- Planting-window-opening In the new Indiana planting forecast the near-term opportunities look good for field work but there appear to be interruptions in the extended outlook. HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin also says possible interruptions today hinge on a cold front sweeping across the state. “It doesn’t have a lot of moisture with it but it […]
- The American Soybean Association is among agriculture groups applauding the Senate Commerce Committee for pushing the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 forward in the legislative process. ASA President John Heisdorffer says his group welcomes the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018. “This legislation understands the unique needs of growers across rural America,” Heisdorffer says. […]
- The European Union is preparing to allow more tariff-free U.S. beef into the region as part of an attempt to avoid a trade war. The move comes at the same time French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are making high-level diplomatic trips to Washington, D.C. Both leaders are trying to dissuade President […]
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- The Economic Research Service’s Food Dollar Series shows that the farmers’ share of the food dollar fell to 14.8 cents in 2016. That is a 4.5 percent drop from the previous year, and the lowest level since the series first launched in 1993. The farmers’ share of every $1 spent on domestically produced food represents […]
- Ag Officials Respond to Granted ‘Hardship’ Waivers from EPA EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says that he believes the number to be at 24 hardship waivers that his agency has granted to relieve oil companies from blending the amount of ethanol required by the RFS. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says those hardship waivers have decreased […]
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- Don’t Rush to Plant After Anhydrous Application With the month of May upon us, there is the temptation to rush planters into the field at the first opportunity. However, Bill Meacham warns that being too hasty has its dangers, “We recommend that growers wait at least 7 to 10 days after anhydrous application before they […]
- Indiana farmers planted 970,000 acres of cover crops in 2017, according to a recent survey. Cover crops are now the third-most planted crop in the state, next to corn and soybeans. “With the late harvest and heavy rains farmers experienced last fall, seeing close to one million acres of cover crops growing is no small […]
- According to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 985,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 41.37 million gallons daily—down 25,000 b/d from the prior week. This is the first time in 15 weeks that production settled below 1 million b/d, dipping to the second-lowest output in 80 weeks. As a result, the […]
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- The National Farmers Union Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution opposing the current version of the House Farm Bill that passed out of the Ag Committee last week. The Board called on House members to make significant changes in the legislation before passing it. The Board says in a release that, “The House Farm […]
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- Remaining dry today with sunshine again in control. Good drying with moderate evaporation around .2” of per day. A cold front remains on track to cross Indiana tomorrow afternoon and evening. Moisture still looks to hit mostly northern areas. From I-70 northward, we can see a few hundredths to .2”, but we are increasing our […]
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