Farm Credit Bank of Texas

FARM CREDIT BANK OF TEXAS, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a cooperatively owned wholesale bank that is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life in rural America by using cooperative principles to provide competitive credit and superior service to our customers. Find out more at FindFarmCredit.com.

Tracking the Trend in Land Values

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.

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What the New Tax Law Means for Agriculture & Rural Landowners

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.

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Peace of Mind on the Ranch: Livestock Insurance Helps Protect Against Weather and Market Risks

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.

Essential Tips for Getting Your First Farm or Ranch Loan

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.

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Find Out What Your Land is Really Worth

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.

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Keeping the Past Alive: 10 Architect-Approved Tips for Renovating Historic Homes

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.

Good Fences, Good Neighbors: What You Need to Know About Fence Laws

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.

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Harnessing the Sun: A Solar Energy Primer for Farmers & Ranchers

Solar technology helps a Texas couple embrace efficiency and self-sufficiency on their ranch.

On Call for Texas Ranchers: Interview with TSCRA President Dr. Richard Thorpe

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.

10 Essential Tips for Buying Rural Property

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.