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Jason Alexander – Farm Credit Crop Insurance It's already been a busy year for crop insurance agents and it will continue as growers assess yield damage in Indiana. Jason Alexander, VP of Crop Insurance for Farm Credit Mid-America, says they're encouraging growers to have ongoing and timely communication with their agents and adjusters. “Make sure you communicate with your crop insurance specialist and adjuster once that claim is filed. Make sure you talk to the adjuster; if it's any question you have, anything that pops up out of the ordinary, don't wait.” Alexander says urgency will help not only with this year's balance [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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Ryan Martin
Indiana super dry Ryan MartinIt's September in Indiana where we've gone from one extreme to another. Very rainy weather in the spring and early summer that led to flooded crops has given way to very dry conditions. HAT chief meteorologist Ryan Martin says it's getting dry just about everywhere in the state. “There are some places that are not as bad as others. This past weekend, last Saturday, we actually did end up with better rains across more areas of the state than I'd been anticipating. However it wasn't nearly enough. I ended up a ½ inch here in the northern part [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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John Deere fps 2015
The Farm Progress Show is one of the biggest outdoor farm shows in the US and always brings out new equipment for farmers to see. This year's show in Decatur is no exception. Most of the major farm equipment makers have rolled out their new models, all shiny and new. But, with prices below the cost of production and many Indiana crops in ruin, it is doubtful there will be too many buyers at this year's show. John Deere is helping customers improve productivity and profitability during harvest with enhancements to its grain harvesting equipment lineup. For model [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of California consumer's targets Chipotle's claim of being GMO-free. The lawsuit, announced this week, alleges that Chipotles claim its menu does not contain genetically modified organisms is deceptive and misleading to consumers because many of Chipotle's menu items do contain GMO's. The complaint alleges that Chipotle serves meat products that come from animals fed genetically engineered feed, that its sour cream and cheese ingredients come from dairy farms that feed animals with genetically engineered feed, and that Chipotle sells soft drinks that are made with corn syrup that includes GMO's. The complaint goes [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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IFB policy 2015
Farm Bureau Tackles New Issues in Policy Session Over the weekend Indiana Farm Bureau county delegates met to set policy for the coming year. They tackled some new issues and took some new positions. New Technology was the order of the day as the delegates, for the first time, used electronic voting to establish positions that will guide the organization on key farm issues. A new section on solar power was added, and establishing a policy on Drones or UAVs sparked the most intense debate. As President Don Villwock said, the uncertainty over who can fly drones and how the [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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Kimmi Devaney
CLPP is growing Indiana's Certified Livestock Producer Program is growing. There are now 109 that are certified and many more are currently moving through certification. Kimmi Devaney manages the program for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and tells HAT some industry partnerships have helped build the momentum they're experiencing now. “We have approximately 40 in the process of completing their certification and are working with their veterinarians on bio-security plans and their fire department on emergency plans. The program started in 2008 so we're really excited that it's gained a lot of momentum here in the last year and we've done [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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Below average temperatures and little to no rain has farmers concerned over the condition of their crops for the upcoming harvest, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Cool temperatures allowed disease pressure in corn and soybeans to persist, and has slowed maturity in the corn crop. Statewide, the average temperature averaged 66.9 degrees, which was 5.5 degrees below normal. Precipitation was below average as well, coming out at 0.89 inches for the State. The dry spell has been good for hay cuttings, but the cool dewy temperatures lengthened the curing process. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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Japan is lifting some of its bans on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States. The bans were put in place earlier this year due to the U.S. outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza. Meatingplace reports Imports from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Kansas, Arkansas, Montana and Indiana as well as British Columbia can resume, according to the announcement that came late last week. Restrictions remain on live poultry and poultry products from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska, and Ontario. Japan announced a new ban in place on imports from New Jersey within [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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Scott Beck
2015 Weather Impacts Seed Production for 2016 Scott BeckOne of Indiana's biggest field day events took place over the weekend. Bechnology Days, in Atlanta, IN, draws thousands of farm families annually for three days of field tours, test plots, and fellowship. “How bad was your crop hurt by the weather,” dominated the conversation at Becknology Days. Scott Beck, with Beck's Hybrids, says the answer varies with where you farm and when you planted, “The earlier planted fields seemed to do better than the later planted areas that got hit with the heavy rains and cool and cloudy conditions.” For [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015
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Rob Ewing
Trooper-producer Ewing on certification During another Certified Livestock Producer luncheon held recently, more new producers were welcomed into the ranks of certified in Indiana. Those who completed their certification within the last year were recognized by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and ISDA Director Ted McKinney. One of those is a part time sheep and goat producer with a couple of feeder calves and some honeybee hives, and he is also a fulltime Indiana state trooper. Rob Ewing from Greensburg says integrity is crucial in both lines of work. “You know as a police officer if you don't have integrity you don't have anything [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015
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BrooksShopTalk
Congresswoman Susan Brooks and Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann spoke directly with farmers Wednesday at a Shop Talk hosted by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Growers Association. Local farmer Dennis Maple hosted the elected officials at the Howard County Fairgrounds in Greentown. The ICGA and ISA Shop Talk was one in a series with farmers and members of the Indiana Congressional delegation during the August Congressional recess. During the meeting with farmers, Brooks discussed issues facing farmers in Washington, like EPA regulations, trade, and the fight for renewable fuels. “Agribusiness and family farmers are the lifeblood of our communities, [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015
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One of three injunction request granted will delay the Environmental Protection Agencies Waters of the U.S. rule for 13 states, but implementation started Friday for the rest of the county. A North Dakota Judge granted the injunction late Thursday afternoon for 13 states, but the EPA confirmed implementation for the rest of the nation. Federal judges in West Virginia and Georgia denied injunction request in separate lawsuits. For those 13 states, the injunction delays implementation for at least 9 months while the court reviews the lawsuit. It court documents, the judge stated “Delaying implementation to allow a full and final [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015
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