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(Infographic) The U.S. Farm Labor Shortage

The impact of the farm labor shortage on U.S. agriculture.

As of 2016, hired farm workers made up 35.3 percent of the total hours worked on a farming operation, second only to the principal operator. These workers perform essential daily tasks needed to keep a successful farm running, such as caring for livestock, working in the fields, and maintaining farm machinery. As the population of farm labor continues to decline, primary operators are feeling the pressure to find alternative solutions to keep up with production for the growing demand of fresh produce.

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2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show Recap

Learn what important topics were discussed during this year’s Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show.

The 27th Annual Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show took place in February in San Antonio, Texas. The convention was comprised of over 7,500 attendees and 350 exhibitors, and offered workshops and educational sessions, award ceremonies, and decision-making opportunities for the attendees. In this recap, we discuss the topics of interest, highlights of the convention, and the keynote speech from United States Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue.

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The AgAmerican: The Culture of our Employees

The foundation that supports our great workplace culture.

AgAmerica is honored to be recognized as a 2020 Best Place to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ). A positive work culture is a top priority for our company and a key factor in what makes us all excited to come to work every day. As AgAmericans, we find tremendous meaning in our work of serving the American farmer alongside the best teammates and leaders.

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What Happens During A Loan Closing?

Here’s an understanding of what takes place during a loan closing for an agricultural land loan.

So, you’ve been approved for a loan. You’ve done everything you needed to do—provided all the necessary information and worked with the lender to agree upon terms for your land loan. As you transition into this final stage of securing the loan, you might be wondering what happens next. The closing period is a very important time, both for you as a borrower and for the lenders themselves. There are several factors that can affect how long it takes to close on a land purchase, so understanding what to expect during the loan closing stage is important.

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How to Qualify for a Farm Loan When You Have Bad Credit

Your credit score matters—but it shouldn’t keep you from securing the financial support your farm needs.

There are many reasons that you may need a farm loan. Perhaps you want to expand your operation by purchasing more land, or maybe you need to invest in new technology to optimize your production capabilities. Whatever the case may be, it’s likely that at some point your operation will need more working capital to sustain the fast-pace demand of food production.

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The Facts Behind Michelob ULTRA’s Pure Gold “6 for 6-pack” Super Bowl 2020 Commercial

Michelob ULTRA’s Pure Gold “6 for 6-pack” Program Aims to Bring Organic to the Forefront

Michelob ULTRA launched its new USDA-certified organic beer, Pure Gold, last week and promoted it in a 60-second advertisement during Super Bowl LIV this past Sunday. This program stemmed from the company’s 2019 initiative, “Contract for Change”, which are three to six-year contracts offering premiums for transitioning to organic barley.

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2020 Financial Planning: Alternative Lending as a Financing Source for Your Farm Operation

Alternative Options to Traditional Agricultural Loans.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), farm debt will hit a record high of $416 billion by the end of 2019. Farmers are leaning on lenders now more than ever, not just during the hard times, but to finance new opportunities like farm expansions, equipment updates, and more. So why are farmers choosing alternative lending companies to help open these doors?

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Impacts of Natural Disasters on California Farming

Meet Jamie Johnson

West Coast surfer and California avocado rancher, Jamie Johnson, has spent the greater part of his adult years cultivating his love for the land. As a fourth-generation farmer, it was Jamie’s grandfather and great-grandfather who first shared this honorable way of life. As seen in our documentary Jamie Johnson: An American Farmer, Jamie’s first memories of farming began out in the avocado fields as a boy, watching his grandfather touch and closely examine each tree. “Do you have to touch every tree, Grandpa?” He would ask.

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AFBF Recap: What Was Discussed at This Year’s Conference

Learn what hot topics in agriculture were discussed during this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation convention.

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) held their 101st annual convention and trade show in Austin, Texas on January 17-22, 2020. The conference included educational workshops on trending ag topics and cutting-edge innovation in agriculture, a tradeshow floor with prominent exhibitors, and the much anticipated keynote address from President Donald Trump.

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