- Southern Indiana Co-op Leading Way in Providing Broadband Over Power Lines As we reported yesterday, deploying rural broadband nationwide will cost billions of dollars. Funding is available but not at the levels needed to complete full-scale rollouts. One Southern Indiana co-op, though, is taking advantage of one of those low interest USDA loans to invest […]
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- Seed-treatment-benefits With spring officially here, the annual dance with the weather begins for farmers getting set to plant. Will it be too wet and muddy, too cold, or plenty dry and warm when the farmer wants to get to the fields? There is a whole lot of time and potential weather issues ahead, but so […]
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- To help residents, farmers, and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by recent flooding, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid people in their recovery efforts. USDA staff in the regional, state, and county offices are responding and providing a variety of program flexibilities and other […]
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- Farm Credit Mid-America is deepening engagement with and support for Purdue University through a blend of customer engagement, agricultural connection and advertising. Purdue is a national leader in teaching about agriculture, food, life and natural resource sciences. The financial services cooperative is contributing $550,000 over five years toward renovation of the school’s Krannert Building. Purdue’s […]
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- With the Federal Reserve hinting at leaving interest rates unchanged in 2019, the farm economy has one less chance for deterioration. Low-interest rates have been cited as the reason the current farm economy has not reached the crisis seen in the 1980s. Politico reports that while farmers are having losses, those losses don’t compare to […]
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- Deploying Broadband Internet Access in Indiana and the U.S. The biggest obstacle to building out broadband internet access to rural communities is money. However, studies show the tremendous benefits of providing that access. One Purdue University study says Indiana alone could reap $12 billion over a 20-year period. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the cost […]
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- Planter Calibration Critical this Season As we wait for fields to dry and soils to warm, it is time to do some equipment maintenance and planter celebration. With what is likely to be a compressed planting season, down time is something you will want to avoid. Coy Patton, with Bane Welker Equipment, said maintenance is […]
- The federal government may have to step in with extra resources to help states like Nebraska and Iowa recover from flood damage. Floodwaters are still receding in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” that hit Midwest states hard and left behind large-scale damage. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue tells the Fox Business Network that the existing […]
- The We Care for Orphans Adoption Fund raised $31,970 through its 2018/2019 We Care Sweepstakes. The winners of the sweepstakes, Paul Foran of Bement, Ill., and Cody Boothe of Crown City, Oh., received a Polaris RZR XP® Turbo and Polaris General® 4 1000 EPS Ride Command Edition, respectively. We Care for Orphans was founded in […]
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- The African Swine Fever virus is continuing to march through parts of Asia and Europe. A National Pork Board update says it’s causing increasing disruption to the world’s pork production. Much of the ASF concern centers on China, for good reason, because it’s number one in global pork production. The World Organization for Animal Health […]