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How Farmers are Using Solar Farming to Grow Their Bottom Line

Investing in solar panels can lead to increased revenue.

In recent years, there has been a shifting focus on renewable energy and reduction of carbon production in the attempt to slow climate change. While solar energy has been one of the most effective solutions to carbon reduction, the agriculture industry has taken it a step further, giving way to solar farms. Today, many solar farms are being used by farmers as a cash crop, especially in the instances where panels have been installed on dormant agricultural land.

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It’s A Good Time to Be a Swine Farmer (And Not Just Because It’s National Pork Month)

Pork prices are on the rise and American hog farmers have reason to predict higher profits.

It’s National Pork Month, and the timing couldn’t be more fortuitous. Across the United States (U.S.), the demand for pork is rising, with elevated hog prices that are expected to last through 2019 and well into 2020. In fact, according to the USDA, analysts predict a ten percent increase in 2019 and an additional seven percent increase the following year. This is great news for pork producers, and even more reason to celebrate our nation’s hog farmers this October.

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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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(Infographic) Top Three Reasons for an Ag Loan

AgAmerica Lending Brings Experience and Innovation to Agricultural Lending

AgAmerica Lending is one of the largest non-bank agricultural lenders in the United States, focused solely on agricultural real estate financing. AgAmerica is changing the way today’s farmers, ranchers, and landowners finance their dreams with their spectrum of conventional and alternative land loan programs.

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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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Best Practices to Protect Against Food Security Threats

Learn what actions are being taken to protect U.S. agriculture.

Keeping American lives protected doesn’t fall solely on our government bodies, it starts further down the line with our farmers, ranchers, and landowners. Agriculture biosecurity is one of the greatest defenses our nation has against widespread illness, both unintentional and targeted, across food chains. In recent years, biosecurity has garnered a great deal of public interest in way of perceived external threats, rapidly evolving pest and disease resistance, and improving technology and monitoring systems.
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