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Specialty Crop Farmers and the Growing Farm Labor Shortage

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified an existing challenge in the agricultural community.

Farm labor shortage was a prevalent topic for U.S. agriculture in a pre-pandemic world as securing adequate labor is an essential part of the industry. COVID-19 exacerbated farm labor shortages that already existed within U.S. agriculture and highlighted which sectors are most vulnerable within the U.S. domestic food supply system.

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U.S. Agricultural Global Trade Update and 2021 Outlook

The current state of the global food and agricultural trade economy.

Since Phase One of the U.S.-China trade agreement was passed at the start of 2020, quite a bit has happened in the world. The accelerated progression of current events this year makes it challenging to stay on top of the latest news for U.S. agriculture—but particularly challenging to stay informed on the varying agricultural trade agreements and the progress that has been made for U.S. ag exports.

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Restructuring Farm Debt

Create financial stability in lean economic times. 

In uncertain times, farmers and ranchers who are proactive about their financial situation are more apt to be able to play offense when the tides shift and new opportunities emerge. Liquidity is essential in maintaining the success of an agricultural operation but can prove difficult to obtain when you find yourself overleveraged and unable to stay ahead of a heavy debt load.

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California Almond Farming: Working Towards a Sustainable Future

Modern farming practices create opportunities for almond farmers. 

Almond farming originally began in Western Asia, but it wasn’t until the 1700s that it was officially introduced to American soil by Spanish explorers. By the 1900s, commercial almond production in the U.S. had been established in the heart of California’s Central Valley as almond trees flourished in the Mediterranean climate.

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How Farm Finances Have Changed in 2020

Shifts in the Economic Landscape and Farmer Sentiment

At the start of 2020, sentiment among American farmers was generally optimistic. The first phase of the U.S.-China trade agreement was underway with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement right behind it. Farmer sentiment reached a record high in February and Secretary Perdue stated that Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments would likely not be needed this year.

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The Accelerated Program: Securing Capital Fast

How to Quickly Access Working Capital with AgAmerica’s Accelerated Loan Program

In 2018, AgAmerica conducted an in-depth consumer insights study with the help of an experience design firm. We performed this analysis in order to better understand the financial needs of the farmers and ranchers we proudly serve. Through this study, AgAmerica found that the most used words by farmers to describe the lending process indicated a general unease when it came to obtaining financing for their operation.

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