• Ruling on Imported Fertilizers Applauded by the National Corn Growers Association


    The U.S. Department of Commerce made a final determination last week on imported fertilizers saying that urea ammonium nitrate fertilizer shipped into the U.S. was subsidized and sold at less than normal value in the U.S. market during its period of investigation. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) says it’s an important step in the […]
  • Joby Young Named American Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President


    The American Farm Bureau Federation has named Joby Young the organization’s next Executive Vice President, stepping into the role in mid-July following the retirement of Dale Moore. As Executive Vice President, Joby will serve in a chief of staff role at AFBF, managing across departments and working closely with the state Farm Bureaus to achieve […]
  • Southern Indiana Farmer Touts Advantages of Forages This National Forage Week


    This week is National Forage Week. This is the 8th year the American Forage and Grassland Council has celebrated National Forage Week to raise awareness to the importance and impact of forages. “Forages are very well suited for many locations throughout this country,” says Ronnie Boehm, a cattle farmer from Spencer County, Indiana. “Areas that […]
  • Indiana State Poultry Association Pushing Farm Worker Reform Bill


    Labor shortages continue to affect the agriculture industry – and one of Indiana’s ag organizations is pushing federal lawmakers to pass a bill that could help with the problem. “We just plain and simple don’t have enough workers to do all the work we have to do here in Indiana,” says Rebecca Joniskan, President of […]
  • No Price Gouging on Fertilizer, Says Iowa State University Report


    A report from Iowa State University says fertilizer prices are four times higher than they were in 2020. While crop prices have doubled during the same period, higher fertilizer prices are contributing to rising costs in farm production. Iowa’s Attorney General requested the ISU report in February while questioning the justification of higher prices. Yahoo […]
  • North American-Owned Grain Terminals Hit in Ukraine


    Two grain terminals owned by companies in North America were hit by a Russian attack in Ukraine. The University of Illinois’ farm policy news website says Canadian agribusiness Viterra, and U.S. grain trader Bunge said they had a grain terminal hit on Wednesday. Viterra reported that it had a terminal on fire. While there were […]
  • Senate Ag Committee Passes Meat Packing Special Investigator Act


    The Senate Agriculture Committee Wednesday passed the bipartisan Meat Packing Special Investigator Act. The legislation will address anticompetitive practices in the meat and poultry industries. Senator Chuck Grassley says, “With the passage of this bill, my years-long beef with Big Cattle is one step closer to being settled.” The legislation would create the Office of […]
  • Number of US Farms Continues Slow Decline


    New data released Tuesday from USDA’s Economic Research Service shows the number of U.S. farms continues to decline slowly. After peaking at 6.8 million farms in 1935, the number of U.S. farms and ranches fell sharply through the early 1970s. Rapidly falling farm numbers in the mid-20th century reflected the growing productivity of agriculture and […]
  • Biden Proposes Federal Gas Tax Holiday


    President Joe Biden Wednesday called on Congress and states to provide direct relief to consumers facing increased gas and diesel prices. The price of gas is up dramatically around the world, and by almost $2 per gallon in America, the White House says, “since Putin began amassing troops on the border of Ukraine.” The federal […]
  • Farmers Getting Triple the Investment Back with SOURCE


    In a time when we hear so much about supply disruptions, one ag company has plenty of their product designed to activate your soil and make nutrients available for corn and soybean plants. Since it is foliar applied, you can still add this to your 2022 plans. The product is SOURCE™ and it comes from […]