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  • Indiana FFA member wins essay contest
    Monday, August 29, 2016 5:00 PM
    Advocating for agriculture doesn’t always have to be done by word of mouth. For Sierra Wiles, of the Riverton Parke FFA Chapter, she shared her passion for agriculture and its importance to the country by entering Culver’s second annual essay contest.
  • Leader knows where the beef is
    Monday, August 29, 2016 3:00 PM
    With beef cattle being prominent in Indiana agriculture, it is important for readers to know some of the leadership within the industry. This week’s agriculture spotlight lands on Joe Moore, who is the executive vice president for the Indiana Beef Cattle Association and the Indiana Beef Council.
  • Soybeans heavy late-season nutrient users
    Monday, August 29, 2016 1:00 PM
    The days of feeding the corn and let next year’s soybeans scavenge are over for farmers aiming to squeeze every bushel out of each acre.
  • ‘Ground Breakers’ test new soybeans
    Monday, August 29, 2016 11:00 AM
    Thirty-three farmers in five states participated in the full Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Crop System trials this growing season for the first soybeans tolerant to both glyphosate and dicamba herbicides.
  • AgriGold Academy draws crowd
    Monday, August 29, 2016 9:00 AM
    This year’s AgriGold Academy in northern Indiana had a record attendance of around 160 growers. The purpose of the event was to share agronomic updates and marketing methods that can help farmers.
  • Sharing, caring with friends
    A little more than seven years ago at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation Auction, I joined with a small group of women to bid on a weekend stay at the lake home of one of our colleagues. That getaway has become an important part of the summer for each of us.
  • Weather affects disease pressure in cornfields
    SPONSORED: In DEKALB and Asgrow technical agronomist Lance Tarochione’s neck of the woods, a white-knuckle level of drought in June has yielded some unexpected benefits.
  • Crop reporting simplified
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency requires farmers and ranchers participating in our programs to submit an annual report on all cropland use on their farms. Crop insurance agents also require these reports.
  • Corn plants susceptible to disease pathogens
    SPONSORED: As the corn crop moves from reproduction to making grain, Kirby Bacon has his eyes on harvest — and some potential disease issues that could impact harvest.
  • Monitor cattle during high heat, humidity
    Recent temperatures have soared after starting off cool. While the high temperatures have facilitated corn and bean planting, those with livestock must begin to worry about heat stress.
  • Hats off to fairground foundation effort
    There have been articles and blogs written by yours truly about the pathetic infrastructure conditions at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, including one I wrote two weeks ago after heavy rains hit the area on opening night.
  • Yes, a second state fair
    “What do you mean there’s another state fair? Isn’t Springfield the state capital?” Yes, the Illinois State Fair in Springfield is our state’s official state fair. But there’s a second one that’s been going on since the 1920s.
  • Olympic medals and hog farming
    Over the past few weeks, my attention has been geared toward the great Indiana State Fair and all the activities that that took place during the fair. However, during the course of the state fair, the 2016 Rio Olympics also was taking place, which is another one of my interests.
  • Droning on about drones
    As I stood outside watching drones buzz overheard this morning, I couldn’t help but feel like I was in a Jetson’s episode. I was at a field day sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau.
  • Cover crops’ value seen even 100 years ago
    While looking for something else in a 1917 Livingston County farm directory, I discovered something that is as important today as it was then.

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