Ag Insights
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February 12, 2020

Grit has always been a key characteristic for Nevada ranchers. But in the early 2019 season, optimism was met with strong production, which pushed cattle prices lower and forced many ranchers to adjust their approach mid-season.

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January 23, 2020

Along Interstate 80 and the railroad line that crosses northern Nevada, land is owned by a checkerboard of federal and private interests. Federal land is open to limited use, but private, deeded land is not. Here, Glaser Land & Livestock operates two ranches which together cover nearly 34,000 acres. The ranches are separated by 60 […]

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January 21, 2020

On 2,000 acres in Kansas, the Pauly family operates a cash grain operation and wheat seed business, employing a variety of financial solutions from American AgCredit to support consistent growth and diversification over the past three decades.

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December 20, 2019

The USDA has offered a bit of good news for the nation’s agricultural outlook, modestly increasing its estimate of U.S. net farm income in 2019.

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October 21, 2019

Steadily improving prices for most dairy products have spurred a rebound in the industry, which has been reeling from a difficult 2018 and first quarter of 2019.

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September 18, 2019

In the second quarter cattle update, we examined the beef sector’s search for stability amid tight profit margins. Unfortunately, the industry has yet to find stable footing, and in some respects the industry’s footing has become shakier.

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September 13, 2019

Agricultural producers who were impacted by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through a recently announced USDA program…

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August 21, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced details of an assistance program for farmers. The $16 billion package is aimed at supporting American agricultural producers…

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August 14, 2019

The economic outlook for farmers in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties remains generally positive with sustained growth across several key commodities, though there are headwinds in the form of prices, production costs and trade uncertainty.

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July 19, 2019

Billed as the “Home of Dad’s Jalapeño Sauce,” Pear Blossom Farms can trace a family lineage of fruit growing and food processing to the early days of Colorado settlement.

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June 28, 2019

While most parts of the United States have seen a decline in the number of farmers, Sonoma County has bucked the trend with a modest increase from 2012 to 2017.

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May 16, 2019

Calf prices steadily improved through the first four months of 2019 and drought conditions have significantly eased, but profit margins in the beef sector remain tight.

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May 08, 2019

American AgCredit is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System. See all about our origins, mission, and commitment to the future of agriculture in America.

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April 02, 2019

The picturesque Surprise Valley in the northeastern corner of California is the only place Jon Arreche has ever wanted to be.

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March 15, 2019

Onions are a staple in kitchens around the world, and Lynn Fagerberg has been raising this labor-intensive crop since he was a child, first helping his father…

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March 08, 2019

This year, our Board voted to increase our cash patronage distribution to a full 1%, resulting in a record $86 million cash back to you, our loyal customers.

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March 01, 2019

Frank Assali didn’t plan to become a farmer, but when asked in 1964 to take over the peach orchard owned by his father and uncle, he and his wife Marie stepped up.

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February 15, 2019

The Giles story begins with the family’s 1872 arrival in Kansas, and really took off in 1947 when Norman A. and Norman Lee Giles purchased the original ranch in Clark County.

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January 25, 2019

The new USDA-RMA program, Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP), offers access to cost-effective coverage that specifically targets revenue risks for dairy producers.

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January 12, 2019

As a true cooperative, American AgCredit operates much differently than a bank. See our structure, funding model, and how everything comes together to work better for you.