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Corn Moisture Still High Many growers have faced a tough choice this harvest. If they leave their corn in the field to dry, they run the risk of lodging due to disease that has weakened stalks, but if they harvest while the moisture is high, they will spend a lot of money and time drying the crop.  Jeff Tacheny, with DuPont Pioneer, said corn growers have found the choice difficult to make, “All brands and hybrids have had trouble this year with stalk integrity and lodging has been a real concern.” He said there has been some decline in corn moisture [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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Indiana Pork Donates to Gleaner’s Indiana Pork donated 7,500 pounds of ground pork to Gleaners Food Bank in Indiana yesterday. Sarah Ford, Director of Checkoff Programs, says this promotion has been a great partnership with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. “We held a promotion together during the Indiana State Fair, out at the pork tents that we manage. We serve over 100,000 customers out there. And this year for every Make-it-a-Meal upgrade sold (and that’s adding applesauce, chips and a drink to an entree for three dollars), we donated one ground pork meal to Indiana food banks.” Ford says this is [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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Trick or truth
The American Farm Bureau Federation has released a legal analysis, “Trick or Truth? What EPA and the Corps of Engineers Are Not Saying About Their Waters of the U.S. Proposal.” The seven-page paper shows how a recent Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “Q&A” misleads the public about their proposed expansion of federal jurisdiction over waters. The Trick: The EPA and Corps of Engineers claim to answer important questions about the rule. The Truth: The agencies withhold and misstate key information to hide the true impact of the rule. “This proposed rule would dramatically expand the reach of extremely costly [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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- Former Sen. Richard Lugar will visit Purdue University on Nov. 11 to speak at a ceremony in which Purdue’s forestry and natural resources farm will be renamed the Richard G. Lugar Forestry Farm.  The renamed farm will stand as recognition of Lugar’s longstanding commitment to science-based advances in forestry, said university President Mitch Daniels. ”As in so many areas, Senator Lugar was years ahead of others in promoting forestry research and practical application of new knowledge,” Daniels said. “At schools like Purdue, and on his own family farm, he continues to show his expert leadership in this area that is [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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FFA National Convention 2014   The National FFA Convention kicked off in Louisville yesterday and Indiana state officers hit the ground running with meetings. Sentinel, Derek Berkshire, says the bulk of their conversations were all about the future of FFA. “It’s been extremely good. We kind of just sit in there as a delegate body figuring out what the future of National FFA looks like, kind of taking some proposals that we’ve created as a state association and seeing how they can play into the National FFA organization.” Southern Region Vice-President, Jacob Mueller, says Indiana’s proposal focuses on career enhancement for members. “The committee [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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Alex Johnson, CCATeam Sales Agronomist Beck’s Hybrids Although ear molds like Giberella and Diplodia infect theear at or near pollination, now is the point in the seasonwhen we see the mold start to show up as we walk fieldsand husk back ears. These molds continue to multiply in themoist environment within the husk during grain maturationand drydown. We have not seen alarming amounts of earmold yet, just scattered ears with small amounts of mold.The cool, wet conditions we had at pollination may favorGibberella and Diplodia infection. Signs of Ear Mold:• Diplodia: White mold more at the butt of the ear• Gibberella: Red-pink and [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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 The Indianapolis State Department of Agriculture today announced that David A. King has been hired as the Local Foods Program Manager within the department’s Division of Economic Development.  “David is a great addition to ISDA. His extensive experience in the marketing and management industries is invaluable to our department,” said ISDA Director Ted McKinney. “His knowledge will truly aide in catapulting our programs to the next level.”   King is a University of Kentucky graduate with over 20 years of management and marketing experience. He has worked as President & Co-owner of Triple Crown Marketing, Inc., a Managing Director for the Kentucky [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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Jim Schriver
Jim Schriver passes at 73 A longtime leader in Indiana agriculture passed away unexpectedly Monday, and he leaves many current board members of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and other farmers missing their reliable sounding board. Jim Schriver farmed near Bluffton and he died at the age of 73. “Not only in Indiana but from coast to coast, Jim was a great statesman for soybeans and all commodities,” said Dave Lowe, the current president at Indiana soybean. He spoke with HAT from his combine Wednesday. “He was involved in animal agriculture as well. He’ll be dearly missed, a wealth of knowledge and experience.” Schriver [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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Dan Hueber
 Is It time to Sell Soybeans?   Dan Hueber Soybeans continue to rally on the futures market, so is it time to sell beans out of the field?  Both corn and soybean futures are at their highest price levels since August, a surprising turn of events given the record large crop now being harvested.  Dan Hueber, with the Hueber Report, says the bullishness in the soybeans is being caused by logistical issues rather than supply and demand issues, “There are a lot of logistical problems in the soymeal trade right now — where the processors have the beans, but they cannot get them [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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Taiwanese Delegation
Taiwanese Delegation to Indiana   Their stop in the Hoosier state was part of a bigger visit to the U.S. after attending Export Exchange in Seattle early last week. After paying Taiwan a visit earlier this year, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann hosted the group at the Statehouse to talk about high quality Indiana products. “By come here looking for our U.S. grains and DDGS, which we would like to explore more of, we are able to meet and continue to build that relationship and open up more doors. We also heard the concerns that they have and opportunities they see for us as [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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