- By DOUG GRAVES Ohio Correspondent ATHENS, Ga. — Daniel Mitchell of Cumberland, Ohio, always felt he had a gift of gab and a love of the livestock business. He put those two abilities to good use last month by winning the East regional qualifying event of the 2019 World Livestock Auctioneer Championships (WLAC) in Athens, […]
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- Braun Arrives in Washington Amidst Shutdown and Trade War Indiana’s freshman Senator Mike Braun has arrived in Washington in the middle of a government shutdown, a tough farm economy, and a trade war. With the government shutdown entering yet another week, the Evansville Republican and former state legislator said Washington is dysfunctional and needs to […]
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- Jenni-Browning-new-dairy-CEO Replacing a forty-one-year veteran and the retired CEO of American Dairy Association, Indiana will have its challenges, but filling the shoes of Deb Osza is a ten-year veteran of the dairy checkoff in Indiana, Jenni Browning. She was named the new CEO last year and is on the job now, drawing from her varied […]
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- By Gary Truitt “You load 16 tons and what do you get, another day older and deeper in debt.” Tennessee Ernie Ford’s 1955 hit came to mind as I walked the Fort Wayne Farm show this past week. I had a lot of company as the crowd of farmers was good but, like me, they […]
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- The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) seeks farmer leaders to join a 24-member board that is responsible for annually investing Indiana soybean checkoff funds in biofuels, livestock production, grain marketing, environmental research, new uses, aquaculture programs and more. The ISA Board of Directors represents nearly 24,000 soybean farmers in Indiana who contribute their dollars through the […]
- The government shutdown could cause a ripple effect across the federal government for years, according to former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack recently told Politico that the effects could take years to realize, like the ramifications of pausing some Forest Service efforts to reduce fire hazards. Specifically, Vilsack said, “You may not see the consequences […]
- IN-FSA-director-on-limited-services As one might expect, with the limited 3-day opening of state Farm Service Agency offices, producers are clamoring for help. Steve Brown, State Executive Director for the USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency said since opening Thursday they have been very busy. “We have very limited staff and unfortunately the eight offices we’ve got open […]
- Since We’ve No Place to Go, Let the Indiana Sky Dump Another 4″-12″ of Snow The headline may be a bit misleading, because I’m sure you all have plenty of places to go, people to see, and work to complete (it was just my poor attempt at providing humor). Plenty of snow dropped on Indiana […]
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- National Association of State Departments of Agriculture President Jeff Witte appointed Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler to serve as chair of the association’s Plant Agriculture and Pesticide Regulation Committee. NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association that represents the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories, and has six […]
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- Bernie Engel, who led Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) to recognition as having the top graduate and undergraduate ABE programs in the country, is the new associate dean of research and graduate education for Purdue’s College of Agriculture. In announcing his selection, Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, said, […]