• Six Percent of Corn, Five Percent of Soybeans Harvested in Indiana


    Harvest across Indiana is off to a slow start this fall. So far, six percent of corn for grain and five percent of soybeans have been harvested as of Sunday, Sept. 25 according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS). Indiana corn is 92% dented and 47% mature. The USDA says 79% of corn […]
  • CountryMark Introduces New Premium Dieselex-4 with ProFlow to Improve Power and Performance


    More efficient and smoothly running diesel trucks and farm equipment are a good thing – especially with the cold winter months fast approaching.  That’s why CountryMark has introduced a new formula of their premium diesel fuel. “It’s good for the environment. It’s good for business. It’s good for Indiana,” says Belinda Puetz, Director of Marketing […]
  • Farmer and State Trooper Happy to Help Deliver Harvest Safety Message


    Harvest season is here in Indiana and across the Corn Belt, and that means it’s time to pay extra attention on rural roadways. Farmers will be doing that as they move from field to field and motorists are asked to do the same. Sergeant John Perrine, Indianapolis District Public Information Officer for the Indiana State […]
  • USDA Equity Panel Recommends Eliminating the FSA’s County Committee System


    The Equity Panel investigating discrimination within the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants the agency to consider eliminating the county committee system that has played a big role in managing the Farm Service Agency’s agricultural programs. The Fairness Committee, in an interim report to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, recommended that the USDA perform research and analysis […]
  • U.S. Export Sales of Corn, Beans Drop Sharply During Second Week of September


    Export sales of corn and beans fell sharply between Sept. 9-15 according to the USDA. Corn sales during the week dropped sharply to 182,300 metric tons from 583,000 tons during the previous week. Japan was the biggest buyer at 83,200 metric tons. Exports for the week hit 563,000 metric tons, up from almost 427,000 tons […]
  • ISDA, Hoosier Ag Today, Other State Agencies Warn of Harvest Traffic on Rural Roads


    Harvest season is here, and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Director Bruce Kettler, Hoosier Ag Today and many other state agencies have teamed up to promote roadway safety this fall encouraging motorists to watch out and slow down for farm equipment on rural roads this harvest season. To kick off the […]
  • China Food Security Policy May Mean Lower Soybean Demand


    A Bloomberg article has a large number of soybean farmers around the world worried about the future of Chinese soybean demand. The Chinese government is attempting to boost the country’s food security by trying to lower the number of soybeans turned into animal feed. The farm ministry says feed grains are the biggest problem when […]
  • How the EPA’s ‘WOTUS’ Rule Could Lead to Expensive Fines or Jail for Farmland Owners


    Imagine being fined $37,000 dollars a day or being threatened with jail time over sinkholes or standing bodies of water on your farmland! It could happen as part of the EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” rule, or WOTUS for short. Those fines could be imposed by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. […]
  • Off-farm Income: How to Fix the Farm Income Balance


    A recent CoBank report completed by the University of Missouri shows 82 percent of farm household income now comes from off-farm sources. Most farmers cited reliable income as the top reason for off-farm employment, as one-half of farm households have negative farm income in a typical year. Health and retirement benefits were also cited as […]
  • INFB Women’s Leadership Committee Shares Farm Policy Concerns with Sen. Braun


    Making sure Indiana farmers have the tools they need to succeed is why the Indiana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee recently traveled to Washington D.C. The committee met with Indiana’s lawmakers and administration officials to discuss their policy concerns for next year’s federal farm bill. Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), who serves on the Senate Committee […]