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The Economic Radar Screen

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University The days are getting shorter and the fall and winter seasons are just around the corner. What is on the...

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Hidden Cost of Prepayment Penalties

We recently interviewed Kurt Beshore, loan officer with AgChoice Farm Credit. Kurt discusses prepayment penalties, including what they are and how to avoid the hidden costs associated with them...

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Board Member Spotlight - Meet Rick Allen

Rick Allen owns and operates Crabapple Valley Farms, a 78-acre farm. He serves as a director on the Fayette County Holstein Board and co-chair of the Fayette County Fair dairy show committee. We asked...

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Lemons to Lemonade

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University In a recent webcast to the LEAD Fellowship Program at the University of Maryland, a fun exercise was...

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2020 Stockholders Meeting

The 2020 AgChoice Farm Credit Stockholders' Meeting will be Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the AgChoice Farm Credit Headquarters Office, 300 Winding Creek Blvd., Mechanicsburg, PA. Registration opens...

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Consumers and the Economy

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University During a recent webcast, a listener asked, “Are we officially in a recession?” Typically, the government...

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Can I Buy Land Now and Build Later?

We recently interviewed Alyssa Hartzell, loan officer with AgChoice Farm Credit. As the final podcast in the series The Country Life: Buying Land, Alyssa discussed if it is a good approach to buy land...

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Land Appraisal 101

We recently interviewed Nick Pease, chief appraiser with AgChoice Farm Credit. As the fifth podcast in the series The Country Life: Buying Land, Nick discussed appraisals and their role in the land...

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