Purdue Ranked Eighth-Best Agriculture School in the World

Mar 22, 2017 27

Purdue University ranked eighth out of 300 universities worldwide in agriculture and forestry in 2017, according to a study by the British educational research organization QS Intelligence Unit. Each year, the organization ranks the best universities in the areas of arts and humanities, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine, natural sciences, and social sciences Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Weekly Ethanol Production Down Again

Mar 22, 2017 33

According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 1.044 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.85 million gallons daily. That is down 1,000 b/d from the week before, but the 21st straight week over 1 million b/d. The four-week average for ethanol production increased to 1.037 million b/d for an annualized rate of 15.9 billion gallons. Stocks Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Ag Trade a Top Priority for Trump Administration

Mar 22, 2017 23

North Carolina native Ray Starling is still new to his role as Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Agricultural Trade, and Food Assistance. Starling spoke this week about some of the administration’s key priorities when it comes to agriculture which include promoting agricultural trade, giving farmers access to a stable workforce, regulation reform, and Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Indiana Ag Day Honors Work of Farmers and all Driving the Ag Engine

Mar 21, 2017 41

Indiana Ag Day 2017 One thing the Indiana House and Senate Agriculture Committee chairs could easily agree on during the Indiana Ag Day ceremony at the statehouse yesterday is that the observance is important, for both farmers and Indiana consumers. Senator Jean Leising is from Oldenburg in Franklin County. “You know every once in a Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

New RVOs Increase Ethanol Use, but Barriers Remain

Mar 21, 2017 40

New RVOs Increase Ethanol Use, but Barriers Remain In November 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set the final 2017 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for conventional biofuel at a level of 15 billion gallons under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The 2017 RVO rule aligned with bipartisan Congressional intent to increase the amount of transportation Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

USDA Provides EQUIP Funds for Fire Victems

Mar 21, 2017 35

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing the availability of more than $6 million in funding to implement practices that will help private farmers, ranchers and forest landowners affected by the wildfires blazing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. “We have seen the devastating effects of these wildfires on agricultural operations and the funding announced today Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Renewable Fuels on Ag Day

Mar 21, 2017 33

On this National Agriculture Day, the Renewable Fuels Association would like to recognize and thank those involved in American agriculture, who provide abundant supplies of food, fuel and fiber to the world. Agriculture is the lifeblood of our industry, helping to produce the cleanest, lowest cost and highest source of octane fuel on the planet. Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Indiana Celebrates Ag Day

Mar 20, 2017 85

Tuesday is National Agriculture Day, and Indiana will recognize the annual event with a special activity at the State Capital. Indiana’s Family of Farmers is sponsoring a celebration on Tuesday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Statehouse north atrium. There will be an agriculture appreciation luncheon, exhibits from a variety of Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Cuts in Ag Research Funding Will Cost Jobs at Purdue

Mar 20, 2017 57

Cuts in Ag Research Funding Will Cost Jobs at Purdue President Trump is proposing a 21% cut in USDA funding. While Congress will ultimately determine the size of the budget, it is likely there will be cuts in most program areas. In testimony before a House subcommittee last week, Purdue Dean of Agriculture Jay Akridge Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Hoosier Hay Headed West

Mar 20, 2017 30

Several Indiana Farm Bureau members are loading up trailers and making the 1,600-mile trip to Kansas to deliver donated hay to ranchers who have a desperate need for feed for their livestock. Ranchers and farmers in Kansas and other parts of the country have experienced massive devastation as wildfires, fueled by low humidity and high Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...