Soy Sniffs 1st Place

Purdue Students Take Home Big Money for Soy Innovations

At Tuesday night’s Celebrating Young Thinkers award ceremony, the Indiana Soybean Alliance honored 3 more teams of Purdue students in the annual Soy Innovation Competition. The contest awards $20,000 for first place and $10,000 for 2nd place. Thirteen teams competed


Board of Animal Health Working to Pass Budget

Agricultural organizations says imminent growth in Indiana will require bigger budgets moving forward. The State Board of Animal Health has been steadfast in getting a budget passed that will suit the needs of Indiana farmers in 2015 and beyond. Indiana State


Farm Bureau Urges New York Mayor to Rein in Carriage Ban

Writing that horse caretakers take pride in protecting the health and safety of their animals and horse-drawn carriages are iconic guides to many American cities, the American Farm Bureau Federation has called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to withdraw his

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Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative Adds Agronomist to Team

The Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI) expanded its core team this month to include a new conservation cropping systems agronomist, Ashley Hammac. Ashley joins the CCSI team to provide education on conservation agriculture to a variety of audiences across the

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Soy Growers: GMO Labeling Bill would Provide Clarity with a National Non-GMO Label

The American Soybean Association (ASA) issued its firm support today for a bill introduced and referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee that would provide for a national labeling standard for non-GMO foods. The bill, brought forward by Reps.


New Tool To Fight SDS

  Soybean growers will be trying to get every bushel of yield this year, and now there is a new tool to help fight the yield robbers that impacted Indiana fields last season. Bayer Crop Science has ILeVO® Seed Treatment


Ag Groups React to Recommended U.S. Dietary Guidelines

The livestock industry is reacting to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s latest dietary guidelines. Livestock industry professionals are gathering in Indianapolis this week at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture. Among many important topics are the recent FDA dietary guidelines.

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Agriculture Committee Examines the Costn of Mandatory Biotechnology Labeling Laws

Today, the House Committee on Agriculture held a public hearing to examine the costs and impacts of states implementing mandatory biotechnology labeling laws. In 2014, 125 bills mandating the labeling of biotechnology were introduced in 30 different states. According to

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USDA Implements 2014 Farm Bill Provision to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a proposed rule to limit farm payments to non-farmers, consistent with requirements Congress mandated in the 2014 Farm Bill. The proposed rule limits farm payments to individuals who may be designated as

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Soybean Meal Good for Pigs

While the protein that soybean meal provides animals is important, it merely scratches the surface on why soybean meal is such a beneficial animal-feed ingredient. U.S. soybean meal’s nutritional bundle goes well beyond crude protein to include amino acids, energy,


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Closing Comments

Closing Comments Corn Corn futures pull back on disappointing export sales. Exporters sold 18.3 million bushels of corn in the week ending March 19, including 17.1 million old-crop bushels. The old-crop bushels surprisingly included 2.4 million bushels sold to China,


Jim Riley Market Review for 3/26/2015

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