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  • Helping disabled vets get into farming
    Friday, July 03, 2015 5:00 PM
    Cindy Chastain’s strong background in both military and agriculture make her a perfect fit for her role as farmer veteran AgrAbility coordinator for the national AgrAbility Project. AgrAbility’s mission is to improve the quality of life of farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers with disabilities. 
  • Survey: 4th cookout slightly costlier this year
    Friday, July 03, 2015 3:00 PM
    An Independence Day cookout featuring some of Americans’ favorite summer foods — hot dogs, cheeseburgers, ribs, watermelon and other items — will be a little bit more expensive this year than it was last year, according to an annual survey from Indiana Farm Bureau. 
  • Veteran uses local ingredients in southern Indiana bakery
    Friday, July 03, 2015 1:00 PM
    Laura Buckingham essentially began her business by selling her artisan bread and baked goods on a roadside stand on Highway 150 and at local farmers markets. 
  •  Indiana State Fair ticket prices rise
    Friday, July 03, 2015 11:00 AM
    Ticket prices are going up for this year’s Indiana State Fair. General admission tickets for the August fair will cost $12 up from $10 last year. Advance ticket prices went up $1 to $8. 
  • Villwock to retire from Indiana Farm Bureau
    Friday, July 03, 2015 9:00 AM
    Don Villwock, president of Indiana Farm Bureau, will retire this year after 14 years of leadership. Villwock has led the organization while also operating his own farm in Knox County. Retiring from Farm Bureau was a difficult decision, however, he said that it was simply time for someone new to take charge. 
  • 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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