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What is a Timber Cruise?

Timber cruises are performed by consulting registered professionals who have been extensively trained in the timber field to determine the characteristics of forest stands in preparation for sales. 

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Rate Shopping? Be sure to compare Apples to Apples

5.3% on a 20-year Term with a 3-year Balloon. 6.2% fixed rate on a 20-year Term. Although you might initially consider only the interest rate, what does "Fixed Rate" or "Balloon" really mean? When shopping rates, be sure you are comparing apples-to-apples. Knowing the term is just as important as knowing the rate.

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Seven Principles of a Cooperative

1. Voluntary and Open Membership

Cooperatives are voluntary organizations; open to all people able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination.

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Georgia Cattlemen Initiate Feasibility Study

Macon, Georgia - A group of cattlemen in the state of Georgia think that enhanced producer control might mean opportunity for one of Georgia's largest commodities.  That's why they want to look at the supply chain and decide if there's a better way to "finish" cattle here and give local farmers the opportunity to grow the estimated $3 billion industry.

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Georgia Farm Credit Associations Offer Free Financial Training to Young, Beginning and Small (YBS) Farmers

STATESBORO, GA (February 21, 2018): Christy Smith, Director of Marketing at AgSouth Farm Credit and co-creator of AGAware®, announced that AgSouth has partnered with AgGeorgia Farm Credit to bring the AGAware program YBS farmers in Georgia this summer through a series of workshops aimed at educating them in the many aspects of running a successful agricultural operation.

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Appraising the Appraisal Process

With fewer comps and sales than other forms of real estate, timberland requires a specialized appraiser that can make a huge difference in your forest transaction.

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