War on Dairy: The Industry Fights Back Against Non-Milk Products

The U.S. dairy industry combats the non-milk products industry and trade tensions.

Over the years, the dairy industry in the United States has taken a hit from a number of non-milk products looking to gain the edge in the consumer market. New York lost 1,200 dairy farms in the last decade as it was fighting low prices, decreased demand, and competition from non-dairy milk brands, according to recent article from Modern Farmer. U.S. farms and the dairy industry are having to pull out all the stops to remain top-of-mind for consumers. Read More

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Dairy Industry: What You Need to Know About the Margin Protection Program

See the changes in dairy industry margin protection offered by the USDA’s Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy)

Especially with the re-enrollment deadline of June 1st fast approaching.

The dairy industry is an important one in the U.S., but it’s also one that is constantly stuck between low dairy prices and high feed prices. At times, the state of these two conditions means a dairy operation isn’t able to make a profit. In order to ensure a strong dairy industry, the USDA started the MPP-Dairy to offer the country’s dairy industry margin protection. Some significant changes have been made recently to the program that dairy operators should be aware of. See the details of those changes below.Read More

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A Look at Dairy Industry Statistics for National Dairy Month

Find dairy industry facts for dairy month.

June is National Dairy Month, and that means it’s time to show the dairy industry some love for all of the delicious and nutritious dairy products made possible by the hard work of the nation’s dairy farmers. Read about the history of National Dairy Month, learn fun facts to share over cheese, ice cream or a cold glass of milk, and explore dairy farm loans with the nation’s premier land lender, below.Read More

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The Nation’s Premier Land Lender Talks Oregon Agriculture

Oregon is a state with diverse lands and a love for agriculture. It was the fourth state for organic sales in the U.S. in 2014, and it boasts one of the most diverse ag regions in the world— the Willamette Valley— where over 170 different crops are produced in the state’s northwest inland region, complementing the state’s wide range of products and produce. From its western shores to its southern hills and mountains, to the rangelands of eastern Oregon, the products that are grown and harvested vary from the usual to the unique. As the nation’s premier land lender, we like to keep our fingers on the pulse of booming regions and commodities. Here’s a quick look at agricultural land and commodities of Oregon:

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Five Things You Shouldn’t be Worrying Over (and if You Are, You need to Talk to the Nation’s Premier Land Lender)

As a farmer you’re familiar with the many day-to-day concerns of running an agriculture-based business. From weather to pests and diseases, to new regulations and more, there are numerous factors you have to deal with. However, there are at least five things you won’t have to worry about if you have AgAmerica in your corner . . . or your field or pasture!

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