• Planting is Late, But Nice Northern Indiana Stands EmergingPlanting is Late, But Nice Northern Indiana Stands Emerging
    Even though corn and soybean planting has been behind schedule throughout the spring, emerged crops are showing promise. Jason Harmon is a DeKalb as grow technical agronomist covering northern Indiana who says certain geographies have better stands than others. Soil types are a primary factor. “We had some progress toward… Read more »
  • Why First-Generation Farmer Cody Otten Started His Own Farming OperationWhy First-Generation Farmer Cody Otten Started His Own Farming Operation
    Farming can be a very tough business. Especially, if you are new to it. “Anybody that thinks that there’s no possible way they could farm, there is a way,” says Cody Otten from Clark’s Hill in Tippecanoe County.  He’s 26, recently married and farming on his own full-time for the… Read more »
  • Ukraine Export Crisis Complicated by Theft, War Damage, Export BansUkraine Export Crisis Complicated by Theft, War Damage, Export Bans
    Theft, war damage, and more are complicating the Ukraine export crisis, further squeezing tight world grain supplies and fueling food inflation. The world grain stocks problem starts this year in Ukraine. “Can some of those stocks be taken by Russia and shipped back to Russia, and enter the world market… Read more »
  • India Considers Allowing More Wheat ShipmentsIndia Considers Allowing More Wheat Shipments
    The Indian government banned wheat exports over a week ago because of a heatwave that hurt the country’s wheat output. The sudden prohibition on shipping wheat left 1.8 million tons of grain at India’s ports with nowhere to go. Now, India has a great deal of wheat sitting at ports… Read more »
  • Planting Weather Forecast: No Real Breaks From the RainPlanting Weather Forecast: No Real Breaks From the Rain
    There’s way too much moisture in the next 10-day forecast window. On top of that, we do not see long dry stretches in between events either. We are seeing better drying potential toward the end of the 10-day period. We kick all of this off with rain and thunderstorms this… Read more »
  • Way Too Much Moisture in the Forecast the Next Week to Ten DaysWay Too Much Moisture in the Forecast the Next Week to Ten Days
    Hoosier Ag Today Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says there’s way too much moisture in the Seed Genetics Direct Planting Weather Forecast over the course of the next week to 10 days. Forecast details are on the way. Know the price of your corn and soybean seed before you buy it… Read more »
  • Purdue Experts Urge More Patience as Planting Windows ShortenPurdue Experts Urge More Patience as Planting Windows Shorten
    After making some impressive progress last week and perhaps even more progress in some parts of the state this week, it sounds like we’re going to slow way down over the course of the next couple of weeks at least due to weather. “We’re planting, I’d say, on the hours,… Read more »
  • Purdue Crop Chat Episode 34, Corn, Soybean, & Wheat Management in Short Fieldwork WindowsPurdue Crop Chat Episode 34, Corn, Soybean, & Wheat Management in Short Fieldwork Windows
    Purdue Extension’s Dan Quinn and Shaun Casteel are back for another episode of the Purdue Crop Chat Podcast, a regular podcast from Hoosier Ag Today and the Purdue University Extension Service. This time around we discuss last week’s planting progress with some nice weather, but also how the weather likely… Read more »
  • Butcher Block Act, a Less Controversial Supply Chain Bill, Wins Bipartisan SupportButcher Block Act, a Less Controversial Supply Chain Bill, Wins Bipartisan Support
    The Butcher Block Act to boost U.S. meat processing capacity, in contrast to a second packer concentration bill, won bipartisan House Ag panel support this week. The Butcher Block Act was bipartisan, while the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act was fiercely-contested, advancing only along partisan lines. Co-author of Butcher… Read more »
  • U.N. Wants Ukraine’s Ports Opened for Grain ShipmentsU.N. Wants Ukraine’s Ports Opened for Grain Shipments
    The United Nations is talking with Russia about the possibility of opening up Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for grain shipments to get exported. Ukraine is one of the largest grain producers in the world and usually exports goods through its seaports. However, Russia controls the Black Sea ports, which has… Read more »