- Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be here Saturday with a rain range of a few hundredths to nearly 1 inch. The upper end of the range will be triggered by thunderstorms, but those thunderstorms can happen anywhere. We expect rain coverage for the event to be around 60%. For Sunday we have scattered showers back […]
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- In many areas of the Eastern Corn belt planting has been delayed due to wet spring weather. With the continued planting delays some growers may begin to wonder if they should switch to earlier maturing hybrids. When considering late-planted corn, it is important to keep in mind that hybrids can adjust the amount of Growing […]
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- Bob Nielsen Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054 The number of 30-, 40-, and 60-ft wide (or larger) field crop planters across the U.S. Midwest is greater today than, say, twenty years ago. Certainly, individual farmers can plant more acres of corn and soybean per day with today’s large field equipment than they […]
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- Planting Forecast Remains Wet Through Early June HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin’s latest planting forecast is presented by your Indiana corn and soybean checkoffs and First Farmers Bank & Trust. The question this week is simple: are we ever going to be able to get in the fields? “Given the soil moisture profile that we […]
- China’s gateway city of Hong Kong is now officially positive for the African Swine Fever Virus. A news release from the National Pork Board says that means the country is nearly 100 percent covered by ASF. The toll ASF is taking on China’s hog herd is now reaching “epic proportions.” Some industry experts say the […]
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- Ag groups responded on Thursday to the $16 billion in assistance to farmers announced by USDA. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) welcomed the news. “Farmers across the country are struggling. Wet spring weather, trade disputes and tariffs and demand destruction in the ethanol market are forcing farmers to make difficult decisions. We appreciate the Administration’s […]
- Indy-milk-tradition-continues-for-103rd For 64 consecutive years a bottle of milk has been handed to the winner of the Indianapolis 500, and Ft. Wayne, Indiana dairy farmer Andrew Kuehnert has the honor for the 103rd race Sunday afternoon. The avid race fan is thrilled to represent all dairy farmers in such a high-profile event. “It’s all about […]
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- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy to support American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on […]
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- A Call to Action for Corn Growers- A Penny Per Bushel Just Won’t Cut It “The one cent per bushel isn’t going to cut it!” That is the message coming from corn groups all across the country as we await an announcement of additional trade aid in light of stalled negotiations with China. Farm Credit […]
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- The-problem-with-those-weedy-fieldsMore rain over much of Indiana this week means more muddy fields and more planting delays. But those untouched weeds in so many fields are a significant issue staring at farmers, according to north central Indiana Pioneer Field Agronomist Brian Early. “Fortunately Purdue tracks some insects like black cutworms and the counts have been reasonably […]