Hoosier Ag Today

  • Indiana FFA State Convention Kicks Off with Service Projects
    It was the first full day of the 89th Indiana State FFA Convention in Greater Lafayette on Tuesday. Community service projects were held at Purdue University, the home of the convention, and two Pay Less Supermarkets locations in Lafayette. National FFA President Breanna Holbert talked about the importance of service ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 20, 2018
  • 2018 Indiana State Fair Competition Entry Fast Approaching
    With more than 8,200 blue ribbons and cash prizes to be awarded, individuals interested in competing at the 2018 Indiana State Fair, August 3-19, should register by July 1 at 11:59 p.m., as entry fees will rise at midnight. Entries are currently being accepted for all Livestock departments, Agriculture & ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 20, 2018
  • Trump Escalates Trade War with Additional Talks of Tariffs
    President Donald Trump is taking the trade war with China to an unprecedented level that would impose tariffs on nearly every export China sends to the United States. Following the announcement Monday night by Trump that he is seeking an additional $200 billion worth of tariffs, China is looking to ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 20, 2018
  • Freedom Caucus Farm Bill Support Still Uncertain
    Freedom Caucus members have yet to submit unison support for the House farm bill. The House set a revote deadline for this Friday when the farm bill failed because Democrats and the Freedom Caucus Republicans voted against the measure. Now, Bloomberg reports some members have not voiced support for the ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 20, 2018
  • Taking a Bigger Picture Look at Net Farm Income, Supply and Demand
    Taking a Bigger Picture Look at Net Farm Income, Supply and Demand 2011 and 2013 brought record levels of net farm income for farmers. Obviously, it’s a much different picture today. Dr. Jim Mintert, Director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue, spoke to members of the Agribusiness Council ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 19, 2018
  • Warm Weather Pushing Crop Development
    Warm Weather Pushing Crop Development While farmers in much of Indiana have enjoyed good planting conditions and quick crop development, NW counties have suffered from too much rain and excessive planning delays.  Carl Joren, with DuPont Pioneer, says that in these areas planting is just wrapping up, “I talked to ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 19, 2018
  • Farm Credit Outlook Shows Prices for Grains to Strengthen
    An outlook presented to the Farm Credit Administration shows corn and soybean prices are projected to strengthen, boosting profit margins for crop farmers. The report shows profit margins are expected to decline for livestock producers though, as rising grain prices drive up feed costs, and Southwest pasture conditions deteriorate because ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 19, 2018
  • World Pork Expo Wraps Up 30 Years; Sets Sights On Future
    In search of new ideas and solutions, not just for today but for tomorrow, too, more than 20,000 producers, employees and pork professionals attended the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6-8. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council, Expo also welcomed nearly 1,000 international guests from 35 countries to Des ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 19, 2018
  • Senate Bill Creates Group to Study Trucking Regulations
    Legislation introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would revise existing trucking regulations to make the rules more flexible for drivers hauling livestock, according to the National Pork Producers Council. The “Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act” would establish a working group at the Department of Transportation to examine the federal Hours ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 19, 2018
  • Rain Improves Conditions
    Rain showers early last week helped increase soil moisture to adequate levels, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The weather left some fields wet. The high temperatures helped to quickly dry out some areas. The average temperature for the week 74.7 degrees, ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 18, 2018