AgAmerica is Inspired by the Resilience of the American Farmer

With many uncontrollable factors, like weather disturbances, the stakes are high for farmers.

Farmers are at the mercy of the weather—good or bad—and when natural disasters occur like hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, and tornadoes, their operations become significantly impacted. In the last three years, at least 13 hurricanes have taken center stage, destroying communities and farmland across the country including: Hermine, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Nate, Florence, Matthew, Michael, Chris, Leslie, Gert, Jose, Maria.Read More

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Top crops for expanding your ag operation with a Georgia land loan

Find out which leading crops are a good option for your ag operation and a Georgia land loan.

If you’re considering a Georgia land loan for an ag operation in The Peach State, you’re in good company! One in seven Georgians are employed by the ag industry. Agriculture is one of the leading industries in Georgia, and there are a lot of reasons why a Georgia land loan would be a smart investment. Explore the top crops grown in Georgia below.Read More

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Commodity Focus: Pairing Forest Farming Alternative Crops with Timber

Forest farming offers options for timber producers to diversify their operations and find new income streams for their agribusinesses.

Timber producers are turning to forest farming as a way to diversify with alternative crops. Unlike their row crop counterparts, timber producers have a long-term crop that takes years to mature, not just a season. However, there are a variety of shade-loving plants and crops that prefer the darker conditions found under timber’s forest canopy that can be grown and harvested for a profit. Explore the benefits and options found in the world of forest farming below.Read More

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September Peanut Tour Puts Georgia Peanuts on Display

Georgia peanuts were front and center at the 30th annual Georgia Peanut Tour in Tifton, Georgia, this September 13–15.

There are many large ag commodities in Georgia, but as the official state crop, Georgia peanuts are king. Georgia is the top peanut-producing state, and their peanut industry was showcased at the 30th annual Georgia Peanut Tour. The tour was scheduled for September 13th through the 15th in Tifton, Georgia. Read More

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#AgAmericaEats with favorite U.S. Crops: Potatoes, Peanuts, and Peaches

Favorite US Crop Recipes from AgAmerica

There’s a wise saying that goes, “Life is too short to skip dessert.” This is especially true in summer when fresh-from-the-field produce is ripe for creating a knock-out dessert. We’ve rounded up some of the best dessert recipes for #AgAmericaEats using commodities that are in season throughout summertime. We had our eye out for unique combinations that are sure to please at your next barbecue or get-together.Read More

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Land Lenders Offer Insight on Georgia Crops

This winter’s warm and wet weather has many people talking, but one group not singing the praises of the unseasonably warm and wet weather are southern ag producers. Growers in Georgia have a whole host of complaints against the El Niño weather pattern that has brought rain and warm temperatures to the southeast. Unfortunately, the abnormal weather has disrupted the cold weather cycle that so many of Georgia’s ag products need in order to grow and flourish.

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Peanut Farm Loans: A Look at What’s Happening in the Peanut Industry

Peanuts are a hot commodity in the U.S.; the twelfth to be exact. According to the American Peanut Council, peanuts are the twelfth most valuable cash crop in the country. Raised in southern states with warm climates like Georgia, North and South Carolina, Texas and Florida, peanuts’ farm value exceeds $1 billion. Georgia grows nearly half— about 44 percent, according to the National Peanut Board— of the U.S.’s peanuts.

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A Peanut for Your Thoughts? The Land Loan Specialists Attend Georgia Farm Show

Georgia Peanut Farm Show 2016

Peanuts are king in Georgia, and Georgia’s the national commodity leader when it comes to peanut production, so it only makes sense that the Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference is a big deal. According to the event’s host, the Georgia Peanut Commission, they welcomed almost 2,000 growers to the January 21st event held on the UGA Tifton Campus.

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