Northeast Indiana Corn Yields Better Than Average

Crop Watch Updates are brought to you by Trupointe Cooperative and Winfield Solutions – with a new location now open in Milford, Indiana.   The forecast indicates an ideal weekend ahead for harvest. Fall rains have created some issues in


EPA Wants to Remove 72 Chemicals from Approved Pesticide List

The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday requested public comment on the agency’s proposal to remove 72 chemicals from the Approved Pesticide Inert Ingredient List. Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Jim Jones, stated “This is the

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Plenish Providing Good Profit Opportunity in SE Indiana

    As the harvest resumes this week, soybean farmers in Southeast Indiana will be watching their yield monitors closely. Early results indicate yields are exceptional. Jason Urwin with DuPont Pioneer says the new T series soybean varieties are performing

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Farm Bureau to Match Law Foundation Contributions

From now until Dec. 31, Indiana Farm Bureau will match contributions made to the Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation by individuals and family farms. “We have all witnessed the growing involvement of the judicial branch of government in decisions affecting agriculture,” said

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How Many Corn Acres Will We Need in 2015

  While farmers are harvesting the 2014 crop, economists are looking ahead to how many acres will need to be planted in 2015.   The calculations are complicated and continually evolving, but possible to do. One way to approach the question

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USDA Launches Climate Hub Website

USDA launched a new website to serve as a portal for climate information. The website launch was announced Wednesday via a department blog. USDA targeted the site towards farmers, ranchers, forest landowners and others to find “useful, practical information to

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Nominations Sought for Hoosiers Going Beyond the Fence for Agriculture

 Nominations for the Beck’s Beyond the Fence Awards are currently being accepted. The awards program honors individuals for their outstanding service and contributions to Indiana agriculture. For the fourth year, the awards are sponsored by Beck’s of Atlanta, Ind., in conjunction


Xanthion™ In-furrow Fungicide from BASF Receives Registration

Xanthion™ In-furrow fungicide from BASF has recently received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on corn. Xanthion In-furrow fungicide will provide corn growers with an additional tool to protect their seed investment and maximize yield potential in the 2015

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NCBA Says Time to Repeal COOL

This week the World Trade Organization ruled against Country of Origin Labeling for the third time. The organization’s compliance panel says is less favorable to meat imports from Canada and Mexico and more favorable to U.S. domestically produced meats. Colin


Indiana Aquaculture Shines During National Seafood Month

Indiana aquaculture – and soybeans – are in the spotlight this October as National Seafood Month is underway.Indiana Soybean Alliance is partnering with other Indiana organizations and celebrities, including former Pacers player Detlef Schrempf, to assist the Seafood Nutrition Partnership


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Midday Update

Midday Update ·         November soybean options expire today, with large open interest at the $10 strike price making things interesting to close out the week. ·         USDA’s daily export reporting system today included the sale of 4 million bushels of


Jim Riley Market Review for 10/23/2014

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