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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.