Category: Operating a Farm
Published May 22
Waste Processing Plant Project Financing and Investment ModelImproving waste management through the integration of new technologies always means additional costs and the search for funding sources. The construction of a waste processing plant may require tens of millions of euros in funding, depending on the scale and equipment used. Investing in large projects can be difficult even for companies in good financial health. Problems in attracting funding stem from the usual caution of investors. In turn, the public sector is prone to chronic scarcity of funds, which often leads to the abandonment of environmental investments that could benefit local communities...
Categories: Agribusiness, Homesteading, Operating a Farm
Published May 12
Finance and Technology have always been intertwined, from the invention of the abacus to make financial calculations easier to the mammoth supercomputers that are used to drive complex financial models today. The fintech industry was born out of that merger, and now the majority of financial activity is carried out on mobile phones, enabling more people to have access to financial services. Technological disruptions over the last few decades have changed how we communicate, talk, make purchases, and do business. Emerging technologies in the financial services industry have consistently disrupted how consumers interact with their money, what they expect from financial institutions, and how those organizations operate. Today, new technologies make processes easier, more efficient, reduce errors, improve communication, and change how consumers see and interact with money...
Categories: Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Operating a Farm
Published Apr 17
Current trends, challenges and opportunities for Renewable Energy project finance cannot be over emphasized. Looking back at 2020 and the development of renewable resources, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic, renewable energy continues to be a rapidly growing segment of the economy. In first three quarters of 2020, 70% of all new U. S. power capacity came from renewable energy, almost entirely solar and wind...
Categories: Agribusiness, Farmland and Real Estate, Operating a Farm
Updated Mar 22
South Carolina residents looking to build their farm businesses can now learn what they need to start with a firm foundation thanks to an online class from Clemson Extension. Farming Foundations is a free course that teaches farmers knowledge they need to get their farms moving in the right direction. It is taught by Clemson Cooperative Extension Service horticulture agents and consists of 14 learning modules. Zack Snipes, assistant program leader for the Clemson Extension horticulture team and area horticulture agent, said classes focus on vegetable production but many topics such as soil testing, fertility and irrigation can be applied to other farming ventures as well. “This course was designed for new or beginning farmers who are looking to hobby farm or start their own commercial farm,” Snipes said...
Categories: Farm Management, News, Operating a Farm
Published Feb 24
Looking for a quicker and cheaper solution to you crop mapping needs? Drones are your answer! Who likes walking hundreds or thousands of acres looking for problems? NO ONE! I can map up to 750 acres a day and provide NDVI maps to show you exactly where your problem areas are. No more endless row walking looking for issues with your crop, I can provide you with the info you're looking for, usually within 24hrs. ...
Categories: Operating a Farm, Precision Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture