Hoosier Ag Today

  • USMCA Now in Effect; Why it’s Important to Indiana Agriculture
    https://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/kettler-usmca-wrap.mp3July 1 was a big day for US agriculture as the long-awaited United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement entered into force. Why is USMCA so important to Indiana agriculture? Bruce Kettler, director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, says 2016 data shows that over $800 million worth ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJuly 01, 2020
  • Indiana Farm Bureau Still Supporting 4-H at Modified State Fair
    https://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Farm-Bureau-supporting-4H-at-new-state-fair.mp3Some things, well, many things will be different at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in August. The annual state fair is canceled. But with some competition planned one thing that hasn’t changed is Indiana Farm Bureau stepping up to the plate and helping support 4-H members. Chelsea Poe, the INFB membership ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJuly 01, 2020
  • Soybean Growers Call Gap-Year SREs a “Devastating Blow”
    The American Soybean Association (ASA) jumped into the debate over the 52 gap-year, small refinery exemption requests currently before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They’re asking the agency to immediately reject the pending retroactive small refinery exemption petitions and to “stand with U.S. soybean growers in support of the Renewable ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJuly 01, 2020
  • 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Contest Now Open
    Utah Farm Bureau members Beth and Rhett Crandall with Flint, 2020 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Credit: Nestlé PurinaFarmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, with support from Purina. This is the third year of the contest, ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJuly 01, 2020
  • Dairy Bar to Serve Up Fair Favorites During 4-H Livestock Competitions
    https://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/beef-pork-dairy-wrap.mp3Indiana’s beef, pork, and dairy groups are joining forces to make sure 4-H show families are well fed during the modified Indiana State Fair 4-H Livestock Competition in August. Operating out of the Dairy Bar, the three organizations will be working together to offer a limited ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 30, 2020
  • The HAT Soil Health Podcast- Harvesting Cover Crops for Forage
    On this edition of the HAT Soil Health Podcast presented by the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative, Purdue Extension Forage Specialist Dr. Keith Johnson and Forage Agronomist Greg Downing with Cisco Seed discuss harvesting cover crops for forage. Tune in to the podcast below! https://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/HAT-Soil-Health-Pod-0620.mp3 ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 30, 2020
  • Some Bullish Corn and Soybean News from USDA
    https://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/June-reports-full-of-bullish-surprises.mp3A big boost for the corn and soybean futures market Tuesday came from USDA reports that often have market moving surprises. This year in USDA’s quarterly grain stocks report corn planted acres were pegged at 92 million, below even the lowest estimate. Those figures were enough to rally prices, according ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 30, 2020
  • USDA Adds Digital Options for Farmers to Apply for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
    USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic. FSA is also leveraging commercial document ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 30, 2020
  • State Fair’s ‘Make It With Wool’ Contest and Wool Room Shop to Go Virtual
    Purdue Agriculture’s Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program annually supports the “Make It With Wool” (MIWW) competition and the sheep barn’s Wool ‘N’ Ewe Room during the course of the Indiana State Fair. Due to the cancellation of this year’s state fair, the Indiana Sheep Association (ISA), will present ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 30, 2020
  • USDEC Excited, Cautious With USMCA Implementation
    Former USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack speaks at Michigan Farm Bureau | Credit: Ashley DavenportUSDEC Excited, Cautious With USMCA Implementation After years of negotiations, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will finally replace NAFTA on Wednesday. One of the biggest agricultural sticking points between the U.S. and Canada was on dairy. ... read more
    Hoosier Ag TodayJune 29, 2020