow Their Presence on Farms & Ranches Across the U.S.

Find out why more women than ever before are embarking on careers in agriculture and learn more about the strong support systems available to women in ag.

In 2015, women represented 38 percent of about 300,000 people involved in making decisions for the farms that sold food directly to consumers, retailers, institutions and local food intermediaries. According to the New York Times, women are also reclaiming major roles on ranches – a trend that’s largely due to ranching evolving into a well-rounded industry focused on business, animal husbandry, and the environment rather than just physical strength.Read More

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4 Key Business Relationships to Have in Your Inner Crop Circle

How To Help Your Farm Thrive in 2019

Find out how working with trusted ag lenders, crop consultants, insurance agents and attorneys can help your farm thrive.

Running a modern agricultural operation requires a diverse range of skills, including, but not limited to crop planting and management, soil fertility maintenance, financial planning and business expertise, sales and marketing know-how, and preparing for an uncertain future.

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