Hoosier Ag Today

  • USDA: 2nd Round of Trade Aid Payments on the Way; Rates Same as 1st Round
    At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  Producers of certain commodities will now be eligible to receive ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 17, 2018
  • Steinkamp Elected to ASA Governing Committee
    Indiana soybean farmer and American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Joe Steinkamp was elected to serve on the ASA Governing Committee earlier this month. Joining Steinkamp, Indiana grower Kendell Culp serves on the policy-aimed ASA board. These Hoosier farmers closely watch crucial issues such as international trade agreements, implementation of a ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 17, 2018
  • USDA Looking to Increase Rural Broadband
    USDA is putting up $600 million to start a pilot project intended to build broadband infrastructure in rural America. The money will be available in the forms of loans and grants. USDA is calling effort the “ReConnect Program,” which is designed to connect rural areas that currently have less-than-stellar or ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 17, 2018
  • Trump Expected to Sign Farm Bill This Week
    President Donald Trump is expected to sign the 2018 farm bill this week, rumored to be Thursday. The President hinted over the weekend that he would sign the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, saying “we’ll get the farm bill,” at the White House Congressional Ball. Trump said the bill was ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 17, 2018
  • Smart Agronomic Moves Required for Profitable 2019
    Nielsen-preaches-smart-agronomics In his coffee shop chat ‘n chew with corn growers last week at the Indy farm expo, Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen encouraged producers to dig deep for smart agronomic choices in 2019. That’s what is required to be profitable in the face of rising input costs, so ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 17, 2018
  • Purdue’s Hurt Says Stay Flexible for 2019
    Purdue’s Hurt Says Stay Flexible for 2019 One of the best attended seminars at last week’s Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo was the annual outlook presented by Dr. Chris Hurt. In his first outlook presentation of the fall, Dr. Hurt said corn acreage is likely to be up in ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 16, 2018
  • Commentary: Who Made the Naughty List for 2018
    By Gary Truitt As we approach the Christmas holiday, Old St. Nick is busy making his list and checking it twice to find out who was naughty and nice.  While this is not by any means an exhaustive review, here are a few things that most likely made it to ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 16, 2018
  • Corteva Introduces New Above-Ground Nitrogen Stabilizer PinnitMax™
    Corteva Introduces New Above-Ground Nitrogen Stabilizer PinnitMax As farmers reflect on this past growing season and make plans for spring, nutrient management is a large part of the equation. Nitrogen stabilizers are an important component of nutrient management plans, and Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has announced a new ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 16, 2018
  • Questions Remain Regarding Second Trade-Aid Payments
    Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue met with President Donald Trump to talk about a second round of trade-aid payments to farmers. Perdue had said an announcement was coming out on December 3rd but that’s come and gone. It was first delayed as Washington honored the passing of former President George H.W. ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 16, 2018
  • China Dropping Tariffs on U.S. Cars and Corn
    A Bloomberg report says China is taking even more steps to lessen its trade tensions with the U.S. China confirms it will remove retaliatory duties on American automobile imports and it’s preparing to restart purchasing American corn. The Chinese Finance Ministry says the 25 percent tariff on automobiles will disappear ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 16, 2018