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Hoosier Ag Today by: Andy EubankMullen July crop update Indiana is sporting some very good corn and soybean crops this year and one of the best locations according to one agronomist, was at a stop HAT made near Peru in Miami County and the north-central part of the state. The farmer there said yields could be double what they were a year ago. Bill Mullen with Seed Consultants says it truly is a night and day difference. “The corn and soybeans here have the makings for a very good, high yielding crop,” he said. “I traveled all the way from eastern Indiana [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016
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Hoosier Ag Today by: Gary TruittFarmers may want to make sure their mailbox is in good shape because they will be getting quite a bit of important mail from the National Ag Statistics Service over the next few weeks. NASS has several surveys in process that will give both farmers and the USDA important data. NASS administrator Hubert Hamer says that the County Agricultural Production Survey is in the field now and that this fall the agency will be survey county row crop estimates. Unlike a lot of the junk mail you get, the surveys are [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016
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Hoosier Ag Today by: Hoosier Ag TodayDow AgroSceinces Sciences reported second quarter sales of $1.6 billion, down from $1.7 billion in the year-ago period. Sales were impacted by low crop commodity prices, high industry inventories and currency headwinds. Crop Protection volume was lower primarily due to reduced demand for generic herbicides and the AgroFresh divestiture, which more than offset new product innovations, including continued adoption of Spinetoram insecticide and Arylex™ herbicide. Seeds volume declined as double-digit growth in corn was more than offset by soft demand in sunflower and soybeans. EBITDA for the segment declined to $228 million from $255 million [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016
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Hoosier Ag Today by: Gary TruittInsight from 2,020 farmers from across the country reflected enthusiasm for cover crops and—for the fourth year in a row—found a yield boost in corn and soybeans following cover crops. Multi-year data from the survey shows the yield boost increases as cover crops are planted year after year, a revelation that points to an appealing long-term benefit of the conservation practice. The survey offers data unavailable elsewhere, providing a vital glimpse into farmers' use of and perceptions about cover crops. Previous SARE/CTIC Cover Crop Surveys have been used by researchers and farm groups, and even [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016
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Hoosier Ag Today by: Hoosier Ag TodayFarmers in North America are turning back to a neglected crop, sowing fields with the largest rye crop in years as consumers satisfy a growing thirst for whiskey. Rye, planted in autumn and harvested in mid-summer, fell in popularity during the past decade as other crops produced bigger profits. However, with whiskey demand high and new varieties of rye on the market, farmers have regained interest. U.S. farmers planted 1.76 million acres for the 2016-17 season, the biggest area since 1989 and a 12 percent increase from last year, according to the U.S. Department [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016
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Eric Holcomb
Hoosier Ag Today by: Gary TruittCandidates for Governor Talk Agriculture Eric HolcombIndiana's candidates for Governor both met with some of our state's top farmers and farm leaders to outline their vision for the future of the state and Indiana agriculture. For GOP candidate Eric Holcomb, it was day one of his campaign for governor having just been placed on the ballot on Tuesday by a special Republican committee. He said improving Indiana's infrastructure is one of his top priorities, but was short on details on how this effort will be funded, “We will fix this problem when the [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016
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Dave Salmonsen AFBF
Hoosier Ag Today by: Andy EubankTime to lobby for TPP The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging farmers and ranchers to make their voices heard when it comes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. With Congress in recess and lawmakers talking with voters within their respective districts, Farm Bureau says farmers and ranchers need to tell their lawmakers the benefits of approving the trade agreement quickly. “Now is the time for the people to talk to their representatives and senators about TPP. You'll be seeing them back on your home turf, they can talk about what this means to agriculture in your state, and [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016
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July ethanol
Hoosier Ag Today by: Gary TruittAccording to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 998,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 41.92 million gallons daily. That is down 31,000 b/d from last week's historic high. The four-week average for ethanol production stood just a notch below last week's record average, totaling 1.004 million b/d for an annualized rate of 15.39 billion gallons. Ethanol production has exceeded 1 million b/d in five of the last eight weeks. Stocks of ethanol stood at 20.4 million barrels. That is a 3.6% decrease from last week and an eight-week low. Imports of ethanol were nonexistent for the third straight week. Gasoline [...]
Thu, Jul 28, 2016
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Evan Hahn
Hoosier Ag Today by: Gary TruittHow To Financially Position Your Farm for Survival Evan HahnHoosier Ag Today and Farm Credit Mid-America present another edition of Financially Speaking, an informational series to help you better manage your farms finances. Evan Hahn, with Farm Credit Mid-America, says figuring your farm's working capital will give you a clear picture of what your profit picture looks like this growing season, “Working capital is the financial indicator to measure an operations assets and liabilities over a production cycle.” He added this measure does not indicate an operation's long term sustainability but can be very valuable [...]
Tue, Jul 26, 2016
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Hoosier Ag Today by: Andy EubankE15 terminal wrap Seymour, Indiana will soon be part of a ground-breaking move in the ethanol industry. Illinois-based HWRT Oil Company will be the first company in the United States to offer pre-blended 15% ethanol at the terminal level. Robert White says this announcement is the “biggest game-changer” for increasing access to E15 since EPA approved the fuel. White is the Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Industry Relations. “HWRT, which is an oil company in Illinois, has announced that they're going to start offering E15 at their 4 company owned terminals September 16th, and that will [...]
Tue, Jul 26, 2016
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Hoosier Ag Today by: Hoosier Ag TodayWith both candidates for President openly against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal could be facing an increasing uphill battle towards getting Congressional approval. At the Democratic National Convention this week, chants broke out of “No TPP” while Bernie Sanders was speaking Monday, the same day his party approved its platform which is formally against the trade agreement. Hilary Clinton previously favored TPP while serving as Secretary of State for President Obama, but she changed her stance since beginning the campaign which will lead to accepting the nomination as the Democratic candidate for President [...]
Tue, Jul 26, 2016
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Hoosier Ag Today by: Gary TruittAs part of a recent test of high oleic soybean oil in a Purdue University dining hall, chefs witnessed the oil's excellent stability and other positive performance attributes in a product without trans fat. Today, the university is just the latest example of a customer evaluating whether to switch over to using the oil in day-to-day operations. More customers using high oleic would mean extra demand for high oleic soybean oil and extra profit potential for all U.S. soybean farmers. To seal the deal, however, these customers need to see a larger supply of available oil. “We're [...]
Tue, Jul 26, 2016
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