Rain Brings Relief to Some Indiana Crops

Jun 26, 2017 12

Spotty rain showers provided much needed moisture to many parts of the State, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The rain showers missed some areas prompting farmers with irrigation systems to continue irrigating. In other areas, rain was excessive, causing localized flooding. The statewide average temperature was Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Managed Honeybee Colony Numbers Increasing

Jun 26, 2017 18

The U. S. Department of Agriculture says the number of managed honey bee colonies has increased over the last decade. While recent public attention has focused largely on colony mortality trends, overall colony numbers have increased since 2006. USDA says the number of managed colonies has increased from roughly two million in 2006 to near Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Hoosier Radio Station Makes Major commitment to Agriculture

Jun 26, 2017 17

Radio station WHZR-103.7FM (Hoosier Country) has made a major programming commitment to agriculture. Beginning Monday June 26, 2017, the Cass County station significantly increased the number of agricultural programs being aired each day. From 6am to 6pm the station will air hourly programs from Hoosier Ag Today. The programs, consisting of news, market, and weather, Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Secretary Perdue to Travel to China to Mark Return of U.S. Beef

Jun 26, 2017 19

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will travel to China this week, joining with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, to formally mark the return of U.S. beef to the Chinese market after a 13-year hiatus. In events in Beijing and Shanghai on Friday, June 30, 2017 and Saturday, July 1, 2017, Perdue will meet Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

A Strategic Plan to Grow Indiana Agriculture Over Next Decade

Jun 26, 2017 30

Food and agriculture has been a driving force in Indiana’s economy since it became a state 200 years ago and remains one of the leading industries today. According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, there are 57,500 farming operations across the state, and Indiana ranks 11th in the nation in agricultural sales. In order Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Bower Market Strategy Report: Dealing with Weather Worry Markets

Jun 25, 2017 41

Bower Market Strategy Report: Dealing with Weather Worry Markets Indiana fields and crops continue to be in rough shape in many areas, and many areas were hit with heavy rains on Friday. However, that is not impacting market prices. Jim Bower, with Bower Trading, admits navigating a weather market is difficult, “Weather markets are ‘mercurial’ Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Busy Week Ahead for Indiana Ag Policy

Jun 25, 2017 42

This week will feature two major events which are focused on the future of agriculture in the state. One deal with grown of the agriculture sector within Indiana, and the other deals with how federal programs need to be shaped to help U.S. and Indiana farmers thrive in the coming years. On Monday, the Indiana Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Commentary: The Death of the Grocery Store

Jun 25, 2017 44

The way most Americans buy food has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. From the small independent IGA and A&P stores to the mega-chains and food warehouses like Kroger and Wal-Mart, the price, service, and selection of our food has undergone significant changes. This revolution in retailing is about to take a major leap Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Arkansas Dicamba Ban Passes

Jun 25, 2017 47

A roller coaster ride for Dicamba in the state of Arkansas came to an end on Friday when the Arkansas State Plant Board voted to recommend an emergency ban of Dicamba. The ban applies to Engenia products for the remainder of this crop season. The Xtendimax technology had already been banned in January of this Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Seed Consultants Planting Forecast June 25, 2017

Jun 24, 2017 49

A cooler that arrived to start the weekend holds through Sunday. We should see good sunshine with just a small concern about a few scattered to isolated showers Sunday afternoon. The moisture that triggers those has a better likelihood of just producing clouds, though, and coverage will be under 20% of the state. Temps will Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...