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Who Owns and Services Agri-Access Loans?
Looking to better meet the needs of growing ag businesses? Learn how Agri-Access participation loans can help and explore the benefits of working with us.
Read More What impact will elevated interest rates have on farmland values?
A look at farmland valuation trends and what it means for your borrowing power.
Read More The Value of Expertise in Bespoke Loan Agreements for Agriculture
Building tailored loan agreements for complex agricultural transactions requires expertise in financial and legal analysis. Discover how Agri-Access can assist with the resources you need.
Read More What makes a good ag lender? Strategies to build trust and add value
During a strong ag market cycle – when commodity prices are optimal for profits, yields are strong and inputs are comfortably covered – your annual meeting with ag producers can take on a very different agenda.
Read More Helping ag producers maintain liquidity: Guidance and insights for lenders
Now's a great time to have a conversation with your ag borrowers about things they can do to maintain healthy liquid asset ratios.
Read More Webinar Recap: Insights for lenders on HPAI: What are the risks and mitigations for poultry producers?
What do lenders need to know about the deadly strain of avian flu that's disrupting the poultry industry? Our latest webinar covers the risks and mitigations.
Read More Agriculture, Forest Products, and Commercial Fishing in the northeast: Why lenders shouldn’t overlook its potential
If you’re a community lender or financing organization in the Northeast looking to expand your portfolio, now is the time to consider the capital needs of the farmers and ag producers surrounding your community.
Read More Employee Spotlight: Paul Wikoff sees Agri-Access as a solution for California growers
Paul Wikoff wants to champion California ag producers through the longer-term loans and leases that Agri-Access can provide local lenders.
Read More Webinar recap: 5 things lenders need to know about the beef and pork markets
Global industry expert, Brett Stuart, reviews the events that created current market conditions and what they mean.
Read More Advocating for agriculture in 2023
What's at stake for growers and producers?
Read More Webinar recap: 5 issues in the dairy industry ag lenders need to know
What challenges do your dairy clients face in 2023?
Read More Matthew Senter is looking to broaden agricultural financing options in the Northeast
Matthew Senter is looking forward to connecting finance providers in the Northeast with the resources and products available from Agri-Access.
Read More Which loan is best for your ag borrower? Scorecard vs traditional
Our quick guide lays out the differences between our scorecard model and our traditional review for ag loans.
Read More Farm Bill 2023: Don’t let growing needs for disaster relief crowd out the crop insurance program
Much of the agricultural sector wants Congress to continue its support of the crop insurance program.
Read More Bridging the rural divide: Broadband is poised for massive expansion
Access to reliable high-speed internet isn’t just nice to have for rural communities. It's essential infrastructure for personal use and business.
Read More Main Street economy: 6 issues to watch in 2023
Labor challenges, health care access, farmland prices — these are just some of the top Main Street economic issues that will be top of mind as we enter 2023.
Read More Brandon Lytle thrives on building new solutions in the ag finance space
Brandon Lytle finds meaning in building a career that honors his ag roots, and draws inspiration from being at the leading edge of agribusiness lending solutions.
Read More Prosperity in the heartland: Core traits of a thriving rural economy
As a lender, you have the pulse of local business. To inspire your vision for future pathways of growth, we put together a list of five traits of thriving rural economies.
Read More Farm Bill 2023: Why lending organizations make powerful agri-advocates, and what they can do
Five years of agricultural policy is on the line as Congress gets ready to take up the 2023 Farm Bill.
Read More What is the state of the rural economy?
Understanding the challenges of your local economy is step one of identifying solutions and being a trusted resource for your clients.
Read More Learn about the time and cost saving ag-appraisal programs from Agri-Access
Appraisal programs designed to save time and cost add value to the loan process.
Read More Cyberthreats and agriculture: Bolstering protection during Cybersecurity Awareness Month and beyond
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a great opportunity for ag lending partners to remind clients how to keep their data protected.
Read More Handshake deals versus written agreements: Understanding the stakes for ag producers
Handshake agreements are still common in agri-business, but do they put ag clients at financial risk?
Read More Kayla Stockdale finds purpose and work-life balance at Agri-Access
As Kayla Stockdale grows into her role as a loan servicing specialist, she's quick to embrace the idea of making a difference for farmers.
Read More Steph Lawson harnesses the power of trust and collaboration to resolve issues
To Steph Lawson, Agri-Access has a great team that works hard to create successful outcomes. And that kind of track record wouldn't be possible without a healthy work culture.
Read More Webinar recap: What will happen with interest rates in 2023?
Providing a deep dive on the U.S. economy and what to expect with interest rates, Agri-Access welcomed guest speaker Adam Gaskill for this month's webinar.
Read More Trends & matters that should be on the radar of ag lenders
Ag banks and lenders that stay on top of the emerging world of fintech can provide empowering new solutions for farmers
Read More Fintech: Traditional lenders hold the key to eliminating disruption to their ag customers
Traditional lenders are turning to fintechs to meet the needs of their ag customers and enhance their technological capabilities.
Read More Participation loans with Agri-Access
With participation loans, the benefits abound. Clients can access larger loans than their local institution could normally offer. And those institutions can build their client relationships, while reducing their overall risk.
Read More What do our employees like most about working at Agri-Access?
If you thrive on teamwork, problem solving and opportunity, you’ll find your fit with Agri-Access! Because these are the things our employees love about working with us!
Read More Meet the expert that will help you grow: The Agri-Access relationship manager
In their own words, these Relationship Managers share how to strengthen critical relationships between community lenders and the producers that turn to them for capital.
Read More 7 Steps to Loan Participation
Thanks to our revamped online lender portal, the speed and efficiency at which loans can move from application to closed has increased considerably, in just 7 steps.
Read More Smart growth: Meet the emerging technologies that will boost yields for farmers and growers
Technological expansion over the next five years presents new opportunities in ag lending.
Read More Powered by a deep background in ag, Philip Clark thrives on finding solutions
Philip Clark, Manager of Credit at Agri-Access, finds his deep background in ag finance and farming complements everything he does.
Read More Tim McTigue is all about growth, and that’s a good thing for producers
Tim McTigue joined Agri-Access in December 2021 as Director Business Development. From his first job, Tim recognized the critical role of lending in agriculture, and knew he wanted to make a difference in rural communities.
Read More Understanding collateral in agricultural financing
The valuation of collateral in agricultural financing matters, but so does the use of collateral.
Read More 6 key strategies for rural banks to retain customers and grow business
Community banks, when you get down to it, are a rich resource for local ag producers. Here are some ideas and strategies to show your value.
Read More 5 startups to watch in agtech
With innovative ideas, exciting products and an impressive response from investors, these startups are showing a lot of promise.
Read More The importance of cybersecurity for online lending
We know you take cybersecurity very seriously and trust us to secure your data. That means we’re regularly monitoring our online Lender Portal for vulnerabilities and taking action when needed.
Read More How Russia’s war on Ukraine could impact U.S. wheat
Ukraine has long been an international breadbasket. Now, war is having an enormous global impact on this crucial crop.
Let’s discuss how we can expand your ag lending power.