Hoosier Ag Today

  • The Super Bowl #Corntroversy Continues Two Weeks Later
    The Super Bowl #Corntroversy Continues Two Weeks Later The Bud Light Super Bowl ads bashing the use of corn syrup in their competitors brews has caused quite the #corntroversy. The public rhetoric has calmed down in recent days, but conversations between Bud Light and the National Corn Growers Association ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayFebruary 16, 2019
  • 2018 Harvest Still Underway in SE Indiana
    2018 Harvest Still Underway in SE Indiana It is not a sight you expect to see when traveling to and from the farm show in Louisville: combines in the field. Yet, that is just what was seen last week, according to Sam Lentz with Seed Consultants. “It has been a ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayFebruary 16, 2019
  • Commentary: The Founding Farmers
    By Gary Truitt This week we celebrate Presidents’ Day, a day originally set aside to honor our first President George Washington. The federal holiday honoring Washington was originally implemented by an Act of Congress in 1879 for government offices in Washington, D.C. and expanded in 1885 to include all ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayFebruary 16, 2019
  • National FFA Week Underway Across the Country
    Agriculture is part of our daily lives—from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. On Saturday, nearly 670,000 FFA members across the country began to share the story of agriculture as part of National FFA Week. Whether it is through service projects or community gatherings, National FFA ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayFebruary 16, 2019
  • Indiana Beef Cattle Association Announces Scholarship Opportunities
    The Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity. The application process will open February 15, 2019 and continue through March 31, 2019. To help students take a thoughtful approach to their selection process and provide financial assistance for a college education, the IBCA is ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayFebruary 16, 2019
  • Hemp Bill Delayed in the Indiana Senate; ISDA to Focus on Processing Facilities
    Hemp Bill Delayed in the Indiana Senate; ISDA to Focus on Processing Facilities Senate Bill 516, a bill to regulate hemp production in Indiana, is making its way through the Statehouse slower than what many would like. Senator Randy Head, author of the bill, told Hoosier Ag Today that he ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayFebruary 14, 2019
  • Louisville Tractor Pull Has Strong Connection to Hoosier State
    Louisville Tractor Pull Has Strong Connection to Hoosier State While thousands of people come to see the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, many are also there to see some other big tractors at the annual tractor pull held in the arena. This event has some strong ties to Davies ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayFebruary 14, 2019
  • Purdue Ag Alumni Association Honors Career Contributors
    Seven noted graduates and contributors associated with the Purdue University College of Agriculture have received the Agricultural Alumni Association’s highest honor – the Certificate of Distinction. The Certificate of Distinction is annually presented to professionals who have significantly contributed to agriculture, forestry or natural resources through their career accomplishments, organizational ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayFebruary 14, 2019
  • Farmland Values Stable, but Risks to Outlook Remain
    Farmland values in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District held steady in the fourth quarter of 2018 despite risks to ongoing stability, according to the Kansas City Fed’s quarterly Agricultural Credit Survey. While demand for farmland remained relatively strong across the district, weaknesses in the crop sector continued to dampen the ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayFebruary 14, 2019
  • USDA Prioritizes Investments in Telemedicine to Address Opioid Crisis
    The Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. USDA may award up to 30 special consideration points for Distance Learning and Telemedicine program applications for projects that provide opioid treatment services in 220 at-risk counties identified ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayFebruary 14, 2019