Hoosier Ag Today

  • Farm Bureau Checks Pulse of Indiana Farmers after Crop Report
    FB-crop-update The corn and soybean markets took quite a hit last week and into this week following the USDA August crop report, and many farmers in Indiana were surprised by the agency’s projected crop size, based on known issues in Indiana and throughout the Corn Belt. Indiana Farm Bureau checked ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayAugust 15, 2017
  • State Fair Farm Bill Listening Session More Inclusive
    State Fair Farm Bill Listening Session More Inclusive Indiana Farm Bureau and Senator Joe Donnelly hosted a Farm Bill listening session at the Indiana State Fair on Tuesday. It was an event that represented sectors of agriculture that do not often get mentioned in Farm Bill debates. Jeff Hawkins,The usual ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayAugust 15, 2017
  • Dicamba Damage Reports Still Climbing
    A new report issued on Monday shows the dicamba damage footprint is still growing. Both the number of investigations and damaged acres are climbing, especially in the Midwest. Kevin Bradley, a plant science professor at the University of Missouri, compiled the data which shows complaints of off-site dicamba movement now ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayAugust 15, 2017
  • Trump Wants Produce Dumping Protection in NAFTA 2.0
    As NAFTA renegotiations begin on Wednesday, U.S. negotiators are planning to introduce a proposal aimed at making it easier for produce growers to bring potential anti-dumping cases against Mexico. That is a move that will make Southeast growers happy, but it could also fuel criticism of the Trump administration’s protectionism. ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayAugust 15, 2017
  • Poet Breaks Ground on 80 MMgy Expansion at Ohio Plant
    SONY DSCPoet Biorefining – Marion broke ground Aug. 15 to expand its production capacity from 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year. The project will also increase production of dried distillers grains from the current 178,000 tons annually to 360,000 tons. With the groundbreaking, site work ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayAugust 15, 2017
  • Pride and Emotions Grip Hoosier Homestead Recipients
    Johnsons-grab-Centennial-award More farm families have been recognized for long term commitments to Indiana agriculture. Twice a year the Indiana State Department of Agriculture honors families who have owned their farm for 100 or more consecutive years. The newest group of Hoosier Homestead award recipients gathered Friday at the Indiana State ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayAugust 14, 2017
  • Telling the Story of Soil and Water for 25 Years
    Telling the Story of Soil and Water for 25 Years Jane HardistyThe Pathway to Water Quality exhibit at the Indiana State Fair is celebrating its 25th year of educating Fair visitors about conservation.  It is quietest place on the Indiana State Fairgrounds; and each year thousands of Fair visitors take ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayAugust 14, 2017
  • Dryness Now A Concern for Indiana Crops
    Soil moisture has decreased as a result of the lack of rain over the past couple of weeks, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Spotty showers have been inadequate for proper growth of crops leading farmers to continue irrigating fields. Cooler temperatures ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayAugust 14, 2017
  • U.S. Feed Grain and Ethanol Exports Up
    Feed grain exports from the U.S. are up 20 percent this year and could set a record high, according to the U.S. Grains Council. Exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms were up 20 percent year-over-year from September through June to 96.9 million metric tons, according to data from ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayAugust 14, 2017
  • Indiana, Ohio Farmers Take Home Top Red Gold Stewardship Award
      H&T Parker Farms.Red Gold and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) are proud to present Harold and Tom Parker of H&T Parker Farms, located in LaPorte, Ind., and Chris McDonnall of McDonnall Farms, located in Delta, Ohio, with the 2017 Red Gold Stewardship Award. Currently in its ninth ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayAugust 14, 2017