National FFA Convention Kicks off in Louisville

  The National FFA Convention kicked off in Louisville yesterday and Indiana state officers hit the ground running with meetings. Sentinel, Derek Berkshire, says the bulk of their conversations were all about the future of FFA. “It’s been extremely good.

Grain Bins

Corn Ear Molds & Grain Storage

Alex Johnson, CCATeam Sales Agronomist Beck’s Hybrids Although ear molds like Giberella and Diplodia infect theear at or near pollination, now is the point in the seasonwhen we see the mold start to show up as we walk fieldsand husk


ISDA Announces David King as Local Foods Program Manager

 The Indianapolis State Department of Agriculture today announced that David A. King has been hired as the Local Foods Program Manager within the department’s Division of Economic Development.  “David is a great addition to ISDA. His extensive experience in the

Jim Schriver

Indiana Loses National Soybean Leader and Farmer

A longtime leader in Indiana agriculture passed away unexpectedly Monday, and he leaves many current board members of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and other farmers missing their reliable sounding board. Jim Schriver farmed near Bluffton and he died at the

Traders in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade

Is It time to Sell Soybeans?

    Soybeans continue to rally on the futures market, so is it time to sell beans out of the field?  Both corn and soybean futures are at their highest price levels since August, a surprising turn of events given

Taiwanese Delegation

Taiwan Grain Representatives Visit Indiana to View Corn Harvest

  Their stop in the Hoosier state was part of a bigger visit to the U.S. after attending Export Exchange in Seattle early last week. After paying Taiwan a visit earlier this year, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann hosted the group

Faces of Farming

Vote Now for the Next Faces of Farming and Ranching

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, of which the National Corn Growers Association is a founding affiliate, has opened voting for the next set of Faces of Farming and Ranching spokespersons. Through November 2, visit the to learn more about

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Purdue Experts to Address Changing Ag Market Conditions

Agricultural economists from Purdue University will offer farmers and livestock producers some timely guidance on rapidly changing market conditions and a look ahead to the 2015 season in a free webinar set for 9 a.m. Friday (Oct. 31). , (pictured)


Indiana State Fair Announces Theme for 2015

  It’s official: 2015 will be the Year of the Farmer at the Indiana State Fair announced yesterday by fair officials, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Dow Agrosciences. Indiana State Fair Executive Director, Cindy Hoye, says it’s a great theme

harvest soybeans

The Indiana Soybean Harvest Moves Into High Gear

    A weekend of dry weather allowed harvest to resume in many areas of the state. In Central Indiana, the focus is on soybeans according to Jeff Tacheny, with DuPont Pioneer, “Growers have been dodging the rain harvesting corn


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Market Watch

Midday Update

Midday Update ·         The dollar is modestly higher following yesterday’s hawkish statement from the Fed, followed by this morning’s Commerce Department report that gross domestic product grew by 3.5% in the third quarter, down from 4.6% in the second quarter.


Jim Riley Market Review for 10/29/2014

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