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The Benefits of Investing in Farmland Infrastructure

Upgrading or installing new farming drainage systems can improve your bottom line while helping the environment.

Our nation’s farmland is a vital and finite resource that supports American families, as well as those across the world. Throughout the history of agriculture there have been many threats to the health of American farmland such as weather disturbances, urban sprawl, and chemical pollution. In response to these challenges, the agriculture industry has invested in the growth of farm technology and practices that help protect the land that we’ve come to depend on.

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How the U.S.-China Trade Deal Impacts American Agriculture

The U.S. and China trade deal marks the beginning of a major shift in the global market of agriculture.

Phase one of the U.S.-China trade deal was officially signed last week by President Trump and China’s Vice Premier Liu He. While some view this signing as a small step for U.S. and China’s trade relations, it’s a step nonetheless towards resolving an 18-month long economic conflict between these two global economic powerhouses. In this article we will discuss the following: 

  • How and why a trade war between the U.S. and China occurred; 
  • What significant changes happened in the signing of phase one;
  • How it affects U.S. agriculture and commodities; and
  • Predictions on what to expect next. 

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How Wildfires Impact the Agriculture Industry

What farmers and ranchers can do to mitigate the risk of fire damage.

In recent years, there have been an increasing number of wildfires across the nation, especially in California. These blazing flames can develop quickly and without warning, lasting for days, weeks, or even months. Rising temperatures and changing weather patterns are mostly to blame for this, and it seems likely that the frequent outbreak of wildfires in certain areas will continue to increase. While farmers and ranchers cannot necessarily prevent these fires from starting, there are certain steps they can take to mitigate the risk of damage to their own property.

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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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Top 10 Articles of 2019

In celebration of the past decade, we’re looking back at our top ten blogs from this past year.

This decade has been a formative one for agriculture. The industry has witnessed major changes including the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, as well as two presidential elections. This year, we received the highly anticipated 2017 Census of Agriculture which introduced new data and better representation of farm workers, including the hardworking women in ag.

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Youth in Ag: Upcoming FFA and Youth Livestock Shows

See which youth livestock shows are coming up in 2020.

Our youth are the future of agriculture, and participation in the Future Farmers of America, or FFA, and other youth ag organizations is an important part of agriculture. These programs encourage our young people to get involved in agriculture and to learn the ins and outs of the industry. Youth livestock shows provide the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of different livestock. Explore youth livestock shows that are coming up in the Southeast below.
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12 Common Documents Needed for a Land Loan

Know what documents are required when applying for an agricultural loan.

Most farmers and ranchers will agree that time is a limited resource that impacts all aspects of their operation. As we’ve come to witness first-hand in working with our nation’s farmers and ranchers, the expectations around the loan application and approval process are rather low and not exactly positive.

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Year in Review: Agriculture in 2019

Taking a look back at the changes that took place in the ag industry during 2019.

2019 has been quite a year in the world of agriculture. The 2018 Farm Bill and tariff trade wars have farmers and ranchers asking lots of questions. Below are some of the highlights in agricultural commodities, government legislation, and finances for 2019, as well as what to expect in 2020.

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