State Focus – A Look at the Texas Agriculture Industry

They say everything is bigger in the Lone Star State, and it’s a statement that’s certainly true of the Texas agriculture industry.

Agriculture is big in Texas; the Lone Star State has the second largest agriculture industry in the country, based on agriculture receipts. Take a look at agriculture facts and statistics about the Texas agriculture industry, a powerhouse of agriculture, below.Read More

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What’s the Buzz: the Role of Bees in Agriculture

The lessons learned were many when the AgAmerica team visited Kirkland Farms in early February to learn about bees in agriculture.

The importance of bees in agriculture is well-known, but the extent of the significance isn’t something that everyone understands completely. For those who rely on bees for the pollination of agricultural crops, like blueberry farms and others, bees are as necessary to the operation’s success as sunlight and water. The AgAmerica team recently visited Kirkland Farms, a farm with a blueberry operation located in Lakeland, Florida, to explore the role of bees in agriculture. Find out what all the buzz is about below.Read More

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AgAmerica Recommends these Honey Recipes

Try These Honey Recipes for a Dish Featuring Nature’s Best Sweetener

Honey has long been a natural sweetener, and it’s still an important ingredient in many dishes. If you think honey is the bees’ knees, try one of these honey recipes to put a bit more of nature’s sweetness on your table. These honey recipes for baking and more hail from states where agriculture is a main industry, making bees an integral part of the trade. Paired with other commodities in the state, these honey recipes hit the spot.Read More

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A Look at Southeast Floriculture for Valentine’s Day

Explore Southeast floriculture prior to one of its biggest days of the year: Valentine’s Day.

If you’re in the floriculture industry, February is likely a busy time. Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest times for cut-flower growers, and Southeast floriculture accounts for the lion’s share of floriculture crops by wholesale values, according to USDA NASS-compiled statistics. Explore the statistics about roses, carnations and other cut flowers— and Southeast floriculture in general— below.Read More

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Power of 10: Telling the Story of Our Agricultural Line Of Credit

AgAmerica’s agricultural line of credit offers a host of benefits, but don’t just take our word for it; see what agribusiness owners are saying about the success they’ve had with our 10-year LOC.

At AgAmerica, we’re pretty proud of our custom loan packages, especially when they include our agricultural line of credit (LOC). We know it’s a unique product in ag lending that offers many benefits to the agribusinesses that take advantage of it. We think our clients do a great job describing the successes they’ve found using our 10-year LOC, so we’re sharing their stories with you. Read some of the testimonials from real customers below to uncover all the ways our 10-year line of credit can help you and your agribusiness.Read More

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: At the Beef Convention

If you’re in the beef industry, we’ll see you at the NCBA’s Beef Convention in Nashville this February 1st through the 3rd.

The 2017 Beef Convention of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) marks the 120th year the annual event has been held, and it’s a “can’t miss event” for those in the beef industry. AgAmerica Lending is sending a team to Nashville, Tennessee, to meet with the country’s cattlemen and women. Attendees can stop by the AgAmerica booth #1835 to say hello and get answers to questions about cattle land loans from VP/Director of Sales and Underwriting, Colin Clyne, Relationship Managers, Don Harden and Aaron Walters, and Correspondent Lenders Ethan Cooper and Cameron Flowers. See what other benefits the Beef Convention offers, and why beef is so important to Tennessee, below.Read More

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BEEF is In the Air: At the National Cattlemen’s Show

Get a sneak peek of all that’s in the works for the upcoming National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show.

If you’re in the cattle industry, you’ve likely got plans to travel to Nashville, Tennessee for the 2017 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show. This year’s National Cattlemen’s Show is slated for February 1st to the 3rd, and it promises to be a terrific event. There are many activities in addition to the trade show that is labelled “the largest, most important national show for anyone in the cattle business.” Explore some of the highlights below of this year’s National Cattlemen’s Show if you plan to “Mosey on Down to Music City.”Read More

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The How, What, When, Where and Why of resting winter farmland

While it may seem like winter farmland is lying fallow, there is never any ‘resting’ in farming.

As winter settles into the country, many wonder what is going on with farmland and the farmers who own the land. Is everything done until next year’s planting time? Are both the farmer and the winter farmland alike resting and whiling away the free hours? Are some making a beeline for vacation and tropical shores during the winter months? Ask any farmer if he or she spends all winter resting and you’ll get a big laugh. Read on to find all the ways that farmers—and winter farmland—are busy during the colder months.Read More

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AgAmerica Recipes: Warming Up With Winter Recipes

Try some of these ideas for delicious winter recipes with crops that are in season in the Southeast.

The cooler weather that accompanies the winter months can cause a chill no matter where you live, making it the perfect time for winter recipes like soups and stews. Winter recipes offer nutritious vegetables, grains, and proteins, making them a great choice to stay in line with any New Year’s resolutions about eating healthier. If you’re lucky enough to live in The Sunshine State—Florida—you’re less likely to have cause to need the warming qualities of winter soups, stews, and hot dishes. Try the below salad instead!Read More

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Top 10 Ag Finance Buzzwords

These ag finance buzzwords can add clarity when exploring the ins and outs of ag loans and the loan application process.

Interested in pursuing an agricultural land loan? As the nation’s premier agricultural lender, AgAmerica helps the country’s ranchers and farmers succeed in financing their agribusinesses. We aim to strengthen their operations with our custom loan packages featuring low interest rates, long amortizations, and an outstanding 10-year line of credit. Below is a list of common financial buzzwords and their definitions. Better understanding them will help you navigate the loan application process.Read More

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