Hoosier Ag Today

  • Farm Show Seminar to Stress Managing Risk with Hedging
    Farm Show Seminar to Stress Managing Risk with Hedging The seminars at the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo provide some practical tools for profiting in 2020. One session will focus on how to manage risk in this volatile market environment. Wednesday afternoon, December 18, Lannie Cohen with Capitol Commodities ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 05, 2019
  • Indiana Farm Applicator Brings Home Harley-Davidson Hardware
    Middleton-wins-applicator-of-the-year A Hoosier just won a brand-new Harley-Davidson in New Orleans as AGCO’s Operator of the Year. So, will Mose Middleton be riding it back home? “No, I don’t think so!” he said. “It’s a little cold in Indiana so I don’t think we’d be doing that.” Middleton of Fulton ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 05, 2019
  • H-2A Certified Positions Surpass 258,000
    In fiscal year 2019, the H-2A farm labor program set a record for certified positions, which is the number of applications processed and approved. According to Veronica Nigh, American Farm Bureau Federation Economist, more than 258,000 certified positions is considered a milestone. “Passing the 250,000 positions is a big deal,” ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 05, 2019
  • Ranking Member Stabenow Applauds $24 Million for Farm Bill Climate-Smart Agriculture Projects
    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded more than $24 million for 16 projects that integrate innovative conservation practices to help farmers combat the climate crisis and create opportunities to build future carbon markets through soil health initiatives. The ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 05, 2019
  • Purdue College of Agriculture Launches New Online Graduate Certificate
    Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently launched a new online spatial data science graduate certificate. The nine-month program is designed for learners with a bachelor’s degree looking to gain technical expertise to broaden the scope of their current job or obtain professional advancement. The program is cross-disciplinary and draws on ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 05, 2019
  • June 20 Dicamba Restriction Explained
    Indiana State Chemist and Seed Commissioner Dr. Bob Waltz has requested from EPA that the Indiana dicamba label state that use after June 20, 2020 is restricted. Speaking to Hoosier Ag Today, Waltz said that the restriction was actually recommended last year by the Indiana Pesticide Review Board and weed ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 04, 2019
  • Japan Approves Partial Trade Agreement with U.S.
    Japan’s Upper House of Parliament Wednesday ratified a partial trade agreement with the United States, which will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Ryan LeGrand, President and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council, notes that the  agreement “solidifies trade with our second-largest corn market.” The agreement immediately reduces U.S. ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 04, 2019
  • Grain Elevators Facing Tighter Margins, Revenue Pressures in 2020
    Grain elevators face significant challenges in the year ahead as they buy basis on corn, soybeans and wheat at the highest levels seen in years, according to a new report. CoBank reports basis for the three major grains is significantly tighter across the country from strong end-user bids, limited pipeline ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 04, 2019
  • President says USMCA Action up to Pelosi
    President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is on the desk of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump says Pelosi, “doesn’t have to talk to anybody,” adding she “has to put it out for a vote.” The President made the comments to the White House press pool on the ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 04, 2019
  • MFP 2.0 Signup Deadline is Friday
    MFP 2.0 Signup Deadline is Friday The deadline to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program is Friday, December 6. Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Steve Brown says over 66,450 applications have been submitted for MFP 2.0 in Indiana. “Our county offices have been trying to get a hold ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayDecember 04, 2019