New Indiana FFA State Officer Team gets to Work

Jun 23, 2017 54

Claire Baney new FFA president They’ll be the faces, voices and energy behind Indiana FFA for the next year. The new state officer team officially took the helm at the conclusion of the 88th state convention last week. Secretary Emily Kilmer, Tri-County FFA, Northern Region Vice President Owen Coon, North Montgomery FFA, Southern Region Vice Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Weather Becoming Less Stressful

Jun 22, 2017 43

Weather Becoming Less Stressful Indiana has the distinction of having some of the worst-rated corn in the Corn Belt because of the stressful weather we have had. In our final planting forecast, Ryan Martin says the next week looks to be less stressful, “We should see good sunshine with just a small concern about a Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Dow says Farmers Eager to begin Enlist System

Jun 22, 2017 51

Full speed ahead for Enlist corn Dow AgroScience’s Enlist corn has been cleared for takeoff, and Thursday company officials said farmer requests are already coming in. Sales in the U.S and Canada are set for later this year for the 2018 growing season after China approved corn imports with the Enlist trait. John Chase with Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Indiana FFA Recognizes Honorary Degree and Distinguished Service Recipients

Jun 22, 2017 42

Indiana FFA recognized six people for their dedication to agriculture education and FFA at the 88th Indiana FFA State Convention on Wednesday. Brad Acton, Stacey Hartley, Mel Lenig, and Tamara Neighbors were recognized as Honorary Degree Recipients, while Duane Huge and Ben Helms were tabbed with the Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Brad Acton has been an employee of Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

U.S. Bans Fresh Brazil Beef Imports 

Jun 22, 2017 41

The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks. The USDA had “recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market” after increasing tests on Brazilian beef in March, according to a statement from the USDA. Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...

Perdue says Rural Broadband a Necessity

Jun 22, 2017 41

On the way to Iowa this week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told a White House press pool that broadband internet has become infrastructure of necessity in rural areas. His comments came as President Trump toured agriculture education facilities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to learn more about agriculture technology and to pledge a focus on rural Via:: Hoosier Ag Today ...