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  • Wet hay poses barn fire risk
    The rainy weather that has settled over much of Indiana for the past month has made harvesting and drying hay for safe storage more difficult, potentially raising the risk of barn fires.
  • Case clarifies Indiana fence law
    An amicus brief written by the Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation may help a farmer get a fence fixed and clarified for all courts how the state’s fence law is written.
  • Grant to expand ethanol availability at pump
    The Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council announced over $789,000 through the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender Pump Program will be provided to Family Express.
  • Rebates offered for organic certification costs
    The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is accepting applications until Dec. 1 for the Indiana Organic Certification Cost Share program.
  • Dive deep into financial management
    Purdue University’s Agribusiness Finance for Non-Financial Managers program will offer deeper understanding of financial management responsibilities and how they fit into broader organizational goals.
  • Get soil health, nutrient tips
    This year’s Purdue Farm Management Tour will include stops at four northwest Indiana farms, focusing on innovative methods to improve soil health and nutrient management with the goal of improving profitability.
  • Indiana to get watershed funding
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest up to $103.4 million in 19 states through the Emergency Watershed Protection Program and Watershed Rehabilitation Program, announced Jane Hardisty, state conservationist.
  • Many roads lead to Hoosier land
    The highways, rivers and train tracks that decorate Indiana’s map are the reasons why our motto is “The Crossroads of America.”
  • Are you beginning farmer?
    Purdue University is inviting new farmers to complete an online survey titled “Survey of Beginning Farmers in Indiana.”
  • Wheel coating maker to expand
    Winona PVD Coatings LLC, a provider of bright finish coatings for the automotive wheel industry, announced plans to expand its operations here, creating up to 50 new jobs by the end of 2016.
  • Winner is … milk
    Upon completion of the Indianapolis 500, spectators’ eyes turn toward Victory Center to gaze upon the winner as they take their celebratory sip of milk.
  • Farm Bureau awards scholarships
    Indiana Farm Bureau and the Farm Bureau Foundation awarded 13 scholarships to high school and college students recently.
  • Take sniff of Hoosier favorite
    Peonies, Indiana’s state flower, will decorate gravesites across the state Memorial Day weekend. This is the time of year they normally bloom
  • Monsanto rejects Bayer offer
    Monsanto rejected Bayer’s $62 billion takeover bid, calling it “incomplete and financially inadequate.” However, the seed company suggested that a higher bid might be accepted, saying that it remains open to talks.
  • Farm Bureau seeks input on strategic plan
    Indiana Farm Bureau is calling upon its members to help improve its current program. Randy Kron, INFB president, said that the group is working on a new strategic plan that will start by having members of the organization step back and evaluate the program.



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