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Farm Show Seminar Gets Farmers to Meat of Farm Bill

Dr. Jim Mintert helped cut through the clutter of the new farm bill during the Wednesday Hoosier Ag Today seminar at the Indiana-Illinois Farm Equipment Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The director of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture has

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NCGA Urges President to Sign Tax Extenders Bill

  The National Corn Growers Association today asked President Barack Obama to sign the tax extenders bill passed by the Senate Tuesday, but also urged broader tax reform in 2015.   “HR 5771 is an important but temporary first step

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Minding the Margins in 2015

Dr. Chris Hurt’s annual outlook program drew a standing room only crowd at the Indiana/Illinois Farm Equipment Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Wednesday. His message: mind the profit margins in 2015. With corn and soybean prices down and


Progress on Relations with Cuba Creates Multiple Opportunities for Agriculture

Per an announcement from the White House today, the United States will begin the process of normalizing its relations with Cuba. The announcement brings with it significant implications for the agricultural trade sector, and as producers of the nation’s leading

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ASA Hails Senate Passage of One-Year Tax Extenders Package

Earlier this evening, the Senate passed a one-year extension of multiple tax incentives and credits, including several that have direct impacts on soybean farmers. The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed passage of the bill, which would extend the dollar-per-gallon Biodiesel


UAV Industry About to Take Off for Ag

The topic of Tuesday’s seminar at the Indiana/Illinois Farm Show was drones and big data. Those who attended the seminar learned that the application of drones for agriculture is about ready to take off. Jim Love, a Boone county farmer


Purdue to Offer Online Agronomy Essentials Course

Purdue University’s is offering a distance education course to give farmers and agribusiness professionals a comprehensive baseline understanding of agronomy and agronomic practices. Agronomy Essentials aims to expand agribusiness professionals’ knowledge of crop production to enhance communication and effectiveness with

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American Soybean Executive Committee Now Includes Indiana’s Steinkamp

The Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) has confirmed Wade Cowan from Brownfield, Texas, as its newest President and moved outgoing President Ray Gaesser from Corning, Iowa, to the position of Chairman. Board members also elected Richard


Questions to Ask When Considering Your Farm Data Privacy

  In the last year, a lot of products have hit the market that allow farmers to analyze their data. That was at the forefront of Hoosier Ag Today’s seminar series on Tuesday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Attorney for


Soy Checkoff Raising Awareness of Conditon of Locks and Dams

U.S. soybean farmers depend on a reliable and efficient transportation system to move soybeans from the farm to their customers. The roads, rails and barges critical to the soybean industry are part of an aging infrastructure that faces delays, shutdowns


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Morning Outlook

Overnight Highlights ·         Russia’s President Putin held a news conference overnight, blaming low oil prices and the West’s sanctions for their current crisis and asking its citizens to brace for things to possibly get worse for the next couple years.


Jim Riley Market Review for 12/17/2014

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