- Crop Drydown Surprisingly Good in SW Indiana A welcomed break in harvest is taking place this week as rains move across the state. Yields and crop drydown are especially good in SW Indiana. Corn harvest in SW Counties is about half complete, and soybean harvest has been running full out for about a week. Dan […]
- Hopes of an on-time farm bill are diminishing as lawmakers now have less than a week to finish a bill, get it passed by both chambers again, and on the President’s desk for signature. The current farm bill expires September 30th, and the conference committee still must agree on changes in the conservation programs of […]
- Stalled talks between the U.S. and Canada regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement are expected to continue this week, as the U.S. desires to reach a deal by September 30th. Informal talks are likely over the next few days, according to Reuters, as global attention turns towards a U.N. meeting this week. Canadian Prime […]
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- Nearly ideal weather last week allowed harvest to progress at a rapid pace, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. Temperatures that were much above average coupled with little rainfall was conducive to harvest. Corn for grain moisture was reported to be drier than normal for this time of the year […]
- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to request a rehearing of a pesticide case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. DOJ has asked for a panel rehearing and a rehearing en banc in a case in which the court directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to […]
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- West Central Indiana Farmer Impressed with Early Corn and Soybean Yields Harvest is underway in West Central Indiana. Out on Rippy Farms just south of Lafayette, Ryan Rippy let me ride along to cut beans Thursday afternoon. He said this year’s early harvest rushed them a bit to get things ready. “We were scrambling a […]
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- One of the first things President Trump did upon taking office was walk away from the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. Now that approach may be reconsidered. The TPP trade deal would have given the U.S. farmers lower tariffs and great market access to all the nations in Asia and the South Pacific, but strong […]
- The Environmental Protection Agency released aggregated information on small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuels Standard the agency issued over the last couple of years. A DTN report says they’ve also given out information on current and future waiver requests. The agency says it granted 49 waivers in 2016 and 2017. Those waivers added up to […]
- White House Economic Trade Adviser Kevin Hassett says the U.S. is getting very close to having to move forward on its trade deal with Mexico without Canada. The deadline to publish the text of an agreement to update the North American Free Trade Agreement is October 1. As the deadline approaches, Hassett says the U.S. […]
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- A few years ago, Beck’s Hybrids produced a series of videos called “Why I Farm.” These farmer profiles were inspirational stories about their lives, families, and farming operations. I recently came across another inspirational farming story but in a rather unusual place, the sports page. A well-written piece, it touches on that indefinable something that […]
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