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Normal Indiana Planting Start May be Delayed this Spring

This week the Indiana State Climate Office, based at Purdue, said there is a developing El Niño which is the focus of climatologists looking at potential conditions for planting season in April and May (see release below.) Studies by the

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Indiana Agriculture Needs Better Zoning

For Indiana farmers wanting to expand their operations, local zoning is becoming a major barrier. A bill that is making its way through the General Assembly would implement a statewide study of zoning laws as they relate to livestock operations. 

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USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final

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Senate Takes Strong Stand Against WOTUS

  This week, the Senate delivered a resounding message that the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule is flawed in both substance and process. In a series of key votes, lawmakers sent a strong message to the EPA that that

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Grassley Co-Sponsors Bill to Repeal Death Tax

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is a lead co-sponsor of newly re-introduced legislation by South Dakota Senator John Thune – the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 – which would repeal the federal estate tax. Grassley says the appreciated value of

Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson meets with Pope Francis Wednesday. Peterson and other U.S. farm leaders discussed family farmers with the Catholic church leader. (Minnesota Farmers Union)

Farmers Union Officials Granted Audience with Pope;  to Discuss Importance of Family Farming

Five Farmers Union state presidents and National Farmers Union’s (NFU) chief counsel were granted an audience with Pope Francis  following a weeklong series of meetings with Vatican officials and rural-based non-governmental organizations. Discussions surrounded the important role family farmers play

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Closing Comments Corn Corn futures firm late, suggesting a range-bound market ahead of Tuesday’s USDA data release. Rains continue to support good yields in Brazil’s safrinha corn region. Recently dry areas are picking up timely showers, supporting good crop development.

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Jim Riley Market Review for 3/27/2015

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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Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson meets with Pope Francis Wednesday. Peterson and other U.S. farm leaders discussed family farmers with the Catholic church leader. (Minnesota Farmers Union)

Farmers Union Officials Granted Audience with Pope;  to Discuss Importance of Family Farming

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