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  • Q&A: Alex Raute, champion sheep exhibitor
    Alex Raute, a junior at Carmel High School, describes feeling exhilarated when her Hampshire sheep was grand champion of the Junior Market Wether Show and went on to the Sale of Champions at the North American International Livestock Exposition. 
  • USDA reduces soybean, corn ending stocks estimates
    A typical December world agricultural supply-demand estimates report is neither bearish nor bullish, and this one didn’t disappoint as anticipation grows for next month’s gift-wrapped final U.S. production numbers. 
  • Trade awaits proof of aggressive export pace
    Lowering corn and soybean ending stocks in the latest supply and demand estimates appeared trade friendly, but skepticism over-ruled the bullish notion. 
  • 'Dream big,' legendary farm broadcaster advises
    More than 300 people from the pork industry gathered to celebrate agriculture at this year’s Midwest Pork Conference in Danville. Pork producers were able to hear speakers talk on subjects surrounding the pork industry, including a keynote presentation by Orion Samuelson, WGN agribusiness director. 
  • Dairymen switch to robotic milking
    Milking cows with robots makes a lot of sense to Daniel Diederich. “Our quest began in 2001 when I was in high school and dad started looking at robots,” he recalled. “Before that time, I didn’t want to be a dairy farmer. I wanted to get into investment banking.” 
  • Robotic milking reduces labor
    Using robotic milking machines may provide an opportunity to revitalize family dairy operations. “I am passionate about robotic milking,” said Jack Rodenburg, a consultant for DairyLogix. 
  • How to profit with high tunnels
    When it comes to growing produce in high tunnels, there are several questions newcomers should ask themselves.  
  • Q&A: Ashley Langreck, Franklin FFA adviser
    Ashley (Bechman) Langreck has returned to her alma mater — only this time she isn’t a student. The Franklin native has returned to Franklin Community Schools as agricultural teacher and FFA adviser. 
  • Dual-action in-furrow fungicide available
    Protecting seed investment and maximizing yield potential in the early growth stages are the building blocks for a successful season. 
  • Pork producers revisit biosecurity measures
    Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus continues to be on the minds of pork producers and veterinarians with the arrival of cold weather, but they remain hopeful entering a second winter with the virus, Indiana State Veterinarian Bret Marsh said. 
  • Breaks in biosecurity concern here, abroad
    Even though pork producers have “upped their biosecurity game,” there still is work to be done when it comes to dealing with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, said Dr. Mike Lemmon, veterinarian and CEO of Whiteshire Hamroc. 
  • State fair announces 'Indiana Farmers Coliseum'
    Formerly the Pepsi Coliseum, the popular Indiana State Fair landmark now will be called the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. 
  • Farmer serves as president of Indiana State Fair Board
    When the Poe sheep farm started up more than 50 years ago, the agricultural industry was a different scene than it is now. 
  • Hoosier farmer uses app to automate grain loading
    At Mylet Farms in Carroll County, you can pull your truck up to the grain bin and use your smartphone or tablet to activate the loading process. You can even watch a live video feed of it all on your screen. 
  • Q&A: Dalton Davis, Hoosier Beef Congress competitor
    Dalton Davis spends several hours every day getting cattle ready for livestock shows throughout the county, state and beyond. 

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