Apps, maps, phones and drones help rural appraisers arrive at accurate property values faster than ever.
Before you go shopping for a shiny new tractor or pickup truck, consider two things—whether to buy new or used, and whether to finance or lease.
Over the past 35 years, scores of individuals have established vineyards and wineries across Texas, some looking for an alternative crop for existing farmland, others pursuing a lifelong desire to operate their own winery.
Have you wondered what your land is worth? The only way to truly know its value is to have hard data on market trends. Fortunately, that kind of information is available thanks to a friendship forged over 50 years ago.
The largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades went into effect this year, impacting farmers, ranchers and other rural landowners in a variety of ways. For the most part, financial experts anticipate benefits for these groups.
Raising livestock can be a rewarding but sometimes risky business. One risk management tool available to producers is livestock insurance, which can pay off both financially and in terms of peace of mind.
In some urban areas today, real estate is a seller's market. With numerous buyers lined up for one property, you can miss out on the home of your dreams without a loan pre-approval in hand.
Assigning value to your land is no easy task, which is why finding the right information from a reliable source of rural land value trends is crucial.
Anyone who's ever owned an old house wishes those walls could talk. Here are ten tips for renovating a historic home to keep its storied past alive.
Rural landowners know that fence issues can create extremely strained relationships among neighbors. Here's a guide to staying on the right side of the law.
Solar technology helps a Texas couple embrace efficiency and self-sufficiency on their ranch.
As an emergency room doctor and a first-generation rancher, Dr. Richard Thorpe offers a unique perspective as president of Texas’s largest livestock organization.
The key to making smart property purchase decisions is to buy based on facts and information, not emotion. This is critically true when looking at making a rural recreational or investment property purchase.
Some folks purchase rural land for pleasure as much as for profit. Motivated by a dream of running a hunting operation, raising cattle or having their own place to roam, they may forget that the land can help pay for itself.
Whether you are purchasing or selling property, it helps to know the lending lingo.
The Farm Credit System’s cooperative structure and purpose have not changed in over a century. Having celebrated its centennial in 2016, Farm Credit remains dedicated to the same goals with which it started.
This holiday season, will the turkey on your table come from Texas? Will your wine be made from West Texas ...
The 2012 Ag Census helps lenders understand producers as diverse as America.
Many Americans are looking for the peace and quiet of the rural countryside, but buying and financing a country dream home is not the same as the suburbs.
Imagine this: You found your perfect property in the perfect location at a great price. Your offer was accepted, and ...