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  • Indiana sets pace on cover crops
    As harvest season ends and farmers in the United States ready themselves for winter, one change could make a difference in soil health and the climate-impacted world: planting cover crops. 
  • Bankers see farm income, land values down
    Farm income continued to decline across areas of the Midwest and Mid-South during the third quarter of 2015 compared to a year ago, while farmland and ranchland values are going in different directions. 
  • Video: Week in Review
    This week's top agriculture stories: A Christmas present from the far north and plants to brighten the holidays. 
  • History comes alive at Vandalia Statehouse
    There was a time when history was not interesting to me, but that has really changed. I’ve learned that history is fascinating, especially when it involves talking with a farmer who has experienced vast changes in the way he manages his farm and the tools he uses to grow food and fiber. 
  • At 50, Hoosier tackles dream job — farming
    Not many farmers set up shop at the age of 50 — but David Stephenson, a farmer from Johnson County, did just that. 
  • Dietitian helps bust myths, misinformation and fear
    Registered dietitian nutritionist Kim Galeaz wants people to know that their fear of eating can be diminished and they can get back to making healthy choices by learning to balance the foods they eat. 
  • Make sure protection grows with your farm
    If your farm is growing, you’re likely familiar with the “pains” that come along with that: matching the size of your equipment line to number of farmed acres, managing more landlord relationships, dealing with bigger numbers and making even bigger decisions. 
  • Why is Illinois losing ag scientists?
    Illinois farmers lost another valuable source of information this month to either industry or an out-of-state university. Entomologist Mike Gary announced his retirement from the University of Illinois to begin a new career with Monsanto as sustainable agricultural systems lead. 
  • Xtend soybeans nearing market release
    SPONSORED: Farmers who battle glyphosate-resistant and other tough-to-control weeds will have an additional weed management tool in 2016 with the anticipated introduction of the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. 
  • Depression can creep in during the holidays
    Although there are times when this old world seems to have more meanness than kindness in it, I am thankful for the many blessings I recognize, as well as those I take for granted every day. 
  • Unusual growing year brings weed, insect surprises
    SPONSORED: An unusual growing year that went from extremely wet to very dry brought surprises, some welcome, some not, even before combines started rolling in farm fields. 
  • Biodiesel benefits soybean, livestock producers
    It’s a good time to remind soybean and livestock producers that biodiesel benefits both ag industry segments. 
  • Deadline nears to renegotiate farmland leases
    Tenant farmers wanting to renegotiate farmland leases for 2016 may need to deliver written notification to their landlord before Dec. 1, a Purdue expert on agricultural law advises. 
  • Master Cattleman program starts Dec. 1
    Purdue Extension will offer a 10-session program to help beef producers improve the profitability of their operations through effective farm management. 
  • Advocating for animal agriculture
    There have been cases across the state and country where people have been against concentrated animal feeding operations and other efforts to grow animal agriculture. 

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