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  • $328 million to conserve farmlands, wetlands
    Monday, September 29, 2014 5:00 PM
    Indiana farmers will be eligible for $3.4 million of funding that was created to help private landowners protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands. 
  • Learning latest in swine nutrition
    Monday, September 29, 2014 3:00 PM
    What started as a need for information on swine health grew into an annual conference. Now in its 14th year, the Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference targets leaders in the feed industry, swine veterinarians, producers and nutritionists interested in the latest research in swine nutrition and feeding. 
  • More parents choosing organic food for kids
    Monday, September 29, 2014 1:00 PM
    A growing number of parents nationwide agree that organic food is the healthiest choice for the meals they serve their children, according to a new study by the Organic Trade Association. 
  • Genetically modified foods confuse consumers
    Monday, September 29, 2014 11:00 AM
    Genetically modified foods have been around for years, but most people in the U.S. have no idea if they are eating them. The Food and Drug Administration says such foods don’t need to be labeled, so some states are moving forward on their own. 
  • Boilermaker Butcher Block offers meat for tailgates
    Monday, September 29, 2014 9:00 AM
    Boilermaker fans that enjoy grilling burgers and brats at tailgates now can pre-order their meat from the Boilermaker Butcher Block and pick it up on game day. 
  •  Darren Frye
    It’s summer, and if you have a grain operation, you’re keeping a close eye on the weather forecast. At times, the weekly forecast seems to change almost every day. Wouldn’t it be frustrating if your production plans changed as often as the weather forecast does? 
  • Jared Finegan
    This has had to be the most comfortable summer weather we have had in my adult life. Hope everyone has enjoyed all the fun summer activities this year. This cool weather has not been the best for the crops, however. 
  • Ted Mottaz
    The growing season continues to amaze me and my fellow area farmers. Just as we were starting to get a little dry with yards showing some stress, we got about 2 inches of rain for the week. The corn potential is fairly well set. 
  • Grant Noland
    Should a large corn and soybean crop materialize, producers and commercial facilities will face challenges in harvest logistics. As a former elevator manager, a record — potentially wet — corn crop will keep you up at night. 
  • David Droste
    Beans will need to be watched closely for leaf disease since the rain and the foggy mornings that we have been having can cause disease to develop and justify fungicide applications. 
  • New coliseum dominates Indiana State Fair
    Every summer a different commodity is highlighted at the Indiana State Fair. There’s been “Year of the Corn,” “Year of the Dairy Cow” and many other themes, but this year is unlike anything we’ve seen. 
  • Spring: Farmers hard at work keeping world fed
    Finally, it’s here. Spring. Warmer weather. This past week, I spent mostly on the road, traveling to five different farms in northern and north-central Illinois. 
  • U.S grain quality top-notch for export
    The U.S. Grains Council recently released a report that serves as an important piece of the competitive global market in promoting our corn. 
  • Farmers should take time to take care of bodies, mind
    Farmers are some of the hardest working people out there. Constant lifting, pushing, fixing and running between fields, balanced with maintaining a family life, they often push their bodies to the limit. 
  • Farm stories need to be told
    I’ve been told that, for a long time, farmers and ag businesses were quiet when it came to telling their stories. Stories of hard work, integrity and progress. Things to be proud of. I’m glad that I’ve heard so many of these stories over the years — even before I worked in the agriculture industry. 



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