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Stuart Yensel
Stuart on acre shift Upbeat is how one Commodity Classic vendor described the farmers who were in attendance. A little bit of a mild surge in grain prices recently has a little something to do with that, but also it is nearing time to hit the fields and that has them in a good mood. Stuart Yensel is Director of Sales and Marketing at Seed Consultants. “I think in the fall it's easy to look down or be negative or give you every reason why you're not going to be profitable, but prices have come up in the last month or so [...]
Mon, Mar 02, 2015
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Chris Novak
Corn Growers Focus on Demand for 2015 With corn prices almost half of what they were a year ago, the National Corn Growers Association is making demand for corn a top priority in 2015. Chris Novak, executive director of NCGA, says increasing demand for corn is their #1 goal for 2015. This involves promoting exports, developing new uses, and protecting the Renewable Fuel Standard. “The RFS is our number one legislative priority in 2015. But we are also looking at ways we can begin sharing messages with consumers and begin building demand for clean, affordable-priced fuel,” he [...]
Mon, Mar 02, 2015
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TruHorizons Millford, IN
TruHorizons Millford, IN Trupointe Cooperative Inc. and Cargill Inc. signed the final agreement to create the joint venture TruHorizons, bringing together their current grain and agronomy operations under one name at Milford, Bremen and La Paz, Indiana Operations of TruHorizons begin today. The TruHorizons agronomy hub at Milford offers crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed and traits, crop scouting, precision agriculture, application services and more. The newly constructed hub has been open and serving growers since spring 2014, under the ownership of Trupointe. TruHorizons' grain elevators, formerly under the Cargill name, are located in Bremen and La Paz. Plans are also underway to [...]
Mon, Mar 02, 2015
Hoosier Ag Today
When farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) wrote the organization's current long-range strategic plan, they included their vision that U.S. soybeans will be the leader of the global oilseed industry. This summer, USB will join the American Soybean Association and the U.S. Soybean Export Council in leading the global oilseed industry during the 18th International Oilseed Producers Dialogue (IOPD), to be held here in the United States for the first time since 2006. “This event brings together oilseed industries from all over the world – Asia, Australia, Europe and South and North America,” says Bob Haselwood, soybean farmer [...]
Mon, Mar 02, 2015
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Mike Shuter-Chip Bowling
Shuter honored at NCGA At the National Association of Corn Growers banquet at Commodity Classic Friday night Indiana farmer Mike Shuter received the organization's Good Steward Recognition. Shuter is just the second recipient of the honor, one he proudly accepted after many years of stewarding the soils on his Frankton farm. “We actually started no-till in corn back in '83 and that was a pic year when we didn't have as many acres and we could mess with it and work with it, and try to get it to where it really worked right. But, back then we were seeing high fuel [...]
Sun, Mar 01, 2015
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Vilsack Pushes Trade, Ignores Farm Bill During his keynote speech to the opening General Session of Commodity Classic on Friday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack called on corn, soybean, wheat, and sorghum farmers to “get engaged” on the issue of trade promotion authority, TPA. He warned that a lack of TPA would make trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) impossible to negotiate and that the lack of such an agreement would have a devastating impact on US agricultural trade. He added that lack of a multinational agreement like TPP would allow China to dictate trade in Asia [...]
Sat, Feb 28, 2015
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As spring planting season rolls around, farmers are gathering last minute info on how to maximize their dollar this year. Pro-Soil Ag Solutions urges farmers to utilize biological fertilizer and soil management practices in 2015. A healthy biological foundation will create more effective soils, hence a more effective farm. Pro-Soil Ag Solutions is offering a Spring Steak Dinner Meeting on March 5 at 7 PM at the Beef House in Covington, Indiana to cover ground-breaking news on below ground management. Many professionals will be on hand including Ray Trent, owner of Pro-Soil Ag Solutions, to talk about this fast growing segment in [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from Feb. 27, 2015 until March 31, 2015. The final day for farm owners and producers to choose ARC or PLC coverage also remains March 31, 2015. “This is an important decision for producers, because these programs provide financial protection against unexpected changes in the marketplace. [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Hoosier Ag Today
TPP map
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 (TPP) to help boost agricultural exports across the 50 United States. TPP is a 21st century trade agreement that will promote job growth, increase farm income, generate greater rural economic activity, and help expand U.S. agricultural exports to some of the fastest growing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. USDA released its TPP data today after President Obama announced a set [...]
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
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Peterson Award
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 attended to salute the men and women who provided the leadership for the Indiana beef industry over the past year. The IBCA presented the 2014 Friend of the Industry Award to Dugdale Beef Company in Indianapolis. A staunch supporter of the Indiana beef industry and a strong advocate for beef promotion, the Dugdale family shares a unified belief in giving back to the industry that has [...]
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
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classic trade show
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 market. Today most soybeans are treated before they go into the ground says Jerrod Thomas with Acceleron by Monsanto, “In 2011, only 60% of soybeans in the US were treated; today over 70% of soybean seeds are treated.” He added that more and more of those treated seeds are [...]
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
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farmland documentory
Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll's feature-length documentary, FARMLAND, will be available on DVD beginning Tuesday, March 3, at Walmart and Walmart.com. The availability of the documentary at retail locations across the country and online, provides another opportunity for viewers to experience the film, which offers a firsthand glimpse inside the world of farming by showcasing the lives of six young farmers and ranchers in their twenties. FARMLAND premiered in theaters across the country in spring 2014, and now, beginning March 3rd, is available on hard disk for rent and purchase at Netflix, Amazon, select retail outlets and via On Demand [...]
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
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