Indiana Soybean Farmer Participating in National Leadership Program

Matt Chapman, a soybean farmer from Springport, Ind., was recently selected to participate in American Soybean Association’s Leadership At Its Best development program. Leadership at Its Best is designed to hone the leadership skills of emerging soybean farmer-leaders. The program

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Indiana October Weather Outlook More Seasonal for a Change

After an unusually cool and wet summer, Indiana might very well see a return to more normal conditions as autumn sets in. Temperatures are expected to rebound to near-normal and then normal for the rest of September and develop into

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Indiana Harvest Should Start Picking Up Steam

Some areas of Indiana experienced a much needed break in precipitation in the past week, although several fields remained damp which has slowed harvest, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region and its update crop progress report. Average temperatures

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State and Federal Officials Monitoring Grain Storage,Transportation, and Propane Situation

State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney said the state does not have any regulations covering grain storage, but he is quite concerned about the situation, “We are staying close to some of the smaller elevators that may be struggling

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US/Japan Trade Talks Enter Critical Phase

Top U.S. trade officials are expected to meet with Japanese trade officials this week in Washington, according to a report from The Hill. The two groups are expected to continue dialogue on issues in the Asia-Pacific trade deal. U.S. Trade

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Preparing For a Wet Harvest

  What are you doing to prepare for a wet crop this year? Across Indiana, growers are gearing up to use their dryers. Bill Gelhaus of AgriDry tells HAT growers must be concerned about the quality of their grain once

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Big Harvest Will Mean Tight Storage Space

With combines rolling across the state and big yields being reported, the question arises: where are we going to put it all? Grain elevator operators have known for some time there was going to be a big crop this fall,

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Indiana Ethanol Reps Promote RFS in DC

Renewable fuel industry leaders convened in Washington D.C. this week at the 2014 Growth Energy Advocacy Conference.  With the EPA considering a rollback for the Renewable Fuels Standard, Growth Energy members took their message to Congress and the EPA. The


2014 Farm Science Review Crowd Tops 2013 Show

The 52nd annual Ohio State University FarmScience Review, sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and EnvironmentalSciences, wrapped up today, welcoming 131,153 farmers, industry professionals,FFA students and agricultural enthusiasts during the three-day event.This year’s crowd topped the attendance from the


Elanco Animal Health, Dow AgroSciences Announce Strategic R&D Agreement

Two Indiana agricultural companies, Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), are announcing a strategic research and development (R&D) agreement


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Closing Comments

Closing Comments Corn Exporters shipped 40.1 million bushels of corn in the week ending September 18, up from 29.9 million the previous week and up from the five-year average for the week of 30.9 million bushels. Marketing year shipments total


Jim Riley Market Review for 9/22/2014

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