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Power of 10: Top Fall Crops in the Southeast

Explore the top 10 fall crops growing and being harvested in the Southeast during the fall months.

Fall is a season that is typically associated with the harvest, however there are also certain crops that are grown during the fall months in Southeast. The Southeast’s warmer weather and typically mild winters means plants can grow longer. These fall crops truly extend the growing season to nearly year-round in some states. Explore the top 10 fall crops to look for this autumn.
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AgAmerica Eats Recipes: Pizza Recipes for Fall Tables Just in Time for National Pizza Month

Happy National Pizza Month! Enjoy these pizza recipes for a fun time with family and friends.

Autumn has begun, so it’s time for warm, savory recipes full of flavor and comfort. You can find both of those elements in our pizza recipes. Pizza is a perennial favorite, but it’s especially good for cool fall days as a party appetizer for football games, or as a fun family dinner. Pizza features comforting carbs and savory cheese that are a canvas for an array of toppings, all courtesy of the agriculture industry in the U.S. From the wheat in the crust and the tomatoes in the sauce to the dairy in the cheese and the meats and produce toppings, pizza is a testament to our country’s diverse ag industry. Find some of our favorite pizza recipes below, and try one or all in celebration of National Pizza Month this October!
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Ag in the Community: The Farm to School Program

Get the details of the Farm to School Program that’s helping to take produce from the field to the lunch trays of local school children and educate them on agriculture.

October is National Farm to School Month. Agriculture is an important part of every community, and the Farm to School Program is a great example that highlights the impact of agriculture on our communities. The Farm to School Program helps put local produce in school cafeterias through utilizing a partner network that stretches across the nation. To date, it’s estimated that 42,587 schools in the U.S.—roughly 42% of all the schools in the country—participate in the program. And, with 40 states having policies that are supportive of the program, it’s an effort we can all get behind. Read the details of the program below, and see how it’s a win for kids, farmers, and communities alike.Read More


A Look at the U.S. and Texas Cotton Crop

See how this year’s Texas cotton crop is shaping up.

This year’s national cotton crop was looking to be a good one, rivaling the 2008-09 cotton crop, according to a Texas Farm Bureau article, though both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma may have done enough damage to ruin the possibility of a record-setting year. Cotton is an important crop as the U.S. is a leading exporter of cotton and one of the top three cotton-producing nations in the world. The forecasts for Texas cotton production were up prior to Harvey as well. See what the experts say is behind it all, what impacts Harvey and Irma may have had, and what cotton growers can expect, below.
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Future Generations in Agribusinesses

See statistics on transferring the agribusiness to future generations, and how AgAmerica Lending has lent a helping hand to make such dreams a reality.

Many in the ag industry dream of passing their family farming tradition on to the next generation. It’s a collective dream that will be necessary—along with those just entering the ag industry—in order to meet the demands of a growing population. AgAmerica Lending surveyed over 500 farming operations all across the U.S. to explore the topic of transferring the family agribusiness to future generations. See the results of our survey, and how we’ve helped others—and how we can help you—to pass your agribusiness on to future generations.
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Ag Events of Note: Pecan Growers Association’s Fall Field Day

See what topics were front-and-center at the Pecan Growers Association’s Fall Field Day.

Pecans are a fast-growing crop in the Southeast, so it’s no wonder the Pecan Growers Association’s Field Day was well-attended. Held September 7th, the field day was an event where pecan growers and others in the industry got together to learn, discuss, and share ideas. Held at the UGA Ponder Farm in Tifton, Georgia, this year’s meetings was chock-full of useful information. AgAmerica correspondent lender, Ethan Cooper, was in attendance to represent the AgAmerica Lending team and answer questions about our tree nut farm loans. See some of the events and topics that were front-and-center this year.Read More


Florida Ranch Rodeo

If there’s one thing people in the ag industry can agree on, it’s that the rodeo is a good time for all.

The State Ranch Rodeo Finals are September 29th and 30th, and we are proud to be the sponsor for this important event. As a perennial favorite with people from all sectors of the ag industry, the rodeo is a great way to celebrate the heritage of the ranching way of life by exhibiting the necessary skills: riding, roping, and more. Catch a sneak peak of the event below, and then mark your calendars to attend!
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Ag Recreation: Fall Hunting Safety Tips

Don Harden’s review on ag recreation hunting safety.

September means the start of hunting season in much of the Southeast, and it’s a good time to brush up on safety when it comes to using bows and firearms. Hunting safety begins with each of us so that ag recreation in all its forms can be enjoyed by everyone. In my last article in Central Florida Ag News, I discussed archery safety—both for ag recreation and hunting—and you can find those tips below for the start of bow hunting season. We’ll also review the four basic rules of firearm safety, which you should know in addition to the further details given in a hunting safety class state law may require prior to getting your hunting licenses or tags.
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Georgia Peanut Tour

If you’re in the peanut industry, then you’re likely headed to the Georgia Peanut Tour in mid-September.

Peanuts are a rising star in agriculture, and there’s no denying that Georgia is the Peanut Capital of the U.S. Take a look at some Georgia peanut facts we gathered. It’s only fitting that the state hosts the Georgia Peanut Tour, a combination of seminars, meetings, and tours of peanut farms and processing facilities in and around Albany, Georgia. Slated for September 19th to the 21st, it’s the 31st annual Peanut Tour hosted by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, USDA-ARS National Peanut Laboratory, and the Georgia Peanut Commission. AgAmerica Lending’s Correspondent Lender, Ethan Cooper, will be in attendance; get a sneak peek of some of the event’s offerings below.
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The Peanut Commodity in the Southeast United States

September is Peanut Season: So Have a Look at the Country’s Peanut Commodity.

Peanuts are in season, and there’s a lot going on concerning the country’s all-important peanut commodity in the month of September. September 13th is National Peanut Day, and the Georgia Peanut Tour is September 19th through the 21s t in Albany, Georgia, and the surrounding area; AgAmerica Correspondent Lender, Ethan Cooper, will be in attendance. Take a look at this important commodity, the peanut, below.
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