AgAmerica Honors the Baseball Farm Team Tradition

AgAmerica Lending is hitting one out of the park and honoring the baseball farm team tradition with a softball team.

Baseball is America’s favorite pastime, and it’s loved and played by millions the world over. AgAmerica is proud to honor that love of the game by sponsoring a softball team through the City of Lakeland Sports Summer Softball league. Explore the history of baseball farm teams and find out more about AgAmerica’s own softball team.Read More

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Florida Aquaculture – A Look at Farm-Raised Fish

Discover the farm-raised fish of Florida’s aquaculture industry.

Florida’s aquaculture industry spans a wide array of operations, from raising fish and animals for the pet industry to raising and harvesting an array of fish and seafood for consumption. Farm-raised fish are a large part of Florida’s aquaculture industry. We already covered the alligator industry portion of Florida’s aquaculture in an earlier blog; explore the details of the farm-raised fish sector below.Read More

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Peach Season for the Florida Peach Industry and the Southeast: Just Peachy or the Pits

Discover how the Florida peach industry is faring with this season’s peach harvest.

If you’re in peach farming in the Southeast, your season is either going just peachy or it’s the pits. This year, it’s that late season cold snap that created a dividing line between the Florida peach season and the rest of the Southeast’s season. Explore below how the Florida peach industry is progressing compared to their neighboring states in the Southeast.Read More

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Just Before Memorial Day – The Beef Industry and Hamburger Day

Take a big bite:  beef industry statistics in celebration of National Hamburger Day.

May 28th is National Hamburger Day, and it’s apt that it’s the Sunday right before Memorial Day. While Memorial Day is set aside in observance of those who died while serving in the armed forces, it is also the unofficial start to summer. Many hold Memorial Day picnics during the weekend, and—thanks to the beef industry—hamburgers take center stage. Below, find beef industry statistics to regale your fellow picnic-goers with, plus a few of the top burgers on the grill recipes to kick the festivities up a notch.Read More

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Ag Commodity: Florida Aquaculture and the Alligator Industry

The role alligators play in Florida’s aquaculture industry.

Aquaculture is big in Florida; the state is a peninsula surrounded by saltwater and full of lakes and waterways. The alligator industry has been an important part of Florida aquaculture ever since the alligator was taken off the Endangered Species List in 1987. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), there are over 1 million wild alligators in Florida’s lakes, rivers, swamps, and marshes. However, the aquaculture farming of alligators helps reduce illegal poaching while supplying the alligator meat and skins that consumers want. Explore the alligator industry side of Florida’s aquaculture farming systems.Read More

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Don Harden on Crop Diversification

AgAmerica Lending’s Don Harden talks crop diversification.

America’s farmers are always on the lookout for ways to lessen their risk and improve the bottom lines of their agribusinesses. In my latest column in Central Florida Ag News, I shared a popular strategy for achieving those goals: crop diversification. Discover the benefits of crop diversification below, and explore an AgAmerica Lending survey that delved into the details of diversification in agriculture across the country.Read More

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Mother’s Day in the Animal Kingdom and Livestock Industry

Take a look at the awesome mothers in the livestock industry and the animal kingdom.

Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May, but human mothers aren’t the only ones who deserve recognition on this day celebrating everything about moms. There are many animals in the livestock industry that are excellent mothers, and many wild animals that are protected by agricultural lands that are naturally good at being a mom, too. Explore fun facts about the best animal mothers from the animal kingdom below in honor of Mother’s Day.Read More

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AgAmerica Recipes: Mother’s Day Desserts to Make Together

Mother’s Day is a day to show mom you love and appreciate her; what says that better than a dessert made together? Try one of these desserts to show mom how much you care.

Every day should be Mother’s Day in our book, but Sunday, May 14th, offers you a day to do something really special for your mom. What better way to show mom you love her than to bake Mother’s Day desserts together? Make one of the following easy Mother’s Day desserts recipes that those on the AgAmerica Lending team make with their moms, or as a mom! We also recommend that afterwards mom puts her feet up, gets a massage, enjoys some quiet time, or all three.Read More

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Top 10 Documents Needed to Apply for a Land Loan

Know what documents you should have ready when you apply for a land loan.

The process of applying for a land loan has the unfortunate reputation of being a procedure that will test your patience and sanity, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As the land loan experts, we make every effort to simplify the process, but there are some steps you can take, too, when you apply for a land loan to help the process run more smoothly. One option is to have all the paperwork land loan lenders will want ready when you apply for a loan. Review the top 10 documents you’ll need when applying for a land loan.Read More

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Florida Horse Farming and the Kentucky Derby

Florida offers more beyond Disney and sunny beaches: every year, thoroughbred horses head to the Kentucky Derby from Ocala, the Florida horse farming capital.

When you think of thoroughbred horse heaven, you likely think somewhere near the Kentucky Derby, but America’s Thoroughbred Capital is much farther south than you think, according to an AgAmerica article on Florida horse farms. Read a synopsis of the horse farming that goes on in Ocala, Florida, thoroughbred horse heaven, below.Read More

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