Hoosier Ag Today

  • Fair Oaks Emphasizes Transparency After Animal Activist Group Infiltrates Their Farms
    Fair Oaks Emphasizes Transparency After Animal Activist Group Infiltrates Their Farms Fair Oaks Farms, who has been recognized as the top agritourism destination in the Midwest, announced over the Easter weekend that an animal activist organization went “undercover” as employees and infiltrated their farms to create misleading animal cruelty videos. ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 22, 2019
  • A State Divided on Planting Conditions
    A State Divided on Planting Conditions It was the best of conditions and it was the worst of conditions, depending on what part of the state you were in over the weekend. Sunny and warm conditions had many growers in Western Indiana in the field and some planting progress was ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 22, 2019
  • Hoosier Ag Today to Acquire Michigan Ag Information Network
    Hoosier Ag Today, Indiana’s premier farm radio network, is proud to announce the acquisition of ownership and management of the Michigan Ag Information Network (MAIN).  Beginning May 6 Hoosier Ag Today will assume program production and distribution. Programs will continue to be referred to as the Michigan Ag Information Network. ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 22, 2019
  • New Legislation Would Ease Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Rules Amid Farm Economy Slump
    A bill announced last week would ease the process of reorganizing debt through Chapter 12 bankruptcy rules, making more farms eligible. The move comes amid a continued downturn in the farm economy. Led by Representative Antonio Delgado, the legislation is the companion bill to a measure already filed in the ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 22, 2019
  • USDA Announces Enhancements to Livestock and Dairy Insurance Programs
    The Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency Monday announced several enhancements to the Dairy Revenue Protection, Livestock Gross Margin and Livestock Risk Protection Programs. Risk Management Agency Administrator Martin Barbre says the changes “strengthen risk management options and provide peace of mind in times of unpredictable market fluctuations.” The Livestock ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 22, 2019
  • Rural Road Safety during Planting Season is Everyone’s Responsibility
    Planting-Safety-video-released Hoosier Ag Today and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture are unveiling a new planting safety video. We collaborated on this project to promote a safe spring on rural roads for ALL Hoosiers, according to ISDA Director Bruce Kettler. “We want to keep the general public obviously safe as ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 21, 2019
  • AFBF Calls on Farmers to Urge Congress to Pass Disaster Relief
    Congress is on a two-week recess and the American Farm Bureau Federation says now is the time to express the need for disaster assistance to lawmakers. From recent hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding, farmers in different parts of the nation need help recovering from natural disasters. Paul ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 21, 2019
  • Fed Report Shows Tough Conditions in Ag Country
    The latest outlook from the Federal Reserve regional surveys shows low prices, severe weather, and trade tensions continue to weigh heavily on large segments of the agricultural economy. Politico says the Fed gathers information eight times a year on economic conditions in its 12 districts to make up its Beige ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 21, 2019
  • Growth Energy, NAAE Release Curriculum to Promote Biofuels Education in the Classroom
    Growth Energy, in partnership with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), announced the release of their new curriculum aimed at educating high school students to the world of biofuels. The curriculum is the first industry-supported biofuels curriculum that provides students a guided in-classroom experience and will offer ag educators ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 21, 2019
  • On Farms and Forestlands, Every Day Is Earth Day
    This is a letter to the editor from Steven Brown, State Executive Director, Indiana Farm Service Agency and Jerry Raynor, State Conservationist, Indiana Natural Resources Conservation Service At USDA, we celebrate Earth Day 2019 by offering big thank-yous to Indiana farmers and forest landowners for all they do. Every day ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 21, 2019