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  • Tech interest strong despite down ag economy
    Thursday, May 26, 2016 4:30 PM
    Despite the outlook for low farm net income and a down farm economy, large American farmers have a surprisingly aggressive outlook toward buying and using new technologies on their operations, with high hopes for potentially disruptive entrants.
  • Crop emerging slowly amid cool conditions
    Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:00 PM

    Continued low temperatures have slowed emergence of corn and soybeans in Illinois. Corn and soybean planting is at 89 percent and 51 percent, respectively.

  • Weather dictating planting progress in Indiana
    Thursday, May 26, 2016 1:00 PM

    Planting progress continued to be behind schedule due to increased rainfall and below average temperatures. Overcast skies and periods of heavy rains kept the soils too damp for planting in many parts of the state.

  • Tips for building rain gardens
    Thursday, May 26, 2016 11:00 AM
    For those brainstorming ways to control water flow and beautify their yard, rain gardens may be a solution. A rain garden is designed to collect and soak up the water that flows off hard surfaces such as rooftops, parking lots or driveways.
  • Man starts own landscaping service
    Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:00 AM
    Greg Thorpe, a landscaper from central Indiana, may be only in his mid-20s, but he already has successfully started his own business.
  • A lot for which to be thankful
    Spring is here. Tractors are rolling, planters are planting and farmers are farming. But, as I told the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research, this spring is bringing more than just the normal spring planting routine for farmers.
  • Billboard is a sign of fed over-reach
    A billboard in Washington’s state capital and another a 150 miles north in the city of Bellingham advertise a website that portrays agriculture in a poor light. Half of the billboard shows a picture of a stream with another picture layered atop the stream.
  • 2016 net farm income projections
    Recent increases in corn and soybean prices have cast a more optimistic light on the potential for higher 2016 incomes.
  • Are large price swings finished or just started?
    Corn and soybean prices have traded in a wide range since last summer. July 2016 corn futures traded to near $4.70 in early July 2015, declined into harvest and then bottomed at $3.51 following the release of the Prospective Plantings report.
  • Falling cattle prices: Where is the bottom?
    Cattle prices have had a rough spring. After peaking in late 2014 and early 2015, prices have been adjusting downward from lofty peaks.
  • Study confirms nutrient management efforts working
    Researchers found the flow of nitrates from farm fertilizer into the Illinois River has been reduced. The University of Illinois study, as reported in AgriNews, found that the levels of nitrates dropped 10 percent between 2010 and 2014.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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