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USDA Releases Data Showing How Trans Pacific Partnership Benefits All 50 States

In conjunction with a series of Made in Rural America Executive Actions announced today by President Obama and the White House, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released data today showing the opportunities for agriculture of the Trans Pacific Partnership

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IBCA Honors Industry’s Best at Awards Banquet

The Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) honored the state’s top cattlemen and women at their Annual Convention on February 21st at the Four Winds Resort in Bloomington. In spite of Mother Nature’s wintry blast, beef producers from across the state

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The Commodity Classic Trade Show: A lot has Changed in 20 years.

  Over the past 20 years, farming has changed and the products growers use have changed dramatically from what was on the trade show floor in 1995. At the first Classic trade show, seed treatments were just coming onto the

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FARMLAND Documentary Now On Sale at Wal-Mart

Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature-length documentary, FARMLAND, will be available on DVD beginning Tuesday, March 3, at Walmart and The availability of the documentary at retail locations across the country and online, provides another opportunity for viewers to

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Indiana Farmer on a Mission at Commodity Classic

The 20th Commodity Classic is underway returning to Phoenix where the first was held. Many of the nation’s corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers are here for the nice weather, but more importantly they’re looking for ways to improve their


Indiana General Assembly Making Moves for Agriculture

  On Tuesday, the Indiana state senate defeated the Right to Farm Bill with a vote of 28-22. Authored by Senators Brent Steele and Carlin Yoder, the measure would’ve provided that the Indiana State Constitution of Indiana guarantees the right

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Focus on Tough Issues Begins Commodity Classic

As the nation’s top grain and soybean farmers gather in Phoenix, AZ for Commodity Classic 2015, some of the toughest issues facing agriculture are being discussed and debated. The Ag Issues Forum, sponsored by Bayer Crop Science, brings together farmers,

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Hoosier Farmer Honored with National Sustainable Award

  Andrew Fansler who farms 4,500 acres of no till corn and soybeans in Shelby County was presented with the national Young Farmers Sustainability award Wednesday in Phoenix AZ. But what makes him unique is that he is a first


Dow and Project Lead The Way Partner to Grow STEM Skills in Indiana

 To kick off national Engineers Week, The Dow Chemical Company and Project Lead The Way announced a significant partnership to increase K-12 students’ access to high-quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs. Through a $400,000 commitment, Dow will

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Indiana Beef Cattle Association Helps Make Wish Come True

In advance of the 2014 Hoosier Beef Congress (HBC) held each year the first weekend in December, the Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) organized an on-line auction for the first 30 spots in the stalling line. Each year, proceeds from


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Morning Outlook

Overnight Highlights ·         The euro firmed and dollar pulled back from near 11-year highs early this morning after German lawmakers approved conditions for an aid extension for Greece. ·         Rains began to increase across northern Mato Grosso yesterday as expected.


Jim Riley Market Review for 2/26/2015

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