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  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:00 AM
    The challenges farmers face from legislative and regulatory actions continue to mount. This makes the role Indiana Corn Growers Association plays even more important for the state’s corn farmers. 
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:00 AM
    An important agricultural region in China is drying out, and increased farming may be more to blame than rising temperatures and less rain, according to a study spanning 30 years of data. 
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:00 AM
    CountryMark’s Fueling Freedom event  raised more than $54,000 to support local National Guard Family Readiness Groups. “We get really excited about this event because it is our opportunity to give back to local National Guard soldiers and their families, as well as spend time with the communities we serve,” said Jon Lantz, CountryMark vice president of marketing. 
  • Monday, July 27, 2015 9:00 AM
    Two top veterinary officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and farmers affected by the bird flu outbreak said it will take increased surveillance, improved farm security and more money to fight off a possible fall return of the disease that devastated chicken and turkey flocks. 
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:00 AM
    A once-banished crop could soon sprout legally again in select Minnesota farm fields: hemp plants that lead to oils, lotions, seeds, rope fibers and other industrial uses.  
  • Tips on overcoming stubborn weeds
    Resistance to herbicides has been a management challenge as long as herbicides have been used for weed control. The introduction of crops with engineered resistance to glyphosate in 1996 prompted most growers to adopt a technology that was easy and efficient. 
  • Soybeans finally in
    With the corn taking off as it is, this is a critical time in our fertility program with the beginning of sidedressing of anhydrous ammonia. This is not a new practice for our farm. 
  • Progress spotty
    Out in the cornfields, things are all over the place. The first plantings of corn around here stayed in the ground for a good two to three weeks before it all came up. 
  • Scouting, sampling
    Pulling samples provided an opportunity to scout. Weed pressure is light, stands look even and populations are on target. 
  • Rain and replanting
    This past week has seen several light rain events keeping soil conditions on the wet side after the big rain event the previous week. It appears that there will be some corn acres that will need to be replanted and also soybeans acres after the big rain from the previous week. 
 



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