Agriculture

Trump, Farmers, & Trade Wars: US Agriculture Trends in 2018

In the trade war of between China and Trump, farmers in the US are taking a huge hit. A $60 billion dollar hit, to be specific, from China’s variety of retaliatory tariffs on US agriculture exports. Although the tariffs are expected to help encourage domestic purchases of agricultural products, they also threaten to turn USRead More

Farm Loans 101: What Do You Need to Grow?

Farm loans have been used by agricultural businesses of all sizes and types for generations. With the agriculture industry still in a period of recovery since the recession, tariffs from the Trump administration that put farming profitability in even greater jeopardy, and rapid advancements in farming technology and equipment, farm loans are an increasingly high-demandRead More

The Ultimate Price Guide to Backhoe Financing

Do you need a new backhoe or backhoe loader, but don’t know where to start? Check out this pricing guide for renting vs. purchasing backhoes categorized by size and type. Then, we’ll dig deeper to help you decide whether purchasing or renting a new or used excavator be the most cost-effective method of financing forRead More

2 Agricultural Finance Strategies to Grow Faster and Smarter

Running a successful small agricultural business isn’t easy. Between dealing with the production, marketing, and distribution of your products, and completing the endless list of daily operations at the farm, squeezing in the time to find the perfect agricultural finance plan to grow your business can be tough. Together with expenses covering machinery, land, labor,Read More

Equipment Financing in the Agricultural Sector: 7 Best Practices

Despite the fact that farm workers comprise less than 2% of the U.S. workforce, they collectively generate more than $200 billion dollars a year in food commodities. To achieve this staggering level of productivity — and ultimately put food on the table for hundreds of millions of people at home and abroad — farms, whetherRead More

Payroll 101 For Employers

You’ve fired up an idea for a business, worked out a strategy and are ready to get the ball rolling on your company. Business for you is looking pretty promising and now you are ready to hire a small group of employees. Managing a payroll requires organization, attention to detail and quite a bit ofRead More

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