How Farmers Are Financially Preparing for the Future
AgAmerica CEO and President, Brian Philpot, recently discussed the changing economic landscape in agriculture from a financial perspective with the voices of the Global Ag Network, Delaney Howell and Mike Pearson. Below are some highlights from the podcast, including how to build working capital to cover input expenses through ongoing uncertainty.
Know what documents are required when applying for an agricultural loan.
Most farmers and ranchers will agree that time is a limited resource that impacts all aspects of their operation. As we’ve come to witness first-hand in working with our nation’s farmers and ranchers, the expectations around the loan application and approval process are rather low and not exactly positive.
AgAmerica to Attend the Southeast Vegetable & Fruit Expo in North Carolina
On December 14-15, the North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association will host its 33rd Annual Southeast Vegetable & Fruit Expo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The conference will feature educational sessions discussing topics such as, pickling cucumber production, sweet potato production, tomato & pepper production, seedless watermelon, food safety, and more.Read More
A recent study confirms the growth of the timber industry despite Urbanization being its biggest threat
As the demand for wood products has remained stable in the almost 20 years of the 21st century, a study by Forest2Market has shown that forest productivity has grown and the idea of dwindling forestland in the south is not so. According to the study, The Historical Perspective on the Relationship between Demand and Forest Productivity in the U.S. South, the same is true for the timber industry. This historical perspective, which was commissioned by Drax Group, plc, the National Alliance of Forest Owners, and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Inc., puts forth a strong case that the biggest threat to forests is urbanization, solidifying the importance of urban forests.Read More
Explore the offerings of the 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association’s annual cattle convention.
June is cattle convention time in Florida; and it’s a time to explore topics important to the cattle industry in Florida, delegate, network, and have a good time. Slated for June 19th to the 21st at the Omni Championsgate Resort in Orlando, the 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Convention promises a lot of information and a great deal of fun for cattle producers from all over the state. See a sneak peak of the convention’s activities and festivities, below.Read More
Technology has always helped agriculture to improve and succeed; RFID and cattle are a case in point.
The need to track cattle has been a requirement for beef cattle ranchers and dairy farmers alike for as long as there has been livestock to count, and new technology is making it easier than ever. Agritechnology concerning RFID and cattle is advancing in leaps and bounds, meaning an RFID—Radio-frequency identification—can do such more than simply identify the cattle in your herd. Explore the latest updates in livestock management using RFID tech for cattle below.Read More