Hoosier Ag Today

  • Firewood, Bowling Balls and Corn Harvest
    North-central-update Hoosier Ag Today reported this week that southwest Indiana corn and soybean harvest could be wrapped up by the end of this week. In north-central Indiana one farm operation is dealing with more in their fields than just the crops, but they hope to wrap up soybean harvest this ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 18, 2017
  • How Technology Can Help Analyze Harvest
    How Technology Can Help Analyze Harvest Dan EmmertCombines today not only harvest a crop, they also harvest lots of data. Now technology is helping growers analyze that data into recommendations for next year. Almost every combine today has a yield monitor, and it is the instrument watched the most closely ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 18, 2017
  • NAFTA Talks Extended
    Agriculture and other contentious issues proposed by the U.S. during round four of the North American Free Trade Agreement talks have stalled the renegotiation effort. The U.S., Canada, and Mexico have now agreed to extend the talks into 2018, failing to meet the Trump Administration’s goal to conclude the talks ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 18, 2017
  • Trump Tells EPA to Stand Down on RFS Weakening Proposal
    The White House has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to stand down on efforts to weaken the Renewable Fuel Standard. The agency was told to abandon two changes that were under consideration: a possible reduction in biodiesel requirements and a proposal to allow exported renewable fuel to count toward domestic ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 18, 2017
  • Iowa Leaders Call on EPA to Reverse Course on Threats Against Biofuels
    Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg today joined leaders from across the state to voice their concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) consideration of proposals to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), reduce federal biofuel targets, and threaten rural jobs. The duo hosted a press conference ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 18, 2017
  • Goodlatte Farm Labor Bill “Best Chance in Years”
    New farm labor bill American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says it’s time for a solution on ag labor issues and legislation introduced by Representative Bob Goodlatte is being called an important first step to address ag’s labor shortage. Goodlatte is a Republican from Virginia and his bill is the ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 18, 2017
  • U.S. Ethanol Production Hits 4 Week High
    According to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, average ethanol production expanded by 5.4% to 1.019 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 42.80 million gallons daily. That is up 52,000 b/d from the week before and a four-week high. The four-week average for ethanol production dropped to 998,000 b/d–the ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 18, 2017
  • Optimizing Your Credit Options for 2018
    Optimizing Your Credit Options for 2018 As growers consider their production plans for 2018, credit and financing options will play a big role in those operating plans. Doug Cox, with Farm Credit Mid-America, says there are steps that growers can take to optimize their credit and make a plan for ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 17, 2017
  • EPA Ending “Sue and Settle”
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is touting a directive he signed this week to end the EPA’s so-called “sue and settle” strategy, a practice agriculture groups opposed. Pruitt issued an Agency-wide directive Monday to end the practice, a move he says means “the days of regulation through litigation are ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 17, 2017
  • New Study Emphasizes Value of Farm Conservation Practices
    Jane HardistyIndiana farmers in the six counties of the Western Lake Erie basin are having positive impacts on Lake Erie, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This report by USDA’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) shows these practices reduce phosphorus losses from fields by ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 17, 2017