DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/16/17

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DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/16/17 According to Ryan Martin’s harvest forecast, we will make good progress on harvest this week. According to USDA, Indiana has 34% of the corn harvested statewide and nationally only 28% harvested, well behind last year and the 5 year average. Dan Emmert, agronomist with DuPont Pioneer in SW Indiana, told […] The post DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/16/17 appeared first on Hoosier Ag Today. Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Purdue Ag Club Learning Outside the Classroom

Oct 15, 2017 36

Purude-ACT On Friday a group of Purdue students with various majors within the College of Agriculture traveled the state to learn more about communicating agriculture. On their industry tour members of the Purdue chapter of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow met with Indiana corn, soybean and beef organizations, and stopped at both the Lafayette and Zionsville […] The post Purdue Ag Club Learning Outside the Classroom appeared first on Hoosier Ag Today. Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Demand Grabs Market’s Attention

Oct 15, 2017 32

Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Demand Grabs Market’s Attention The corn and soybean market is switching its focus from supply to demand. As combines resume harvest this week, growers will be focusing on yield. Jim Bower, with Bower Trading says the market, which has been focused on supply, is now shifting its focus to the […] The post Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Demand Grabs Market’s Attention appeared first on Hoosier Ag Today. Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Commentary: Go Local – Drink Milk

Oct 15, 2017 33

The local food movement is not new. While its growth has been slow, it has been consistent and has made its way into the mainstream. Once only something a small group of foodies called “locavores” talked about, today local food sources are key parts of the food marketing business. Once farmers’ markets were about the […] The post Commentary: Go Local – Drink Milk appeared first on Hoosier Ag Today. Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

EPA Announces Dicamba Label Changes

Oct 15, 2017 34

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new restrictions for dicamba-based herbicides, classifying dicamba as a restricted-use product. The EPA said that only certified pesticide applicators, or people under their supervision, will be allowed to spray dicamba. The EPA also is reducing the maximum wind speed and the hours during each day when dicamba may be […] The post EPA Announces Dicamba Label Changes appeared first on Hoosier Ag Today. Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

BASF to Acquire Bayer’s Crop Science Unit

Oct 15, 2017 41

BASF has signed an agreement to purchase Bayer’s Crop Science business for $7 billion. BASF is purchasing Bayer seeds for mainstay crops including cotton and soybean, plus the herbicide brand Liberty. The move by Bayer is part of its agreement to purchase Monsanto. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals as well as the successful […] The post BASF to Acquire Bayer’s Crop Science Unit appeared first on Hoosier Ag Today. Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Barges Stalled on Ohio River

Oct 15, 2017 40

Another lock and dam closure along the Ohio river stalled more than 500 barges waiting to pass through. The Waterways Council said late last week the issue was related to rising river conditions, which boosted water levels above maximum operating limits. However, water levels were expected to fall back below the maximum locking stage by […] The post Barges Stalled on Ohio River appeared first on Hoosier Ag Today. Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Harvest Window About to Reopen

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Harvest Window About to Reopen With harvest pace running behind schedule, growers are anxious to get combines rolling again. HAT meteorologist Ryan Martin says that will happen early next week and will continue for at least 8 days. But, before that, we have one more rain delay to deal with, “Rain will push into the […] The post Harvest Window About to Reopen appeared first on Hoosier Ag Today. Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Yields from Late Planted Crops Likely to Tail Off

Oct 12, 2017 52

Later-planted-crop-yields-expected-to-fall Harvest delays in Indiana continue because of rainfall this week, but also some fields that were planted late this year haven’t even been ready for harvest up to this point. Indiana-based agronomist Kirby Bacon says the rain delays are pretty prevalent across the state. He adds, one thing that’s been obvious so far this […] The post Yields from Late Planted Crops Likely to Tail Off appeared first on Hoosier Ag Today. Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

 Indiana Dept. of Agriculture launches conservation ‘one-stop’

Oct 12, 2017 60

Improving water quality and soil health continues to be a priority for farmers statewide, and while data has always been available to support this claim, it hasn’t been accessible in one, easily navigable location. To address this issue, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), using information compiled by the Indiana Conservation Partnership (ICP), launched […] The post Indiana Dept. of Agriculture launches conservation ‘one-stop’ appeared first on Hoosier Ag Today. Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...