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Maryland Governor’s EPA Moves Send Message

American Farm Bureau’s Don Parrish sees an early move by Maryland’s new GOP Governor Larry Hogan (pictured) to put the brakes on expanded farm pollution rules as a message to other states and the EPA. “I think what it signals

Jolene Brown

Doing What We Never Had To Do Before

Indiana farmers today are having to do something they have never had to do before: defend their right to farm. One outspoken advocate for agriculture told a group of Hoosier producers this week just how to do that.  Jolene Brown

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Indiana Farmers Produce Record Popcorn Crop

Indiana farmers last year planted more acres in popcorn than ever before and produced a record crop despite abnormally wet conditions, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers planted 91,000 acres of corn used to make


Purdue Ag Economist Deboer Outlines Farmland Tax Issues

Purdue University agricultural economist  has outlined the major issues involved in the current legislative discussion of farmland taxes. “It seems likely that something will be done about farmland property taxes,” DeBoer writes in his latest “” column for Purdue Extension. “How it

This Spring Tackle those Compacted Soils

At winter meetings for Indiana farmers this year one agronomist is spending a lot of time on compaction problems and how compaction reduces yield. The Director of Agronomic Services at , Bill Mullen, says 3 years of compacted soils will


Working With a Narrow Farm Bill Timeline

  Farmers had long waited for a new Farm Bill and now that it’s here, they’re up against some tight deadlines to make things happen. Not only are some of the deadlines a tight timeline for farmers, but decisions made in

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Hoosier Farmer Wins ASA 2015 Conservation Legacy Award

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to announce Steve Berger, Wellman, Iowa (Midwest Region); Mike Starkey, Brownsburg, Ind. (Northeast Region); and Jimmy Thomas, Timberlake, N.C. (South Region), as the regional winners of the 2015 Conservation Legacy Awards. Each winner

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Kentucky Farm Wins 2014 Beck 300 Challenge

 Beck’s is proud to announce Williams Farms from Monticello, Ky., as the winner of the 2014 Beck 300 Challenge, achieving a yield of 303.9 Bu./A. with BECK 6626AM-R™*. “We thought we had a good crop this year, but we never imagined

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Apply Now for Soy See for Yourself Program

Many soybeans have been delivered to the elevator, but where will they go next? The Soy Checkoff invites farmers to meet some of their biggest customers and learn about the impact they make on farmers’ bottom lines during this year’s

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Fighting Weed Resistance Starts with Good Decisions

  A farmer’s job is filled with choices month in and month out. How to be sure you’re making the right ones? That’s going to be the challenge in 2015 and beyond.  With new options for weed control hitting the


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Overnight Highlights ·         Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be all-in in his offensive to claim at least a section of Ukraine; willing to bankrupt Russia to get what he wants. ·         The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to release


Jim Riley Market Review for 1/27/2015

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


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