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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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Farm Debt Consolidation 101

Learn how loan consolidation can help you successfully manage farm debt and strengthen your finances.

Today’s economic stresses paired with a predicted late, smaller harvest has placed an abnormal amount of financial pressure on America’s farmers, especially those with existing farm debt and operational expenses. For some farmers, now could be the ideal time to determine whether the pros of farm debt consolidation outweigh the cons and if consolidation is the right decision for your operation.Read More

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The H-2A Temporary Agriculture Workers Program Offers Interim Relief for Labor Shortage

Understand the benefits and drawbacks of the H-2A visa program.

Farmers across the nation are facing an industry-wide challenge: labor shortage. The gap between available farming jobs and a willing workforce continues to widen. The average ratio of available farm jobs for every applicant is 2:1, and in California, it’s 4:1. Simply put, the agriculture industry needs more workers to adequately fill their operational needs.Read More

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Farm Harvest Preparation

How Farmers Prepare for the harvest season to come.

As summer gradually draws to an end, farmers across the nation are gearing up for one of the busiest farming seasons, fall harvest. During this time, minimizing the risk for error is critical for farmers, as it directly impacts their profitability and the ability to fund next year’s planting season.Read More

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AgAmerica is Inspired by the Resilience of the American Farmer

With many uncontrollable factors, like weather disturbances, the stakes are high for farmers.

Farmers are at the mercy of the weather—good or bad—and when natural disasters occur like hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, and tornadoes, their operations become significantly impacted. In the last three years, at least 13 hurricanes have taken center stage, destroying communities and farmland across the country including: Hermine, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Nate, Florence, Matthew, Michael, Chris, Leslie, Gert, Jose, Maria.Read More

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Profitable Cash Crops Create Financial Opportunities for U.S. Farmers

Explore the wide variety of valuable cash crops and the benefits of growing them.

More than a century ago, cash cropping was introduced into agricultural communities for the sole purpose of generating additional income. When farmers began planting for upcoming seasons, they would add extra rows of certain crops with the intent of selling the surplus to generate additional income that could be used to support their families or to make payments on farm debt. Read More

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