Hoosier Ag Today

  • Another Good Indiana Harvest Window Ahead
    Another Good Indiana Harvest Window Ahead This week has been back to the soybean and corn fields for farmers affected by rain delays, and the new harvest forecast says more good harvest conditions are ahead during most of the next ten days. But Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Ryan Martin says ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 18, 2018
  • Drones Aren’t Just the Future, They’re the Right Now
    Drones Aren’t Just the Future, They’re the Right Now The Internet, the smartphone, and online shopping: all of these had their skeptics when they first launched. Now, they’re commonplace. They improve efficiency and, ultimately, your bottom line. Could the same be said for drones? Many see them as toys or ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 18, 2018
  • Small Refinery Exemptions Destroy Demand for Biodiesel
    A letter by the National Biodiesel Board asks the Environmental Protection Agency to fully account for small refinery exemptions in the annual Renewable Fuel Standard rules. Specifically, the letter addresses EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler, asking him to “end the demand destruction for biodiesel.” The letter asks EPA to set ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 18, 2018
  • Hoosier Seib Reappointed to United Soybean Board
    Mark SeibSecretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue appointed 16 soybean farmers from across the country to the United Soybean Board (USB), including Hoosier Mark Alan Seib. Seib is a returning director having been reappointed to the board. These farmer-leaders will be sworn in as directors at the USB annual meeting in ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 18, 2018
  • AFBF Coalition Tells Court to Throw Out WOTUS Rule
    A 2015 rule that expands the federal government’s control over private land nationwide should be vacated in its entirety, attorneys argued in papers filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. AFBF and a broad coalition of business groups, along with the state of Texas and ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 18, 2018
  • The Blue Wave of FFA Jackets Set for Indianapolis Next Week
    Blue-Wave-of-FFA-Soon-Back-in-Indy The blue wave in Indianapolis next week is all about FFA students from around the country returning to the Hoosier state in their blue jackets for the annual national convention. When the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo starts Wednesday, it will mark the start of a week when ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 17, 2018
  • Wheat Planting Underway
    Wheat Planting Underway Corn and soybean harvests are moving along rapidly, and winter wheat planting is also underway. All wheat acres are forecast to be up 4%, but this still represents the 2nd lowest acreage figure since records started  being kept in 1919.  The latest USDA figures show that about ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 17, 2018
  • USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options
    Farmers and agricultural producers in Indiana have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process producers can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and 2017 Wildfires Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) on the secure and ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 17, 2018
  • U.S. Seeking Trade Agreements with Japan, EU, UK
    The U.S. formally announced it will seek trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced this week that the U.S. will seek to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the EU and the U.K. The European Union has downplayed the ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 17, 2018
  • No USMCA Vote This Year and Further Farm Bill Delays Possible
    As expected, the U.S. Senate will not consider the updated North American Free Trade Agreement, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, in 2018. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Bloomberg News a vote on the updated agreement would not happen until after the New Year, saying, “My trade advisers say you ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayOctober 17, 2018