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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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New Crop Insurance Option Help Producers Hit by Drought

 In 2012, Hoosier farmers saw a big drop in their corn and soybean yields as a result of the drought. Under a new provision of the federal crop insurance program, that year can be eliminated from their production history.  In

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EPA Launches Star-Rating Program to Reduce Pesticide Drift

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products to reduce exposure and pesticide movement while saving farmers money in pesticide loss. “Every year state

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Early Planting Producing High Yields in SE Indiana

  The decision to plant early this spring seems to have been a good one for some Southeast Indiana growers.   After rains last week, harvest is expected to resume in SE Indiana this week. Jason Urwin, with DuPont Pioneer, says

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Early Rains Limited Northwest Indiana Corn

In the northwest corner of Indiana nitrogen loss is the likely culprit for corn yields that are coming in right near the 5 year average for Mark Kingma. He farms in Jasper County and with all of the rain this


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Closing Comments Corn The dollar traded firmer on expectations of greater stimulus in Canada early in the day, but an attack in Canada’s capitol with shooting in the Parliament Building increased the terrorism factor as the day progressed. The attack


Jim Riley Market Review for 10/22/2014

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