Hoosier Ag Today

  • Sheep Checkoff to Hold 2nd Annual Shearing School at Purdue
    The Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program will be sponsoring a shearing school, hosted by the Indiana Sheep Association (ISA) on March 7, at Purdue University’s Sheep Unit. The statewide workshop, also sponsored by the Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program, will take place at 5675 W. County ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJanuary 23, 2020
  • Could INFB Health Insurance Plan Bring Younger Generation Back to the Farm?
    INFB-Health-Insurance-Plan-Could-Bring-Younger-Generation-Back-to-the-FarmFor the first time in a long time, the top priority of Indiana Farm Bureau has changed. According to Kendell Culp, vice president of Indiana Farm Bureau, access to affordable healthcare has replaced property taxes as their primary focus. “We’re finding out we have many members that are coming forward ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJanuary 23, 2020
  • The Rule has Been Ditched
    WOTUS Rule Has Been Ditched On Thursday, the EPA announced a new rule that effectively put an end to the Waters of the U.S., WOTUS, which was one of the most egregious regulations promulgated by the Obama administration.  The old rule effectively gave the government regulatory control of almost any ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJanuary 23, 2020
  • EPA Replaces WOTUS with Navigable Waters Protection Rule
    By Steve Davies Agri-Pulse The Trump administration has released a replacement for the former “waters of the U.S.” rule that significantly reduces federal jurisdiction over streams and wetlands, triggering what almost certainly will be a series of protracted legal battles over the scope of the Clean Water Act. EPA’s new Navigable Waters ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJanuary 23, 2020
  • Sec. Perdue Response to EPA’s Clarification of WOTUS
    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for defining the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule: “President Trump is restoring the rule of law and empowering Americans by removing undue burdens and strangling regulations from the backs ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJanuary 23, 2020
  • Robotic Dairy Experience Coming to Fair Oaks
    A cow being milked by a DeLaval Voluntary Milking System (VMS) Robot, similar to that of what you will find at Fair Oaks Farms. Photo Courtesy: DeLavalA new experience will be opening at Fair Oaks Farms this spring that will showcase the newest technology for milking cows. Dr. Mike McCloskey, ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJanuary 22, 2020
  • Indiana Farm Bureau Women Well Represented at AFBF Convention
    INFB 2nd Vice President Isabella Chism (left) and Margaret Gladden (right) in Austin, TX for the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.Indiana was well represented at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention that concluded yesterday in Austin, TX in many ways, including the Women’s Leadership Committee. Indiana Farm Bureau ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJanuary 22, 2020
  • Senate Sends USCMA to President Trump
    The U.S. Senate Wednesday put its finishing touches on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Sen.Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chair of the Finance Committee and Senate President Pro tempore, signed the agreement, the final step before the agreement heads to the White House. President Donald Trump was previously expected to sign the agreement ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJanuary 22, 2020
  • Are Presidential Candidates Listening to the Biofuels Industry?
    By Ben Nuelle AgriPulse Biofuel industry advocates say they’re pleased with how the Democratic presidential candidates are talking about ethanol and biodiesel in Iowa, although most of the campaigns haven’t provided specifics about how they would increase demand. Many of the candidates, in fact, are promising policies that could decrease biofuel ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJanuary 22, 2020
  • Commodity Classic Discounted Registration Fees End January 29
    Only a few days remain to take advantage of registration discounts for the 2020 Commodity Classic to be held Feb. 27-29 in San Antonio, Tex. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, is the last day the discounts will be in effect.  Registration fees vary depending on the number of days ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJanuary 22, 2020