2020 Financial Planning: Alternative Lending as a Financing Source for Your Farm Operation

Alternative Options to Traditional Agricultural Loans.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), farm debt will hit a record high of $416 billion by the end of 2019. Farmers are leaning on lenders now more than ever, not just during the hard times, but to finance new opportunities like farm expansions, equipment updates, and more. So why are farmers choosing alternative lending companies to help open these doors?

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How Farmers are Using Solar Farming to Grow Their Bottom Line

Investing in solar panels can lead to increased revenue.

In recent years, there has been a shifting focus on renewable energy and reduction of carbon production in the attempt to slow climate change. While solar energy has been one of the most effective solutions to carbon reduction, the agriculture industry has taken it a step further, giving way to solar farms. Today, many solar farms are being used by farmers as a cash crop, especially in the instances where panels have been installed on dormant agricultural land.

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5 Sustainable Farming and Land Use Practices

Discover key sustainable farming and agricultural practices that may result in benefits to both the environment and your bottom line.

‘Sustainability’ has become a buzzword in the agriculture industry, and for good reason.

In short, the goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s current food and textile needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Practitioners of sustainable agriculture typically seek to integrate three main objectives into their work: a healthy environment, economic profitability, and social and economic equity.

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Advice for Diversification or Alternative Farming from the Land Lenders

Our Relationship Manager, Don Harden, was recently a guest columnist in Central Florida Ag News magazine, August 2015 edition.  Read his full column here:

Expert Advice for Alternative Farming

Florida’s farmers, growers, and ranchers increasingly are changing up and adding to the mix of the crops they produce, the livestock they raise and the forage they provide. Some call it agricultural diversification. Some call it alternative farming. Many call it smart business.

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