- McKinney Working to Build Market Access for U.S. Ag Native Hoosier and Undersecretary of agriculture for trade Ted McKinney has just wrapped up another trade mission, this one to the Philippines and Thailand. In a call from Bangkok, McKinney said these two countries represent significant demand for U.S. farm products, “The Philippines is our 10th […]
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- INFB: Thanksgiving Meal Cost Down 7% in Indiana According to Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey, Hoosier shoppers should expect slightly more affordable grocery store prices on traditional Thanksgiving food items this year. The average cost for a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 this year, including 12 traditional food items, is $47.22 or $4.72 […]
- By Gary Truitt “Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of harvest home! All is safely gathered in, Ere the winter storms begin; God, our Maker, doth provide. For our wants to be supplied; Come to God’s own temple, come; Raise the song of harvest home!” This was penned in 1844 by British clergyman […]
- Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a public meeting to discuss the use of livestock and poultry cell lines to develop cell-cultured food products. At this meeting, stakeholders shared valuable perspectives on the regulation needed to both foster these innovative food products and maintain the highest […]
- Indiana’s agricultural producers who want to improve natural resources and address resource concerns on their land are encouraged to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Jerry Raynor, NRCS State Conservationist, announced that December 21, 2018 will be the EQIP application deadline in Indiana. “While we […]
- Eastern Corn Belt farmers are facing similar conditions reported by the Western Corn Belt. The St Louis Federal Reserve Bank, following a Kansas City Fed report, says bankers reported that farm income had declined, and that farm household spending and capital expenditures remained below levels compared with a year ago. The survey includes seven Midwest […]
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- INFB-state-convention-coming-soon The Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention in early December moves to the northeast corner of Indiana, as the organization begins a year-long celebration of a true milestone. Isabella Chism of Kokomo is INFB’s 2nd Vice President. “We are getting ready to kick off our 100th anniversary celebration, so this year will be the kickoff […]
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- HAT Helping Future Communicators For the past 12 years, Hoosier Ag Today has awarded a 4-H Foundation Communications scholarship. This year’s winner is from Northern Indiana. Ashlyn Rody from Wabash County was one of 42 young people receiving scholarships at the Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarship Luncheon. The Junior at Wabash High School said communication is […]
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls passing a farm bill a top priority for the lame duck session, but the conference committee must first come to an agreement. Senate Ag Chairman Pat Roberts was hopeful for an agreement Thursday, but said House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway refused to come to an agreement, blaming the […]
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Indiana Conservation Cropping System Initiative will be at the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo to hold coffee shop talks and perform demonstrations. The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo is presented by Hoosier Ag Today and Farm World newspaper. The Expo will take place at the […]
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