Exploring the Livestock Industry: Rabbit and Sheep Farming

While sheep and rabbits are part of the imagery of spring, they are also part of the U.S. livestock industry.

When you think of the livestock industry, you likely envision cattle and hogs, but there are many other variations of livestock with rich histories of animal husbandry of their own. If you’re considering a livestock land loan, know that your options go beyond cattle ranching. Explore statistics for both sheep and rabbit farming businesses in the U.S. below.Read More

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AgAmerica on Precision Ag

Precision ag is the future of agriculture technology and will offer a wealth of ag data.

Agriculture and technology go hand-in-hand, and an AgAmerica article on precision ag shows why. Not only does agriculture technology make farming and ranching easier, it also makes it better. The possibilities for precision ag and other high-tech farming equipment are seemingly endless, offering a variety of data that can benefit productivity, profitability, and even environmental stewardship. According to the article, U.S. farms are expected to more than double their use of new technologies through 2019. Read a synopsis of the article below.Read More

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Ag Tech: Increasing Efficiency with Apps and Farm Technology

Discover how ag apps are the farm technology you already have in your back pocket.

Farm technology has always driven the advancement of agriculture; in today’s world that means agriculture apps that can be downloaded to a cell phone or tablet for easy access in the field. In a recent article by AgAmerica in Farm Flavor, we explored how farming and agriculture apps can improve your ag operation.Read More

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National Nutrition Month: Growing Nutrient-Rich Crops in the U.S.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, take a look at the agricultural trend of growing nutrient-rich crops.

March is National Nutrition Month, and it’s been heralded by a number of positive news stories concerning nutrition. For instance, there’s the fact that water has overtaken soda as the nation’s #1 selling beverage. Improving the nation’s nutrition has been a long time coming, and the dividends are beginning to pay off. Take the trend of growing nutrient-rich crops; this trend became popular because consumers are increasingly looking for the most quality for their caloric buck. Not only do consumers increasingly choose more nutrient dense food, such as fresh produce over processed junk foods, they also want the nutrient density of the healthy foods they eat to be as high as possible. Explore the details of this trend and those foods that have the most beneficial nutrients, like polyphenol antioxidants, below.Read More

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Jeb Bush Keynote Speaker at Lay of the Land Conference

Governor Jeb Bush is the keynote speaker at Saunders Real Estate’s annual Lay of the Land Conference this March.

This March 17th will see the Lay of Land Conference, hosted by Saunders Real Estate. Held at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, Florida, the event is Saunders’ annual conference for Florida landowners. AgAmerica Lending is the platinum sponsor of the event and former Governor Jeb Bush is the keynote speaker. Explore the conference and its offerings below.Read More

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Myth Vs. Fact: Daylight Saving Time and Farming

Explore the link between daylight saving time and farming.

Daylight saving time is fast approaching, with Sunday, March 12th being the date that we “spring forward” and set our clocks ahead one hour. Do you ever wonder why we do it? You’ve likely heard that daylight saving time and farming are related, but the truth of the matter is that daylight saving time was not created by farmers. Explore the roots of the myth that daylight saving time and agriculture are connected, and find answers to questions like, “How does daylight saving time affect farmers?” below.Read More

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AgAmerica Eats Strawberry Recipes: Cooking with Strawberries

Try these strawberry recipes with all of the fresh strawberries currently being harvested in Florida.

In Florida agriculture, January through March is prime strawberry time. Fields of the juicy sweet berries have ripened to perfection, and the Florida Strawberry Festival is held March 2nd to the 12th in celebration of these sweet red berries. Since strawberries are the nation’s favorite berry too, everyone benefits from fresh Florida strawberries gracing the grocery store shelves. If you’re looking for a few fresh strawberry recipes beyond the tried-and-true strawberry shortcake, look no further!Read More

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The Growing Rural Infrastructure and Tower Construction Industry

The event of the National Association of Tower Erectors—NATE Unite—focused on rural infrastructure, complementing AgAmerica’s ventures into tower lending.

The last days of February and the first days of March played host to NATE Unite, the premier event of the National Association of Tower Erectors. Held in Ft Worth, Texas, from February 27th to March 2nd, the event brought together NATE members from all facets of the tower construction industry to focus on education, marketing, networking, and the development of solidity between NATE members. Explore the offerings of the NATE Unite event and why AgAmerica has entered the lucrative realm of tower lending.Read More

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AgriWomen in the news: Texas Ranch Hosts Women’s Butcher Seminar

With the rising average age of farmers and a growing population, a recent women’s butcher seminar highlights how women in ag have never been more important.

There are about to be many boots to fill in the ag industry, and more mouths to feed in the world than ever before. The 2012 Census of Agriculture revealed a number of statistics on the demographics of farming: the average age of principal operators is 58.3—and heading closer to retirement age—and the number of principal operators has decreased for both men and women. With the world population growing at a fast pace, the number of farmers is decreasing at a time when they are needed most. This makes the topic of women in ag more important than ever before. A recent women-only meat butchering event at the Bar W Ranch in Texas highlights how women in agriculture can find a foothold in the industry.Read More

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Growing Crops that Bring Agriculture and Fashion Closer Than Ever

Agriculture is an industry of innovation and pioneering ways, and a handful of producers are rising above the limitations on how they drive their destinies by digging into agriculture and fashion.

Agriculture and fashion are connected but far-removed. Farmers and ranchers grow and produce the materials that go into the clothes, accessories and home goods that are the basis of fashion, but they generally aren’t related to the creation of those fashion styles at all. Until now. A handful of U.S. ag producers are using a connection between agriculture and fashion to take the reins of growth and profit by turning out farm-to-home linens and clothing made from their own crops. Read below how the idea grew with one cotton farmer.Read More

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