• Biden Signs Economic Competition Executive Order

    President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday directing the Department of Agriculture to engage in rulemaking on several issues. The executive order, focused on promoting competition in the U.S. economy, includes provisions on livestock markets and right to repair. The order directs USDA to consider new rules under the Packers and Stockyards Act, to […]
  • Indiana Dairy Connects with Indy Ice Cream Lovers

    Nothing like ice cream to brighten up an otherwise overcast day. American Dairy Association Indiana, Inc was able to accomplish that Friday at Victory Field in Indianapolis during their annual Ice Cream Social, a drive-thru event for the second year. “July is ice cream months, so why not invite the community and really celebrate agriculture […]
  • Master Farmer Egnew Enjoys Getting to Work With Family

    Master Farmers were awarded Thursday night in New Harmony, Indiana. The Master Farmer award is sponsored annually by Indiana Prairie Farmer and the Purdue University College of Agriculture. The 2021 Indiana Master Farmers are Harry Egnew from Linton; Randy and Joyce Kron, Evansville; Cameron and Cara Mills, Walton; and Craig and Kim Williams, Oaktown. Honorary […]
  • Co-Alliance Awards $40,000 in the 2021 Co-Alliance Scholarship Program

    Co-Alliance Cooperative, Inc. has announced the 40 recipients of its $1,000 Scholarship program. The scholarships were awarded to high school seniors planning to study agriculture in college and be involved in agriculture in their local community. The winners were selected through the legacy Co-Alliance Solutions Scholarship program and the legacy Harvest Land Co-Op Agricultural Scholarship […]
  • Purdue Farm Management Tour Underway in Southern Indiana; Master Farmers Awarded

    The Purdue Farm Management Tour made its first stop Thursday at Koester Brothers Farms in Wadesville, Indiana in Posey County. Koester Brothers Farms is a diversified grain and dairy operation that grows corn, soybeans, wheat, some alfalfa, and milks around 200 cows with robotic milkers. One of the four Koester Brothers, Dale, spoke with Hoosier […]
  • Drought Monitor Reports Another Week of Hot, Dry Weather

    The latest U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows 58 percent of the nation experiencing drought, with 38 percent in a severe or worse drought classification. Hot and dry weather continued across the West in the last week, expanding drought conditions. The excess heat increased evaporative demand, drying out soils and vegetation, and straining water resources. […]
  • Global Food Prices Declined in June

    Global food prices fell in June for the first time in 12 months, according to the United Nation’s Food Price Index. Released Thursday, the June index averaged 124.6 points, down 3.2 points, or 2.5 percent, from May. However, the index is 33.9 percent higher than this time last year. The drop in June reflected declines […]
  • Get Fungicide Timing Right, Crop Enjoys the Benefits

    There are benefits to plant health when you opt for a fungicide on your corn and soybeans. Timing of those mid-season applications is important if you are planning on going that direction. Chad Threewits of Syngenta says the recommendation for corn application is to be done by the brown silk period, “just because we’re trying […]
  • HAT Market Analysis for 7/8/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain

    Once again corn and soybean futures sold off Thursday, and a higher move in soybeans could not be sustained through the close. @MikeSilverSr of Kokomo grain takes a look. Click to listen.
  • Purdue Crop Chat Episode 21, Crop Update and Scouting

    Purdue Extension Soybean Specialist Shaun Casteel and Corn Specialist Dan Quinn are back for another episode of the Purdue Crop Chat Podcast. On this episode, the guys discuss the most recent crop condition ratings and compare that to what they’re seeing around the state. Casteel also discusses the advantages to having a drone to scout […]