- Getting Ready for #Plant2020 in Northern Indiana The calendar has turned to April and farmers are itching to get in their planter and get some seed in the ground. A relatively dry forecast from HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin might help move along some fieldwork this week. Marshall County Farm Bureau President Charlie Houin says […]
- The Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free Spring 2020 Crop Outlook webinar from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on April 1. The webinar will be led by Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert, and review the crop outlook following the USDAâ€™s March 31 release of the Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports. There […]
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- Indiana farmers intend to plant more corn and the same acreage of soybeans compared to last year, according to the USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Field Office. Acres intended for corn in Indiana are 5.80 million acres, up 16 percent from last year. Indiana producers intended to plant 5.40 million acres of soybeans, the same […]
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- The-corn-ethanol-struggle-amid-COVID-19 With travel across the U.S. severely limited, supply and demand basics are certainly not working well for the oil industry right now. By extension corn ethanol production continues to fall off, greatly affecting corn demand. Some analysts say corn is staring at a scary demand picture. John Zanker with Risk Management Commodities in Lafayette, […]
- Bayer is offering dicamba training online as we look toward spring and planting for the 2020 season. The online training options provide the same level of certification for the use of over-the-top dicamba chemistries like XtendiMaxÂ® herbicide with VaporGripÂ® Technology, a restricted use pesticide, as farmers receive in person â€” while keeping attendees safe from […]
- The USDA issued its Prospective Plantings report on Wednesday. Estimates were taken before the majority of the country was locked down due to COVID-19. CornÂ planted area for all purposes in 2020 is estimated at 97.0 million acres, up 8 percent or 7.29 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected […]
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- Whether it be too much or too little moisture, low prices, or something else, each season of farming seems to have its own set of challenges. Cashflow in 2020 for most farmers is pretty tight, and some might be looking at either cutting back on phosphorus and potassium or eliminating them altogether to favor a […]
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- Farm Equipment Dealers Learning to Serve Farmers in the Age of COVID-19 With restrictions remaining in place for another month, farm equipment dealers are having to be creative as they work to serve farmers ahead of planting.Â While the doors are locked and the showroom lights off, Bane Welker Equipment stores are still open for […]
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- There were 38 documented grain entrapments in 2019 across the U.S. Â 23 of those proved to be fatal. â€œAnd I think it’s largely attributed to the problem we saw last fall with a lot of immature crop being put into storage,â€� says Dr. Bill Field, a professor in Purdue Universityâ€™s Department of Agriculture and Biological […]
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- On this month’s HAT Soil Health Podcast presented by the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative, HAT’s Andy Eubank speaks with Mike and Susan Brocksmith about winning the Northeast Region Conservation Legacy Award at Commodity Classic in late February. Also, Eric Pfeiffer speaks with CCSI Director Lisa Holscher about COVID-19 and what farmers can do to help […]
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