Hoosier Ag Today

  • Planting Forecast: Waiting for a Multi-day Dry Stretch
    Ryan Martin’s Hoosier Ag Today Planting Weather Forecast is brought to you by your Indiana Corn and Soybean checkoff programs and First Farmers Bank & Trust. The heavy rain from this past week is done. The focus this week shifts to the chance of any kind of multi-day dry ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 19, 2019
  • Growing Degree Days and Emergence Timing
    A great deal of field work has been done over the past few weeks. As corn is being planted across the eastern Corn Belt and another growing season has begun, it will be time to walk and scout fields. Once corn is planted, the next critical event will be uniform ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 19, 2019
  • Planting Crops Delayed Again, and Weather isn’t Promising
    No-field-dry-down-coming Well, it seemed as though Indiana was starting to dry out, but we knew all along that Thursday during the overnight hours it could change in an instant. And change it did. In the first planting forecast of the season, sponsored by the Indiana Corn and Soybean Checkoffs and ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 18, 2019
  • Census Shows Medium Sized Indiana Farms Consolidating or Disappearing
    The 2017 Census of Agriculture was released last week. There are just over 2 million farms in the country, 56,649 of those are here in Indiana. That number represents about a 4,500 farm drop in the last 10 years while the average size of a farm and the total number ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 18, 2019
  • United States Wins Dispute Finding China’s Administration of Grain Tariff-Rate Quotas Breaches WTO Commitments
    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel found that China has administered its tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, corn, and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments.  Contrary to those commitments, China’s TRQ administration is not ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 18, 2019
  • U.S. Beef, Poultry and Egg Products Gain New Market Access in Tunisia
    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Tunisia and the United States have finalized U.S. export certificates to allow imports of U.S. beef, poultry, and egg products into Tunisia.  This announcement follows meetings between U.S. and Tunisian officials on ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 18, 2019
  • USDA Announces February Income Over Feed Cost Margin Triggers Second 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment
    USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the February 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.22 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the second payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. DMC, which replaces ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 18, 2019
  • #MotorcadeForTrade Comes Through Indiana Advocating for USMCA Passage
    #MotorcadeForTrade Comes Through Indiana Advocating for USMCA Passage The organization Farmers for Free Trade is in the midst of an RV whistle stop tour going through the Midwest to spread awareness and build advocacy for passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. They stopped in Romney, Indiana on Wednesday at ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 17, 2019
  • Burndown Should be Top Priority
    Burndown Should be Top Priority Very little fall annual weed control got done last year; and, as a result, most fields have a good flush of weeds up and growing, according to Ben Jacob with Pioneer. “Everything out there is actively growing, but it is still small enough that we ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 17, 2019
  • Trump Responds to No Ag in EU Talks, Threatens Tariffs
    President Donald Trump is threatening tariffs against the European Union if the EU doesn’t bring agriculture to the trade negotiation table. Trump has threatened tariffs on European cars and auto parts imports, a move the EU has previously said it would abandon the talks over, according to Politico. The EU ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayApril 17, 2019