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FSA Farm Program Deadlines Quickly Approaching

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REMINDER: USDA’s Extended Deadlines and Due Dates Fall in February The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established the procedures required to provide direct payments to growers to help offset some damage imposed by retaliatory tariffs. As a result of the […]


Improving Lending Chances & Truths about Alternative Lending

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The Impact on Borrowing Position and How to Improve It By now, people around the globe know it’s been a particularly tough year for U.S. agriculture. Don’t think for a second that your banker isn’t among them. Lenders have been vigilant […]


What You Need to Know About Second MFP Payment

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Growers to Benefit from Second Round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) Payments – BUT, DOUBLECHECK ANALYSES BY LENDERS Following the authorization of the second MFP payments, here are a few key points that growers should keep top of mind for […]


How to Combat Ag’s Downward Trends

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10 Steps for Leaner and Greener Financials Weak commodity prices and an international trade war have inflicted pain on American agriculture – at a time when U.S. farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses can least afford it. It may be hard to […]


Your Land. Your Terms. Your Profits.

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Perception vs. Reality of Diversifying Land for Revenue Source Your land is the foundation on which you – and your family – have built your legacy. And what you hope will become your children’s and grandchildren’s legacy. For many, it […]


8 Ways to Prep your Farm Business for 2019

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Tackle these worthwhile tasks now for a more productive year ahead The end of the year is a smart time to prepare your ag business for the coming year. Crops have been harvested and stored. You’re wrapping up this year’s […]


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You Could Be Standing on Additional Revenue

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Many farmers haven’t ever stopped to think about the potential in opportunities that lie right beneath them: land. “Your privately-owned land has value well beyond crop and livestock production,” says Robert Veldman, a senior land-management advisor at K·Coe Isom. In the […]


Food and Ag Businesses Can Tap into Emerging Sustainability Incentives

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Funding opportunities are available to companies that meet “green” requirements Environmental sustainability programs now have monetary value with banks. Consider CMS Energy, one of the nation’s largest combination electric and natural gas utilities. In June 2018, the Michigan-based energy provider […]


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Details Announced for the Commodities Promised Relief by USDA

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According to the official press release, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will administer the Food Purchase and Distribution Program to purchase up to $1.2 billion in commodities unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will distribute […]


How & When The USDA’s $12B Will Help Farmers and Ranchers

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More details have been released for the $12b aid package to farmers and ranchers affected by the tariffs.  It is intended to help promote and offset costs for trade damage and marketing. While this program was designed to provide relief from […]