State and Federal Officials Monitoring Grain Storage,Transportation, and Propane Situation

State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney said the state does not have any regulations covering grain storage, but he is quite concerned about the situation, “We are staying close to some of the smaller elevators that may be struggling

Indiana Soybean Farmer Participating in National Leadership Program

Matt Chapman, a soybean farmer from Springport, Ind., was recently selected to participate in American Soybean Association’s Leadership At Its Best development program. Leadership at Its Best is designed to hone the leadership skills of emerging soybean farmer-leaders. The program

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Indiana October Weather Outlook More Seasonal for a Change

After an unusually cool and wet summer, Indiana might very well see a return to more normal conditions as autumn sets in. Temperatures are expected to rebound to near-normal and then normal for the rest of September and develop into

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Why I Farm: Martin Marr

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Indiana Harvest Should Start Picking Up Steam

Some areas of Indiana experienced a much needed break in precipitation in the past week, although several fields remained damp which has slowed harvest, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region and its update crop progress report. Average temperatures

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US/Japan Trade Talks Enter Critical Phase

Top U.S. trade officials are expected to meet with Japanese trade officials this week in Washington, according to a report from The Hill. The two groups are expected to continue dialogue on issues in the Asia-Pacific trade deal. U.S. Trade

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Preparing For a Wet Harvest

  What are you doing to prepare for a wet crop this year? Across Indiana, growers are gearing up to use their dryers. Bill Gelhaus of AgriDry tells HAT growers must be concerned about the quality of their grain once


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Closing Comments

Closing Comments Corn USDA’s weekly crop progress report indicated that 90% of the corn crop had reached dent stage as of September 21, while 42% had reached the mature stage of development, down 2 and 12 points respectively from the


Jim Riley Market Review for 9/23/2014

Agriculture today is not what it was a decade ago and the futures market that is at the heart of the world farm economy has changed dramatically in just the past few years. Electronic trading and speculative funds have rendered

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