A Look at Leading Florida Alternative Crops: Pomegranates

Discover a leader in Florida alternative crops: pomegranates.

Florida has a long growing season, and a lot of different crops grow well in The Sunshine State’s tropical and subtropical climate. Growers and producers are always on the lookout for Florida alternative crops, and pomegranates may just be the next big thing. Explore the potential of this leader in specialty crops, below.Read More

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Employee Highlight: Tips on Running a Business Office with Chloe & Natalya

Read what advice AgAmerica’s Office Administrators have to share on running a business office.

They say a business is only as good as the employees working in it, or the team of employees. If a company’s business office team isn’t on the same page, then the company as a whole suffers; they ensure all the other parts of the company run smoothly. AgAmerica’s Office Administrator, Chloe Carpenter, and Administrative Assistant, Natalya Clemens, have words of wisdom to share so your business office can start the New Year on the right foot.Read More

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Florida Sugarcane and Black Gold

Read about how important sugarcane is—and the muck it grows in—to Florida agriculture.

The state of Florida offers many different row crops, and sugarcane is a big one. Florida leads the U.S. in sugarcane production. While the tropical plant can be grown anywhere in The Sunshine State, the nutrient-rich muck fields of South Florida and Lake Okeechobee are the most desirable spots for growing the sun-loving cane. AgAmerica’s Regional Account Manager, Chuck Cruse, discusses this unique soil type, nicknamed “black gold,” and the steps farmers are taking to replicate it, below.Read More

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AgAmerica Team Member Highlight: Quinn Carter Attends the National Junior Brangus Show

AgAmerica Team Member Quinn Carter Attends Junior Brangus Show

For the Love of Brangus

They say when you work towards your passion, it never feels like work. For AgAmerica Team Member Quinn Carter, her passion is working with Brangus Cattle and the greater ag industry. As a receptionist, she’s likely one of the first people you’ll speak to if you call AgAmerica Lending; she’s also someone you may have run into at the National Junior Brangus Show, or at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) while she is working on her degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.Read More

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Farming Smart with Double Cropping in GA, FL, SC, and NC

Double cropping is a method many growers are turning to in an effort to get the most out of their land. A form of intensification, double cropping is defined as planting two different crops in the same field during a single year. Unlike using a cover crop, the growing cycle of the crops that are planted are opposite; only one crop at a time occupies the field. When the first crop’s growing season has come to an end, it’s time for the second crop to take root. Read below the benefits of double cropping and popular crop pairings in southeastern states.
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Cattle Industry Watching Texas A&M Cloning Research

Agritech: The cattle and beef industry have a vested interest in Texas A&M’s cloning research.

Consumers want a lot more from their beef, and the cattle industry is answering. Cloning research currently going on at Texas A&M has gotten the attention of Cattle Associations across the U.S., creating cattle that can be called “efficient beef.”
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Agricultural hurricane preparedness – protecting crops and livestock

Agriculture Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

June 1st was the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Statistically, June and July see less than 15 percent of a season’s hurricanes, so ag producers have a slight window of opportunity to work on hurricane preparedness if they have not yet done so. However, a storm can pop up anytime, so follow the steps below for protecting your operation and livestock as soon as possible.Read More

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AgAmerica Team Member Highlight: New team member Chuck Cruse

AgAmerica Team Member Highlight: Chuck Cruse

Chuck Cruse knows firsthand that farmers and lenders haven’t always seen eye to eye. “When I was growing up, my wife’s grandfather told me that bankers were the enemy. It was really hard for finance people and bankers—that was their terminology back then, ‘bankers’—to get in and to work with the farmers, because the farmers felt all the bankers wanted to do was to rob them blind and to take their property away from them. I took on that mentality and I changed it.”Read More

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