Indiana State Officers Log Thousands of Miles During FFA Week

Feb 26, 2017 39

FFA Week review At about 1,000 miles on Indiana roads for each of them, National FFA week was very busy for the seven Indiana state officers, but it was full of opportunity to meet and impact members. During a drop-in at Delphi High School state reporter Leah Jacobs said her visits included staff breakfasts, petting Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Bower Market Strategy Report: A Sideways Trade Until Spring

Feb 26, 2017 37

Bower Market Strategy Report: A Sideways Trade Until Spring The talk in the market last week was the new acreage estimates from the USDA. Jim Bower, with Bower trading, says there were not a lot of surprises in the numbers, “If there was a surprise it was that there were no big surprises. The market had Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

House Ag Committee Chairman to Speak at Commodity Classic

Feb 26, 2017 40

U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, will address the thousands of attendees at the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, March 2-4, 2017. Congressman Conaway will speak during the popular General Session, which takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 3. Serving his seventh term in Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Are You Smart Enough to Farm Today?

Feb 26, 2017 33

This is the time of year when agricultural literacy gets a lot of attention. This past week was Ag Literacy Week, an initiative sponsored by Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom project, which focuses on educating grade school students on the importance of agriculture. The just concluded FFA Week saw a lot of high school Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

NFU: Trump Administration Building Positive Record on Renewable Fuels

Feb 26, 2017 41

Stressing the need for certainty around the administration’s support for the renewable fuels industry, the National Farmers Union recognized the Trump Administration’s growing positive record in support of renewable fuels. The National Farmers Union calls the support a reaffirmation that renewable fuels are a means to spur economic growth, provide good-paying jobs, and benefit American Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

More Growers Going Soybean After Soybean in 2017

Feb 24, 2017 57

More Growers Going Soybean After Soybean in 2017 The USDA presented its first guess on planted acreage for 2017; and, as expected, corn acres are forecast to be down and soybean acres up. On Thursday, USDA pegged corn acreage at 90 million acres, down from the 94 million acres planted last year. The USDA pegged soybean acreage Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Monsanto Stressing Stewardship with New Dicamba Herbicide

Feb 24, 2017 81

A new tool to control glyphosate, ALS, and PPO resistant broadleaf weeds in soybeans hits the fields this year and the Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) has published a set of guidelines for those farmers considering newly approved dicamba-based herbicide products. One of those is Monsanto’s XtendiMax™ herbicide with VaporGrip™ Technology, approved by the Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Ag Groups Ask for Infrastructure Help

Feb 24, 2017 54

Over 200 groups with a stake in agriculture and rural areas sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for rural needs to be part of any plan to improve the nation’s infrastructure. A few of the groups that signed the letter included Farm Credit Council, American Farm Bureau Federation, and the American Soybean Association, Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Largest Ag Producers Changing Crop Protection Plans

Feb 24, 2017 47

A new study from Millenium Research shows that the nation’s largest farmers are still uncommitted or making changes to their crop protection plans. The “Farmer Speaks” study shows producers being more aggressive in cutting costs after a tough year in 2016. Growers who farm 1,000 or more acres are planning on making the highest percentage Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Ethanol, the Key to Recovery of the Farm Economy

Feb 22, 2017 70

Ethanol, the Key to Recovery of the Farm Economy The U.S. ethanol industry added $42.1 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and supported nearly 340,000 jobs in 2016, according to a just released study. The report suggests that continued growth of the renewables sector is the key to recovery in the farm economy. Matt Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...