News You Can Use: Ag Opportunities Created by the USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture wears many hats, but it seems they always have their farm boots on. Every initiative, every trade mission, every funded research proposal aims to advance agriculture in the U.S. Read up on what the USDA has been up to lately in pursuit of improving opportunities, abilities, and the outlook for the future of ag in America.

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News You Can Use: Time is Ripe to Take Advantage of Growing Markets

When many think of ag news, they typically think about what’s going on in the U.S. in terms of weather conditions, pests and diseases, governmental legislation, food safety, pricing and more. However, the U.S. is a major exporter of agriculture goods to all corners of the world. You can stay abreast of ag news both stateside and overseas with the USDA. See some of the most recent highlights concerning agriculture trade below.

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Lending a Hand to Local Schools

Here at AgAmerica Lending, one of our managing partners, Rob Harper, had the unique opportunity to contribute to the education of ag students here in Polk county. Central Florida Ag News featured this story in their April issue. Check out the article below!


Rob Harper and Land South Group donate 70 head of zebu cattle for Polk County students to learn the ropes of showing steer

EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE isn’t just about book learning. It’s often more about getting your fingers in the soil, your hands on the tractor wheel, and your arms around livestock. It’s more about experiencing what farmers, ranchers, and growers go through to bring good foods to the marketplace.

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