Looking At Growing Hemp? You May Want To Slow Down

When hemp became legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, there was a lot of buzz in farm country about what that would look like as an everyday crop, and who would grow it.  It’s not just farmers that are curious about the newly legal commodity, many in the Ag banking sector are watching hemp very […]

Why Are Some Farmers Succeeding While Others Struggle?

It’s a common story line nationally and across the Northwest.  Some producers are succeeding while other are struggling, with some declaring bankruptcy.   So, what’s the difference? Ag lender Tony Hotchkiss says for him it’s not so much geographical location or commodity, but those that understand operating a farm, while it may be a passion, […]