Hoosier Ag Today

  • Culver’s ‘Thank You Farmers’ Project Donations Hit $3 Million for FFACulver’s ‘Thank You Farmers’ Project Donations Hit $3 Million for FFA
    Since creating the Thank You Farmers Project in 2013, Culver’s has raised $3 million to support agricultural education. The Thank You Farmers Project is about more than showing appreciation for the hard work of today’s farmers: It’s about ensuring we have enough food to serve our growing population by supporting… Read more »
  • New Video Series Highlights Indiana DairyNew Video Series Highlights Indiana Dairy
    Meet Indiana dairy farmer Brian Rexing from New Generation Dairy in Owensville in southern Indiana. “I’ve been a dairy farmer all my life. I grew up milking cows. We ventured out on our own in 2008 and started milking on our own dairy, my wife and I.” Rexing, a 4th… Read more »
  • Sec. Vilsack’s First Day Back Includes CFAP-AA Extension, Multi-Million Dollar Investment in TelemedicineSec. Vilsack’s First Day Back Includes CFAP-AA Extension, Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Telemedicine
    Wednesday evening, Sec. Tom Vilsack was sworn into office from his home in Iowa virtually by Vice President Kamala Harris. Vilsack wasted no time. Thursday morning, USDA announced a $42 million investment to help rural residents gain access to telemedicine and educational opportunities. “Rural residents are more vulnerable to serious… Read more »
  • Free Crop Insurance Decisions Webinar on MondayFree Crop Insurance Decisions Webinar on Monday
    Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free 2021 crop insurance decisions webinar on at 10:30 a.m. ET Monday (March 1). The webinar will review corn and soybean crop insurance choices to provide insights and important considerations for crop insurance decision making. “Crop insurance is an important aspect… Read more »
  • HAT Market Analysis for 2/25/21 with Mike Silver of Kokomo GrainHAT Market Analysis for 2/25/21 with Mike Silver of Kokomo Grain
    A strong week in the ag markets gave way to a negative export sales report Thursday and joined other markets in the selloff. Mike Silver of Kokomo Grain analyses. Click to listen. Read more »
  • Eight FFA Advisors Selected for Indiana Golden Owl Award NominationEight FFA Advisors Selected for Indiana Golden Owl Award Nomination
    The Indiana FFA Association and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, in partnership with Nationwide Insurance and Farm Credit Mid-America, have selected eight Indiana FFA agriculture educators as nominees for a Golden Owl Award. Nationwide established the Golden Owl Award to honor teachers and support them with additional resources to… Read more »
  • USDA Invests $42 Million in Distance Learning, Telemedicine Infrastructure to Improve Education and Health OutcomesUSDA Invests $42 Million in Distance Learning, Telemedicine Infrastructure to Improve Education and Health Outcomes
    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday announced it is investing $42.3 million to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities (PDF, 255 KB). Rural areas are seeing higher infection and death rates related to COVID-19 due to several factors, including a much higher percentage… Read more »
  • NCGA Leads Call for Farmer Participation in Paycheck Protection ProgramNCGA Leads Call for Farmer Participation in Paycheck Protection Program
    The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with  K·Coe Isom, Wednesday led a coalition of 35 agriculture organizations urging Congress to work with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure that farming partnerships and limited liability corporations (LLCs) are able to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In a… Read more »
  • Indiana FFA Officers Travel the State for FFA WeekIndiana FFA Officers Travel the State for FFA Week
    It is National FFA Week and Indiana FFA officers are celebrating by connecting with members across the state. Indiana FFA Sentinel Luc Sproles says he and his 6 fellow officers are still meeting with some chapters in person. “Each of us will be putting about 1,000 miles on our vehicles… Read more »
  • HAT Market Analysis for 2/24/21 with Tom Fritz of EFG GroupHAT Market Analysis for 2/24/21 with Tom Fritz of EFG Group
    Corn, soybean and wheat futures rallied again on Wednesday, so the markets remain firm. Analyst Tom Fritz with EFG Group wonders what the soybean market would be doing if soy meal “got off its can!” Click to listen. Read more »