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Agri-Access at 20 years: Championing agriculture through innovative lending solutions for banks

To mark 20 years in the business, we’re sharing a bit about our history, how we’ve evolved and our future in participation lending.

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Safeguard your bank’s liquidity by participating your ag loans

Bank liquidity is a critical component in financial stability. Discover how participation lending strategies can contribute to stronger liquidity management for your lending institution.

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Agri-Access at 20 Years: Agriculture Continues its Ascent in Productivity

Explore the shift in land use and farming operations since the start of the century. What does the data tell us about the industry's future?

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Vetting Your Secondary Lending Partner: Considerations for Ag Bankers

Is working with a secondary lender beneficial? Find out how loan partnerships impact the process and the advantages they offer.

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Investing in agri-tourism: Cultivating income and visibility

Agri-tourism is booming, and lenders specializing in ag loans need to take notice. Discover the growth potential, opportunities and risks to watch.

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Should AI-Enabled Farm Technology Get the Green Light? Assessing the Risk

AI in agriculture brings both benefits and risks. It improves productivity and reduces expenses, but also increases vulnerability to cyberattacks. Farmers and lenders must be aware of these risks and take measures to address cybersecurity. Find out how lenders can help.

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With ag loan interest rates going up, how can lenders keep farmers’ plans on track?

Farms face challenges with higher loan interest rates. Find out how ag lenders can provide innovative solutions to help navigate these changing financial tides.

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How does Agri-Access evaluate the risk of ag loans?

Explore the benefits of partnering with Agri-Access for ag financing. Our risk assessment is tailored for agriculture to guide your lending decisions.

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Farm Bill discussion drives home the need for advocates in ag

Stay engaged with the Farm Bill discussion and understand how government policies have the power to shape ag lending.

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Unlock financial advantages for farmers: The benefits of leasing grain bins

Farmers see financial advantages to grain bin rental. Explore flexible financing options for agricultural business.

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Future-focused farming trends: Precision agriculture, vertical farming and the opportunities for lenders

Discover the latest trends in precision agriculture and vertical farming. Agri-Access can help you seize opportunities in the evolving agricultural landscape.

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Navigating the Challenges in Agricultural Lending: Trends and Solutions

Fluctuating commodity prices, unpredictable weather patterns, and more — find out the factors influencing ag lending decisions. Stay informed and adapt to the changing landscape of agricultural finance.

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Permanent Plantings: Lending Solutions for Land Development Loans

Agricultural land development loans and secondary lending with Agri-Access solve risky challenges with permanent plantings from wineries to almond groves and more.

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Webinar: Eric Snodgrass unveils what drives the weather anomalies of 2023

Forecasters were caught off guard by the unexpected weather patterns this year. Explore the reasons behind the surprises, including shifting pressure systems and temperature distributions, and their impact on weather forecasts.

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How quickly can Agri-Access close a loan?

Your ag clients are busy, which is why we dedicated ourselves to streamlining the lending process. Discover how our unique offerings, like our Scorecard Program calibrated specifically for agriculture, will enhance your ag lending services.

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Mitigating severe weather risks: Essential questions for lenders in the ag industry

Lenders need to carefully assess the exposure of farmers to weather-related risks. We gathered up crucial questions you should ask borrowers during the lending process. Discover how these insights can help you make informed decisions and provide effective risk mitigation strategies.

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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.

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What impact will elevated interest rates have on farmland values?

A look at farmland valuation trends and what it means for your borrowing power.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Advocating for agriculture in 2023

What's at stake for growers and producers?

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Webinar recap: 5 issues in the dairy industry ag lenders need to know

What challenges do your dairy clients face in 2023?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Understanding collateral in agricultural financing

The valuation of collateral in agricultural financing matters, but so does the use of collateral.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How FinTech is Disrupting the Agricultural Industry

FinTech is leading the charge to disrupt the agricultural banking industry, with a generally positive response from producers across the world. Keeping up with innovation is no longer a luxury. It's a necessity and an opportunity to provide better service.

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8 safety steps for farmers worried about wildfires

Farmers facing wildfires can take action to help protect themselves and their assets with these 8 key safety steps.

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Does the digital transformation mean the end of brick-and-mortar community banks?

Is the day fast approaching when banks will be disappearing from Main Street, USA? Not likely, say the experts.

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The profit potential of regenerative agriculture

Can regenerative agriculture lead to higher profits, better quality of life and a cleaner environment? The research is in, and the answers may just surprise you.

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US inflation vs. agricultural production

US inflation is the highest it's been in 40 years. How are agricultural producers likely to be impacted?

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Agritourism: How it can help producers prosper

What do hayrides, hunting and house tours have in common? They can all be the basis of a successful agritourism venture! Read all about these businesses ideas and how they can help producers profit in our latest blog.

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All about alternative crops and rare commodities

Will jojoba and ostriches replace soybeans and turkeys? Probably not anytime soon, but that doesn't mean these alternative crops don't present some exciting opportunities for creative-minded producers.

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Indoor farming companies: Can they be successful?

Investors are throwing jaw-dropping amounts at indoor farming start-ups, but their profitability remains a major question. Just what does it take for these operations to be successful?

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The Agri-Tech Rundown: 3 More Innovations To Watch For

You asked, we delivered! Here are three more exciting new technologies poised to make an impact on the world of agriculture. From custom microbes to walking robots, there's no denying that the future is now.

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How to Keep the Farm in the Family

One of the most complex and emotional tasks an agricultural loan specialist can take on is helping with farm succession planning. Keeping the business in the family can be a lot of work, but Agri-Access is always ready to help ensure the loan transfer goes smoothly.

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All about wind turbine leases

Wind turbine leases have changed a lot in a very short amount of time. When Agri-Access’ loan servicers first started working with renewable energy companies, the process of leasing turbine land was often arduous. The restrictions were extensive, to the point where the negatives outweighed the benefits for many.

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Can California keep farming?

Agricultural conditions in California have been the subject of a lot of well-justified worry lately. Ongoing crippling drought has accelerated long-predicted severe water shortages by several decades. And the risk of wildfires has led to soaring insurance costs. Learn more:

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How Agri-Access Embraces New Commodities

With banking partners across the country, Agri-Access has a lot of experience working with all types of commodities. Orchards, row crops, timber land, livestock operations — whatever it is, odds are good we’ve seen it before.

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What To Look For When Choosing an Agricultural Lender

When it’s time to support a customer’s growth or to grow your own business, the right agricultural loan can make all the difference. You just have to find it. Doing so isn’t always easy. Agriculture is a unique business and it's in your best interest to find a lender who understands its nuances and unique considerations. With that being said, here are our strategies for the best ways to find an agricultural lender to support your project or your portfolio.

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The Agri-Tech Rundown: 3 Innovations To Watch For

From startups to industry behemoths, there is a lot of buzz going around about agricultural technology. Since farming began, the drive to produce a better harvest has been constant. These emerging innovations are promising to accelerate us down that trajectory.

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Expand Your Lending Power to Meet Your Clients’ Needs

Expand Your Lending Power. Learn how Agri-Access can help you expand your loan portfolio.

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