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  • Indiana soybean, corn groups sign letters of intent with Taiwan
    The Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance signed letters of intent with Taiwanese representatives to purchase Indiana corn and soybeans. The letters were signed during the Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann’s recent trade mission to Asia. 
  • Asian trade mission promotes Indiana agriculture
    Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and a team of delegates are back home in Indiana after a two-week trade mission to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. 
  • Indiana Corn Growers Association seeks director candidates
    In today’s world, many of the decisions affecting how our farms are managed are being made at the Statehouse, in Congress and by regulatory agencies. This makes the role Indiana Corn Growers Association plays even more critical for the state’s corn farmers. 
  • Tour to feature organic vegetable production
    The organic vegetable production and fertility management practices at an Ohio farm will be showcased in a Purdue Extension tour of the operation near Cincinnati. The tour will be from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 at EcOhio Farm, 2210 S. Mason Montgomery Rd. in Mason. 
  • British agribusiness investing $90 million in Lafayette
    Gov. Mike Pence joined executives from Tate & Lyle, a global supplier of ingredients and solutions to the food and beverage industry, in London to announce the company’s plans to invest more than $90 million in its Lafayette, Ind., operations over the next three years. 
  • Baked goods manufacturer expanding in Boone County
    Maplehurst Bakeries LLC, a manufacturer and seller of frozen bakery products for in-store and food service bakeries, announced plans to expand its Indiana presence here, creating up to 219 new jobs by 2017. 
  • Animal disease traceability in final steps in Indiana
    Animal disease traceability has been approved by the Indiana Board of Animal Health. The changes on Indiana’s livestock identification and documentation stems from federal animal disease traceability that was implemented in 2013, said Dr. Bret Marsh, Indiana state veterinarian. 
  • Kress joins Seed Consultants
    Seed Consultants Inc. welcomed Dave Kress as a new area seedsman covering west-central Ohio. Kress holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Wright-State University and brings more than 10 years of seed sales experience to SCI. 
  • Glass Barn returns to Indiana State Fair
    Indiana soybean farmers have the opportunity to help give fairgoers a clear look at the Indiana farming experience by becoming involved with the Glass Barn during this year’s Indiana State Fair. 
  • Agriculture comes to life at Johnson County Fair
    The Read-Touch-Taste program brought agricultural stories, snacks and crafts to the Johnson County Fair. A group of 5- to 7-year-olds sat attentively around Extension educator Sarah Hanson as she read a book about a pig who loves to work out. 
  • Make time to check root health, scout fields
    It’s about halfway through the growing season for row crops in Indiana, and farmers are at work making sure their plants stay healthy. 
  • Hunting gives deer-damaged forests shot at recovery
    Regulated deer hunts in Indiana state parks have helped restore the health of forests suffering from decades of damage caused by overabundant populations of white-tailed deer, a Purdue study shows. 
  • Forsythe buys 150,000th Silver Case Magnum tractor
    A group of Bane-Welker Equipment employees and Case IH representatives traveled to Racine, Wis., to present customer Gerry Forsythe with his shiny, new Silver Case IH Magnum tractor.  
  • Vote for Drive to Thrive winner
    Syngenta announced the 10 finalists in its Drive to Thrive contest. The finalists, who will each receive a touchscreen tablet and leather case, now will compete for the grand prize — a $500 gas card and the chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of Thrive magazine. 
  • Nomination deadline nears for FSA county committees
    U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1 is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations. 

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