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  • USDA here to help farmers
    Let’s take a moment to commemorate the contributions of Indiana farmers to providing the food, fiber and fuel security of the United States. Agriculture has come a long way over the past 150 years when President Abraham Lincoln first created the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Use ILSoyAdvisor as management resource
    Tractors are rolling. And along with a new growing season comes a laundry list of potential challenges that could occur as farmers try to maximize soybean yields.
  • Healthy forests can ease climate change
    It’s an undeniable fact that our Earth’s climate is changing. Over the past century, we have seen large increases in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.
  • Weighing implications of planting progress
    Each spring the corn and soybean markets react to the pace of planting, reflecting expectations that an unusually fast or slow pace of planting may impact acreage decisions and yields.
  • ‘Leaves of three, let it be’; should be ‘leaflets of three’
    Most gardeners have heard of the wise advice “leaves of three, let it be” referring to the pest plant poison ivy. While not quite as catchy, the saying really should be “leaflets of three, let it be.”
  • Start your 500 experience with these facts
    I may not be a racing fan, but as an Indiana girl, I always know when the race is in town. The radio stations are filled with chatter about qualifying races and race concerts. At AgriNews, we go to the Fastest Rookie Luncheon to celebrate two Hoosier staples: racing and dairy.
  • Global trappings at restaurant show
    I’m heading into my third day with my global visit to the National Restaurant Association’s annual show in Chicago. I never expected the massive cultural clash that is happening under McCormick Place’s acres of exhibit halls.
  • Ag’s passion for conservation evident
    Throughout the years, while I was both writing and teaching, I have had the pleasure of meeting several individuals and groups that are involved in the agriculture industry in a variety of sectors.
  • To gain experience, and more — volunteer
    A lot of times people have trouble finding jobs because they need experience before they can get hired. But they need the job for experience.
  • Hazards of farming span generations
    Farm safety is always at the forefront, particularly during planting, and it brings to mind a tragic event that occurred in my family 98 years ago.

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