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Tax Breaks – End of 2014 There will be just two weeks, three at most, after Thanksgiving for the lame duck Congress to extend tax breaks key for agriculture. And some fear it may be too late. Ag Senator and Finance Committee member Chuck Grassley says if the job gets done, it will be last-minute and cover two-years. “And I think if they reach an agreement, it's going to be for 2014 and 2015. And if it's only 2014, it's bad for the economy. It's already back for the economy in the sense that we've gone 11 months now with the [...]
Wed, Nov 26, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today
Turkey Dinner
Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare each year. Getting it just right, especially the turkey, brings a fair amount of pressure whether or not a host is experienced with roasting one. The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations on how to properly prepare a turkey to make sure yours is both delicious and safe to serve. “Unsafe handling and undercooking of your turkey can lead to serious foodborne illness, explains Maria Malagon, Director of Food Safety Education with USDA FSIS. “Turkeys may contain Salmonella and Campylobacter, harmful pathogens [...]
Tue, Nov 25, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today
Tenant farmers who want to renegotiate a farmland lease for 2015 may need to deliver written notification to their landlord before Dec. 1, a Purdue University agricultural law professor advises. The Indiana notification deadline is three months before the end of the current crop year unless the two sides have agreed on a different date, said Gerald Harrison. By custom in the Indiana farming community, crop years end on the last day of February. Accordingly, the current crop year ends on Feb. 28, 2015 for the purpose of setting the notification deadline, provided an existing lease has no other rule. Even if a [...]
Tue, Nov 25, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today
Poultry presentation
Governor Mike Pence Monday accepted a donation from representatives of the Indiana State Poultry Association of 130,000 pounds, or 65 tons, of Indiana poultry products for Hoosier food pantries. The donation took place during a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse. Poultry producers will be delivering products to their local food pantries throughout the state over the next several weeks. “As we near the holiday season, the importance of helping our fellow Hoosiers cannot be overstated,” said Governor Pence. “I commend the work of the Indiana State Poultry Association, whose generosity and compassion will help to combat hunger and make a difference [...]
Tue, Nov 25, 2014
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Achieving higher yields on a 2015 crop can be done through simple soil testing. Right now is a great time to get in the fields, collect soil samples and find out what types of nutrients your field is lacking. Stine Seed Agronomist Kyle Ross tells HAT that soil sampling is all about being that much more precise and controlling your inputs. “Absolutely. You know, we've had a really good crop come off, a lot of nutrients were pulled off with that. And then also with the commodity prices falling back to the level we're at today, guys are really going to [...]
Tue, Nov 25, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today
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Achieving higher yields on a 2015 crop can be done through simple soil testing. Right now is a great time to get in the fields, collect soil samples and find out what types of nutrients your field is lacking. Stine Seed Agronomist Kyle Ross tells HAT that soil sampling is all about being that much more precise and controlling your inputs. “Absolutely. You know, we've had a really good crop come off, a lot of nutrients were pulled off with that. And then also with the commodity prices falling back to the level we're at today, guys are really going to [...]
Tue, Nov 25, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today
trivence
When 3 is Better Than 2 For Control of Weed Resistance For 2015, Indiana soybean growers will have a way to mix three modes of action with one product, Trivence™ Herbicide from DuPont. Ginny Goodman, product marketing manager with DuPont, told HAT mixing modes of action is the key to better weed control, “By combining three chemistries, we are taking to the next level. Most of what is available in the marketplace combines only two modes of action.” According to DuPont, with three modes of action, Trivence™ helps preserve the efficacy of existing herbicide options when used in a [...]
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today
Agricultural educators and agribusiness professionals from Indiana and Illinois on Dec. 9 will share information and advice on critical crop-management issues during the annual Bi-State Crop Management Conference. The conference will take place at the Beef House restaurant, 16501 state Route 63 in Covington, Indiana. The daylong program begins at 8:30 a.m. EST and includes a buffet lunch. Presenters and their topics include: * Emerson Nafzinger, coordinator of the Research Education Center at the University of Illinois – “Factors Affecting Corn Yields.” * Shaun Casteel, Purdue assistant professor of agronomy and soybean specialist – “Breaking Bean Barriers: The Next Generation.” * Dan Gudeman, owner and [...]
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today
Nov 24 Soybeans
Frosty weather and snow flurries were a mixed blessing for Indiana farmers for the week ending November 23, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Average temperatures ranged from 23 to 34 degrees, and from 17 degrees to 11 degrees below normal. The lowest recorded temperature for the week was 4 degrees; the highest, 65 degrees. The statewide average temperature for the week was 28.2 degrees, 13.1 degrees below normal. Recorded precipitation ranged from 0.11 to 2.00 inches with a statewide average of 0.55 inches. By region, corn harvested for grain was 91% in the North, 90% in Central, 93% [...]
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today
Nancy Kavazanjian
USFRA news The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance recently announced the winners of their second class of the Faces of Farming and Ranching program. Farmers from Iowa, Illinois, Texas, Michigan, and New Mexico will be the real faces of agriculture that American consumers will see during the next year. Nancy Kavazanjian from Wisconsin is the new chairperson of USFRA and a director for the United Soybean Board. She's is very pleased with the new faces who will be active participants in the national dialogue about food production to set the record straight. “We have five extraordinary young people who know how to connect [...]
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
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Last week's announcement of executive orders on immigration will not help the future needs of dairy farmers, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. President and CEO Jim Mulhern said “We still need congressional action.” Mulhern said “we need action in both the House and Senate, with support from both Republicans and Democrats, to do the job that needs to be done.”Mulherns comments echoes the American Farm Bureau's, and other farm groups, who called on congress to pass legislation. Many groups had feared the executive orders would not be permanent because congress can reign-in the orders at a later date. Source: [...]
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today
Last week's announcement of executive orders on immigration will not help the future needs of dairy farmers, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. President and CEO Jim Mulhern said “We still need congressional action.” Mulhern said “we need action in both the House and Senate, with support from both Republicans and Democrats, to do the job that needs to be done.”Mulherns comments echoes the American Farm Bureau's, and other farm groups, who called on congress to pass legislation. Many groups had feared the executive orders would not be permanent because congress can reign-in the orders at a later date. Source: [...]
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today

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