The Journey to Recovery and Reforestation After Hurricane Michael

Learn more about the importance of timber reforestation and how those in the forestry industry are recovering from storm damage

Rebuilding homes and businesses is always a priority after a hurricane, but often, forests are also devastated by the raging storms and require timber reforestation. That’s certainly been the case in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, a category four hurricane that slammed into the Florida panhandle and the southwest corner of Georgia in October 2018.Read More

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Importance of Urban Forests Underscored in Recent Study

A recent study confirms the growth of the timber industry despite Urbanization being its biggest threat

As the demand for wood products has remained stable in the almost 20 years of the 21st century, a study by Forest2Market has shown that forest productivity has grown and the idea of dwindling forestland in the south is not so. According to the study, The Historical Perspective on the Relationship between Demand and Forest Productivity in the U.S. South, the same is true for the timber industry.  This historical perspective, which was commissioned by Drax Group, plc, the National Alliance of Forest Owners, and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Inc., puts forth a strong case that the biggest threat to forests is urbanization, solidifying the importance of urban forests.Read More

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AgAmerica Lending Celebrates Arbor Day 2018

This Arbor Day, AgAmerica celebrates by once again contributing to the reforestation of natural habitats in Florida.

At AgAmerica, our love of the land drives us in our mission to support our nation’s farmers and ranchers. We recognize the impact we have on the land and therefore strive to do all we can to help reforestation efforts. For the third consecutive year, we are proud to support the vision of the Arbor Day Foundation by aiding in reforestation efforts in Florida. Learn more about this year’s donation.
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Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting/ Florida Timber Commodity

See the details of The Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting, and some statistics on Florida’s forest industry.

If you’re in the Florida timber industry, chances are you’re heading over to the Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting in Sandestin, Florida, at the end of August. Slated for Tuesday, August 29th through Thursday, August 31st, the event will give those in the timber business in Florida the chance to get together, see the latest innovations at the coinciding trade show, and examine important industry topics. Get a sneak peek at what this year’s Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting will include, as well as take a look at Florida’s timber industry, below.
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Ag Banking at the ABA National Ag Bankers Conference in Indianapolis

Explore the ag banking topics that will be presented at the ABA National Ag Bankers Conference in Indianapolis this November 14th to the 16th, including the workshop where AgAmerica’s President/CEO, Brian Philpot, is a panelist.

Agriculture is at a crossroads, according to the American Bankers’ Association (ABA), and strategies in ag banking for the road ahead will be the focus of this year’s ABA National Ag Bankers Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Set for November 14th to the 16th, the conference will feature over 40 hours of relevant content exploring important topics such as risk management, new credit and restructuring options, working smarter, and commodity updates. The ABA maintains that it will ready participants for the next cycle in ag banking. Explore an overview of the ag banking topics to be offered below.Read More

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What’s happening at AgAmerica this Arbor Day?

Whether growing a crop or raising livestock, farmers and ranchers have long acted as stewards of the land. It’s the love of the land that joins agriculture and conservationists together on the same side of the battle against global climate change, pollution, loss of habitat, and more. Arbor Day pays homage to that love of the land by spotlighting the vital importance of trees. The Arbor Day Foundation’s mission to continually educate people on the wonder of trees and to encourage the planting of trees is one that lasts all year.

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Land Lenders Talk North Carolina Timber Industry

Timber industry experts have long been calling for an explosion in the southeast in the wood and timber industry, but it has yet to come to fruition. While Tom Inman, president of Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, labels 2015’s timber industry as “a healthy one based on 2015 standards,” a number of factors have come together to make 2015 a weak year for everyone in the timber industry—including North Carolina.

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Ag Across America: What’s Happening With the Citrus and Timber Industries?

The Future of Citrus & Timber Industries

The Citrus Industry:

American citrus is still experiencing the harmful effects of Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening. The bacterial disease causes trees to yield green and oddly shaped fruit before eventually dying altogether. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the 2014-15 Florida orange crop will yield 96.4 million boxes of fruit, roughly 100 million less boxes than in 2013-2014. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam blames citrus greening.

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