- McKinney-hearing Tuesday the Senate Agriculture Committee conducted their hearing to consider the nominations of Steve Censky of Missouri to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Indiana’s Ted McKinney for Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs within the USDA. McKinney, current director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, was introduced by […]
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- Getting a Grip on Family Living Costs When discussing the financial aspects of a farming operation, the focus typically is on production costs, equipment, and cash rents. Yet, research has shown that over the past decade family living costs have increased more than these other aspects of a farming operation. Matt Davis, Vice President of […]
- Indiana Farm Bureau concluded its 2017 Leaders in Action program in Washington, D.C. this month where members met with Indiana’s national elected officials including Sen. Todd Young, Sen. Joe Donnelly and five U.S. Representatives. Leaders in Action is an annual program for INFB members looking to improve their leadership skills for the betterment of Indiana […]
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- U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said this week that negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement are moving at “warp speed,” but may lead to no agreement. Lighthizer said, “We don’t know whether we’re going to get to a conclusion. That’s the problem. We’re running very quickly somewhere.” Lighthizer says the U.S. would like […]
- A recent study by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization says cattle raised for beef production play a key role in maintaining a sustainable food system. Meat industry publication, Meatingplace, reports that the research essentially counters claims that beef production consumes too much human-edible feed, finding that cattle are net contributors to the global […]
- BOAH-Dairy-Division-promotions The Indiana State Board of Animal Health will have new leadership at the Dairy Division effective October first. Patrick Hash (right) moves from deputy director up to the director position, and Nathan Campbell (left) will be the new deputy director. “They both have a good history with our division,” Denise Derrer, BOAH public information […]
- Early Soybeans Looking Good, Yielding Well A weekend of warm weather sent more combines to the field. Mary Gumz, agronomist with Dupont Pioneer in NW Indiana, says most of the harvest activity has been in soybean fields, “Definitely seeing combines in the field, mostly cutting early soybeans. With the warm weather over the weekend and […]
- Warmer temperatures and little rain helped with dry down for corn and soybeans, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Much of Western Indiana was categorized as abnormally dry by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Some areas of the State did receive some residual rainfall from Hurricane Irma, but […]
- On September 18, 2006, a group of 10 radio stations around Indiana added a new set of farm programs to their lineup. Known as Hoosier Ag Today, the programs had a new approach with a familiar voice. Gary Truitt had been broadcasting to Indiana farmers since 1985; and, in 2006, he founded Hoosier Ag Today […]
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- A group of Midwestern Senators is urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to respond to Brazil’s 20 percent ethanol tariff on imports over 600 million liters, or 158 million gallons. Brazil recently reinstated the tariff that will apply to U.S. ethanol exports to Brazil. In 2016, the U.S. exported 264 million gallons of ethanol to […]