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  • Workshop focuses on grain storage issues
    Purdue Extension and the Indiana Grain and Feed Association will team up for a daylong Post-Harvest Update and Recertification Workshop to help farmers and other agribusiness professionals learn how to store crops securely and economically. 
  • Microloan cap grows to $50,000
    Indiana Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Julia Wickard reminds farmers that the FSA borrowing limit for microloans recently increased from $35,000 to $50,000. Microloans offer borrowers a simplified lending process with less paperwork. 
  • Purdue, FSA team up for farm bill workshops
    Purdue Extension and the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture have partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency of Indiana to host a series of free informational meetings on the 2014 farm bill. 
  • Deadline set for EQIP applications
    Jane Hardisty, state conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that Dec. 19 will be the application deadline for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program in Indiana. 
  • Annual crop adviser conference Dec. 16-17 in Indianapolis
    Nutrient, soil, water and pest management will comprise the main topics covered at the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference on Dec. 16-17 in Indianapolis. 
  • Arkansas takes No. 2 turkey producer spot
    Arkansas has trotted into second place among turkey-producing states after North Carolina's gobbler population fell sharply as U.S. turkey numbers hit a 28-year low. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports Minnesota remained king of the roost in 2014 with an estimated 45 million birds. 
  • Annual Million Meal Marathon draws 4,200 volunteers
    In a continued effort to combat hunger, Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance teamed up with the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana FFA. 
  • USDA seeks comments on proposed animal disease reporting
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services program is seeking feedback on plans to update how animal diseases are responded to and reported. 
  • Centenarian flies over fields in Indiana
    Most people celebrate birthdays with a cake and a few candles. Gene Leak, an 102-year-old farmer from Tab, took a two-hour plane ride over Indiana. 
  • 2014 farm family ends year on high note
    Harvest is in full swing for the Duttlinger family, the 2014 Indiana Farm Family of the Year. Dave and Jill Duttlinger received the award last December. 
  • USDA production estimates below trade expectations
    The corn bears’ momentum was subdued with a crop production report knuckleball on news that yields are projected below the trade guess. 
  • Illinois tops in corn, soybean yields
    The “I” states remain on track to break crop production records. The U.S. Department of Agriculture left Illinois’ average corn yield projection at a nation-leading 200 bushels per acre, up 22 from 2013. The previous record of 180 bushels per acre was set in 2004. 
  • Big corn crop gets wee bit smaller
    A corn production tweak moved ending stocks downward and average farm price projections up a dime in the latest supply and demand estimates. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reduced projected corn-ending stocks by 73 million bushels from last month’s estimate to 2.008 billion bushels. 
  • Farmland value varies in 2014
    When outlook for 2014 landed, farmland value appeared to have stopped increasing rapidly and was expected to either stay steady or drop, after increasing from 2006 to 2013. 
  • Indiana FFA members recognized
    Years of hard work paid off for three Indiana students when they were named winners of this year’s National Agricultural Proficiency Awards. The awards were given in 49 categories during the National FFA Convention. 



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