RESOURCES FOR YOUR NEXT BIG LAND DECISION.

Buying or refinancing farmland? Our learning center can help you navigate your next big land decision.
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Crop Insurance Explained

Crop insurance is an important risk management tool that protects farmers and ranchers against unexpected yield or revenue losses due to changing weather or market conditions.

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Agriculture Term Loans Explained

When considering financing options for land, equipment and other farm purchases, two common types of loans you may come across include term loans and operating loans – also known as an operating line of credit.

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Farm Operating Loans Explained

Loans and lines of credit are two different financing options borrowers can leverage to help manage working capital while maintaining adequate cash on hand.

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Understanding Different Types of Land Auctions

Just as every property is different, so are the ways farmland can be effectively sold at auction. When landowners elect to sell their real estate, they must decide which auction methods will be used to conduct the sale.

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Land Auctions: Best Practices and What to Expect

Whether you’re looking to purchase ag real estate at an auction online or in person, understanding the best practices for preparation, bidding, and closing on that land can make a huge difference in your success.

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Why a Balance Sheet is Important

The balance sheet is a tool to identify and determine the strength of your ag operation or your reserve risk-bearing capacity.

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Machinery Management Strategies

Machinery is an expense with implications on taxes, labor and financing decisions. Use these strategies to measure the true costs associated with an equipment investment.

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Create a Network of Key Advisors and Partners

Experienced farmers know the value of good advisors and partners can be measured in a producer’s bottom line. Experienced farmers share their best advice with young and beginning producers.

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Adding Value to Your Operation and Your Skills

We teamed up with Farm Journal to ask experienced farmers to share their best advice with young and beginning producers. The result is Practical Wisdom – the sharing of knowledge from one generation to the next.

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Land Loan Application Checklist

What’s needed to apply for a land loan? Whether you are buying or refinancing farmland, we’ve got you covered with this checklist.

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Land Loan Process: Step-by-Step Guide

If you’re considering borrowing money for a land purchase or refinancing an existing land loan, it’s a good idea to be familiar with the land loan process before applying for financing.

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How to Prepare for a Land Auction

What should you know before a land auction? Prepare with our land auction checklist outlining essential planning steps to be successful.

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Understanding Payment Structures

Payment structures can have a big impact on your cost to own and cash flow. Understand your options before finalizing your land loan.

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How Much Land Can I Afford?

Buying farmland is no small decision. Answer these three questions when deciding how much land you can afford.

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Renting vs. Buying Farmland

Expanding your farm? Learn how to compare costs of renting vs. buying farmland using a simple analysis with cash rent equivalent (CRE).

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