Good Crops and Maybe Some Records in North Central Indiana

At the conclusion of a Wednesday night meeting with their seed company, three north-central Indiana farmers checked in with HAT to report general optimism about the eventual corn and soybean yields they’ll see this year. Bob Keller farms just west

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CountryMark Opens Interactive Exhibit and Meeting Facility

Nearly 75 years ago, Indiana farmers selected Mt. Vernon, Indiana, as the site where they would build an oil refinery. Over the years, the 28,000 barrel-per-day CountryMark refinery has undergone a number of expansions and upgrades. On August 27, CountryMark

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USDA Launches Dairy Insurance Program

  The USDA is continuing to announce details of programs authorized in the new Farm Bill. On Thursday, it unveiled details of the new dairy insurance program. The Dairy Margin Protection Program was a compromise between the House and Senate.

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EPA Enemy of Agriculture

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman said early this week the Environmental Protection Agency is the “enemy of agriculture.  Heineman said the federal government under the Obama Admiration has been overly aggressive with regulation in general, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. 


Net Farm Income Forecast To Fall in 2014

USDA has forecasted net farm income for 2014 will be $113.2 billion, down 13.8 percent from 2013’s forecast of $131.3 billion. If that holds true, 2014 net farm income would be the lowest since 2010, but would still remain more


EPA Released WOTUS Proposal Maps

The Environmental Protection Agency released maps detailing the extent of the Waters of the U.S. proposal on Wednesday.  The maps were handed over to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.  Similar maps were made by tthe National Cattlemen’s

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Case IH Launches Real Time Remote Farm Management System

  At this week’s Farm Progress Show, Case IH has announced their launch of AFS Connect 2.0 which allows growers to manage their farm fleet from a remote device.  AFS Marketing Manager Mike Klein says Case IH has taken special


DuPont Pioneer Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation in Indiana

  Governor Mike Pence traveled to Marshall County on Wednesday to help DuPont Pioneer celebrate the 25th anniversary of their production facility. Founded in 1989, following the drought of 1988, the facility outside of Plymouth is one of Pioneer’s major


Southern Indiana Crops Ready for Harvest

The crop tour that went through Indiana last week did not swing through southern counties, but this area of the state is expecting good harvest results. There were times this year when Southern Indiana was too wet and times when

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USFRA Announces I Am Farmland Campaign

Tuesday, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) is launching a new campaign entitled I AM FARMLAND geared to help support the expanded distribution of FARMLAND, a new feature length documentary about the lives of young farmers and ranchers. Funds raised


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Closing Comments

Closing Comments Corn The world is full of uncertainty heading into the three-day holiday weekend, with Russia invading Ukraine and Britain raising its terror threat due to developments in the Middle East. Yet, one thing is becoming more certain. We’re


Jim Riley Market Review for 8/29/2014

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