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October is National Pork Month, a great time to pig out on all things pig. One of America’s favorite pork products is bacon: last year, we ate 1.1 billion servings of bacon, an increase of 6 percent over the year before. That big number translates to 21 percent of American’s eating more than two pounds of bacon in a year, and five percent eating five pounds or more. Read More
There’s no question that agriculture is a capital-intensive undertaking, so the ability to obtain credit is essential. Unfortunately, this can sometimes be a challenge, in part because an individual’s personal credit score can impact a lender’s review of a loan request. Read More
When it comes time for you to borrow money to support your agricultural operation, there are many considerations in determining what type of loan you need. As a borrower you should consider and discuss with your lender: the purpose of the loan; your philosophy regarding debt; and how the loan fits your business plan and helps achieve your long-term goals Read More
The initial results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture revealed the continued growth in the number of Hispanic and Latino farmers and the continued aging of American farmers, who averaged 58.3 years of age at the time the Census was conducted. The documentary Farmland, which highlights the work and lives of five young farmers,was also released in May, to mixed but primarily favorable reviews. The ongoing drought also took center stage once again, with approximately half of the country in drought, in some areas considered worse than the 1940s Dust Bowl. Read More