Crop Tour Pegs Indiana Corn Yield Just Over 171

Aug 22, 2017 21

Crop-Tour-wraps-up-in-Indiana Variation in the corn fields was widespread in Ohio Monday as the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour commenced. That same kind of variation in soybean fields was evident as the tour moved through Indiana Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. “There was still variability in the corn fields in Indiana,” said Brian Grete, editor of […] Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Plan for 2020 Crop Year Farm Equipment

Aug 22, 2017 21

Plan for 2020 Crop Year As growers are getting ready to head to the field for harvest, they are making plans for the 2018 growing season. But when it comes to making major equipment purchases, they may need to play ever further out than that. Vince Bailey, with Farm Credit Mid-America, says the best way to […] Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

USDA Launches Animal Welfare Database

Aug 22, 2017 23

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service has launched what it calls a “refined public search tool” offering access to compliance records for the Animal Welfare Act. Last year, APHIS formally initiated a comprehensive review and update of the Animal Care website. The agency also hoped to balance its commitment to transparency with […] Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

U.S. Moving Forward with WTO China Grains Case

Aug 22, 2017 39

The United States is moving forward with a World Trade Organization case against China regarding tariff-rate quotas for agricultural products. The WTO said this week that the U.S. is requesting that the WTO set up a panel to investigate the tariff-rate quotas, a move that sets up a showdown between the two largest economies in […] Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Study Shows No Impact of RFS on Greenhouse Gasses

Aug 22, 2017 21

A study by Iowa State University says the Renewable Fuel Standard brings a net positive to the U.S. economy, but fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally. The study, produced in June, was released by the Renewable Fuels Association recently, highlighting the net positive to the U.S. economy. Iowa State University’s Center for Agriculture and […] Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Early Indiana Crop Tour Returns Confirm Growing Season Challenges

Aug 21, 2017 25

2017-Crop-Tour-Day-1-review The Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour is underway. The eastern leg started in Ohio Monday and moved into northeast Indiana and then southward. Issues in the northeast part of the state quickly became evident in the update from the tour with our tour reporter Ty Higgins, traveling with Steve Fellure a farmer from Attica, […] Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Dry Weather Continues to Stress Indiana Crops

Aug 21, 2017 28

Another dry week has kept irrigation systems running regularly to reduce some of the stress on crops, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Few areas across the state received rain, and in many areas the rain was not enough to be beneficial for crops. Portions of West […] Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Visionaries Indiana Agriculture Honored

Aug 21, 2017 31

Visionaries Indiana Agriculture Honored Each year, the Lt. Governor presents special awards to individuals with a special vision for the future of Indiana agriculture. This year’s recipients of the AgriVision award are Beth Bechdol, Director of Agribusiness Strategies at Ice Miller and President and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana, and Dr. Jay Akridge, Interim Provost at Purdue University. […] Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

State Fair Celebration of Champions Honors 4-H Youth at Indiana Farmers Coliseum

Aug 21, 2017 26

As the 2017 Indiana State Fair drew to a close Sunday night, one milestone remained for twenty-four 4-H youth whose hard work and dedication had earned them the right to attend the Celebration of Champions at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. These young Hoosiers have spent the last year working hard to raise livestock of various species, […] Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Farm Debt Likely to Reach All-Time High in 2017

Aug 21, 2017 27

Low commodity prices have made things tough by bringing down land values, tightening balance sheets, and increasing the stress level of America’s producers. Unfortunately, that means farmers are continuing to take on more debt. The amount of outstanding farm debt is likely to reach an all-time high this year. Brent Gloy, of Agricultural Economic Insights, […] Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...