Hoosier Ag Today

  • Prevented Plant Resources Now in One Spot Thanks to CCSI
    Prevented Plant Resources Now in One Spot Thanks to CCSI “Weird. Tough. Use any adjective you want to for this season. It’s been a bear and farmers are facing a lot of tough decisions that they have to make relatively quickly.” That’s Lisa Holscher, Director of the Conservation Cropping Systems ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 16, 2019
  • Stabenow Says This Dairy Program is a ‘Much Better Program’
    Stabenow Says This Dairy Program is a ‘Much Better Program’ Signups for the new Dairy Margin Coverage program begin today. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said this was one of the top Farm Bill implementation priorities since the bill was signed in December. Michigan Senator and Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 16, 2019
  • Still Not Sure if Xi, Trump Will Meet at G20 Summit
    There still aren’t any formalized plans for U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet at the upcoming G20 Summit in Japan. Politico says that’s the latest update from chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow. Trump has said there is no deadline for imposing even more tariffs on ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 16, 2019
  • European Union Will Import More U.S. Beef
    A Reuters report says the European Union has agreed to allow U.S. farmers a bigger share of the European beef market. EU sources and diplomats all tell Reuters that the move could help calm down some transatlantic trade tensions. The deal will give America a guaranteed share of a 45,000-ton ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 16, 2019
  • Bipartisan Bill Would Limit Small Refinery Exemptions
    The National Biodiesel Board thanked a handful of senators for introducing legislation that would require small refineries to petition for Renewable Fuels Standard hardship exemptions by June first of every year. The legislation would also require the Environmental Protection Agency to properly account for exempted gallons in the annual Renewable ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 16, 2019
  • More Challenging Days Ahead for Field Operations
    Another-challenging-planting-forecast Planting progress this week across Indiana is likely headed for a pause. In the new planting forecast sponsored by the Indiana Corn and Indiana Soybean Checkoffs and First Farmers Bank and Trust, HAT chief meteorologist Ryan Martin says Friday should be dry but the weekend begins a rainy period ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 13, 2019
  • Kansas City Beats Out Indiana for USDA Relocations
    USDA announced on Thursday the relocation site for their Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. It wasn’t the news Indiana was hoping for. Back in early May, USDA announced that Indiana had cracked its top 3 choices for relocation for the ERS and NIFA. The proposal ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 13, 2019
  • Midwest States, Including Indiana, Get Most Help From 2018 MFP Payments
    American Farm Bureau analysis says farmers in five Midwestern states claimed just about half of the more than $8.5 billion in trade help from the USDA as compensation for losses due to trade disputes. The analysis shows that Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Indiana received just about half of the ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 13, 2019
  • New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Begins June 17
    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announces that signup begins June 17 for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage the volatility of milk and feed prices, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 13, 2019
  • Rockport Farmer Nichols Also Appointed to USDA Trade Committee
    The USDA appointed directors from the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) and the Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA) to an influential committee on trade this week. ISA board member Kendell Culp, owner of Culp Family Farm near Rensselaer, Ind., and Michael D. Nichols, owner of Nichols Family Farms near Rockport, Ind., ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 13, 2019