(Infographic) The U.S. Farm Labor Shortage

The impact of the farm labor shortage on U.S. agriculture.

As of 2016, hired farm workers made up 35.3 percent of the total hours worked on a farming operation, second only to the principal operator. These workers perform essential daily tasks needed to keep a successful farm running, such as caring for livestock, working in the fields, and maintaining farm machinery. As the population of farm labor continues to decline, primary operators are feeling the pressure to find alternative solutions to keep up with production for the growing demand of fresh produce.

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12 Common Documents Needed for a Land Loan

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.

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Year-End Tax Tips for Farmers and Ranchers

Discover 8 tax tips for the new year.

As the end of the year approaches, it’s the perfect time to begin organizing your receipts and financial paperwork to prepare for the upcoming tax season. The tax filing deadline for Federal Income Tax Returns is Monday, April 15, 2019.Read More

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3 Steps to Prepare Your Agribusiness for 2019

Is your agribusiness ready for the new year?

As 2019 approaches, don’t miss the opportunity to prepare your agribusiness for the new year. Whether you want to diversify or grow your operation in the upcoming year, taking a step back and assessing your operation and its long-term financial health is a critical step in planning for the new year. Here are three key steps you can take to prepare your agribusiness for year-end and kick-off 2019 on the right foot.Read More

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Developing Relationships for the Future of Agribusiness

Corporate Relationship Managers Jessica Slaughter and Blake Averitt discuss how they use their expertise as loan officers to bring financial solutions to farmers.

“Agriculture is a tough industry for anyone to succeed in and experiencing firsthand the dedication and perseverance needed to be successful in agriculture strengthened me as a person,” says Jessica Slaughter, Corporate Relationship Manager at AgAmerica. Read More

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The Right Financing Team for Your Ag Business

Learn more about how the AgAmerica senior underwriting team finds land loan financing solutions for agribusiness clients.

If you’re considering an agricultural land loan, AgAmerica Lending has brought together a team of experts with a unique set of professional, agribusiness, and agricultural experience to serve all of your land loan needs. Transparency is important to us and we want you to know and understand the role each team member will play in facilitating your loan. Read More

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Taking Care of Agribusiness Relationships

Meet Agribusiness Relationship Managers Evan Atchison and Clint Tedder

At AgAmerica Lending we focus on relationships. We are here to serve the nation’s growers and ranchers and through those agribusiness relationships protect and preserve the agricultural industry. That’s why when you work with us you won’t get a salesman, you will meet one of our relationship managers. Evan Atchison and Clint Tedder, two of AgAmerica’s relationship managers, specialize in agribusiness relationships and also bring extensive ag knowledge to the table.
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