More Debate on Indiana Road Funding Expected this Week

Mar 27, 2017 30

Indiana road funding update More funding for Indiana roads, including agriculture’s push for rural infrastructure improvements, should move to the next step this week as the Indiana Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy committee hears House Bill 1002. That’s scheduled for Tuesday morning. This session road funding is the number one issue for state commodity groups Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: The Bears are Ready for the Reports

Mar 27, 2017 32

Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: The Bears are Ready for the Reports Friday’s USDA planting intentions and quarterly stocks reports have the market in a very bearish frame of mind. Doug Werling, with Bower Trading, said, “The market has built in a great deal of negativity, especially in the soybean market.” While the acreage Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Milk is not Always Milk, Despite What the Label Says

Mar 27, 2017 35

Milk is nutritious, natural, refreshing, versatile, a good value, plentiful, and one of the few food products never touched by human hands until it reaches the consumer. Yet, it is one of the most maligned, tested, regulated, legislated, and debated food products today. Milk producers cannot agree on what federal dairy policy should be. Consumers Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Trump Ag Secretary Pick Finally gets Confirmation Hearing

Mar 23, 2017 49

Perdue Ag Secretary hearing Finally. Thursday the Trump administration choice for USDA Secretary finally met the Senate Agriculture Committee for the nomination hearing. It has been over two months that USDA has been waiting to learn if former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue will be confirmed. In a season of very partisan confirmation hearings, Perdue’s tone Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Seed Treatments Vital for Soybeans This Year

Mar 23, 2017 49

Seed Treatments Vital for Soybeans This Year For Indiana growers planning to plant soybeans this spring, seed treatments will be vital to fending off insects and disease. With the warm and wet winter we have had in Indiana, insects and disease will be a major problem for soybeans this year. Mike McCarville, seed growth service Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

House Passes Agro-terrorism Bill

Mar 23, 2017 47

The U.S. House has passed the Securing our Agriculture and Food Act, agro-terrorism preparedness legislation that is also up for a vote in the U.S. Senate. The bill passed the House by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 406-6. Iowa Republican Representative David Young, a sponsor of the bill, says the legislation is a step “towards Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

U.S. Biodiesel Industry Calls Out Illegal Trading

Mar 23, 2017 47

The National Biodiesel Board filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition on Thursday, making the case that Argentine and Indonesian companies are violating trade laws by flooding the U.S. market with dumped and subsidized biodiesel. The petition was filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

U.S. Biodiesel Industry Calls Out Illegal Trading

Mar 23, 2017 41

The National Biodiesel Board filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition on Thursday, making the case that Argentine and Indonesian companies are violating trade laws by flooding the U.S. market with dumped and subsidized biodiesel. The petition was filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

State Director Touts Economic Growth of Agriculture

Mar 22, 2017 39

Indianas great ag story At Indiana Ag Day festivities this week, the director of the State Department of Agriculture Ted McKinney touted the state’s growth in the agriculture sector. He had plenty of good news to share too, and it was just a snapshot of the economic development area alone. “We’re just seeing such growth Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

State Director Touts Economic Growth of Agriculture

Mar 22, 2017 34

Indianas great ag story At Indiana Ag Day festivities this week, the director of the State Department of Agriculture Ted McKinney touted the state’s growth in the agriculture sector. He had plenty of good news to share too, and it was just a snapshot of the economic development area alone. “We’re just seeing such growth Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...