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  • Grain, soybean prices may continue to fall
    Hoosier farmers are bracing for what experts predict will be continued low grain and soybean prices in 2015. A variety of factors, namely weather and final acreage numbers, will determine just how low prices may go. 
  • HATCH program helps 5,250 families
    John Whitaker knows that one egg can make a difference in someone’s life. The Midwest Food Bank director has seen that egg’s impact through the recently launched HATCH program. 
  • Corn, bean grower advocates for agriculture
    Isabella Chism serves as second vice president at Indiana Farm Bureau, but her love and involvement for agriculture extends past her professional life and into her home life. 
  • Vintage Indiana fest offers fine wines
    The fruits of the Indiana wine industry will be showcased at the annual Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival from noon to 6 p.m. June 6 at Military Park, 601 W. New York St. in downtown Indianapolis. 
  • Drivers discover dairy's connection to race
    This year’s Indianapolis 500 rookies received a crash course in the connection between dairy farming and the race at the recent Fastest Rookie of the Year luncheon. 
  • Heading for finish line
    Wow, what a change a week makes. Add a little heat and sun and farmers pop up in fields just like the mushrooms this time of year. I hope you found some; I haven’t hardly had time to sneak off and look. 
  • Active, engaged group of farmers benefits Knox County
    David Erickson has a good view from where he’s sitting. Right now, that would be in the office of his farm and the one he shares with wife Nancy, who runs a farm management business. 
  • Much to do
    As I type, a rain cloud seems to be hovering above us — hate to wish away rain, but maybe just save it back of I could. Late spring means everything needs done at once — prep and planting. 
  • Spring's sights, smells
    It’s been a great week at the cattle barn. We have several new calves, one set of twins by a momma who has had twins six out of the last seven years. 
  • Mexico remains vital market for U.S. pork, beef
    Although the demand for U.S. meat exports remains strong the competition from other countries intensified. “The reality is the world is waking up to the growth in exports,” said Philip Seng, U.S. Meat Export Federation president and CEO. 
  • Illinois leads sustainable soybean production efforts
    As Illinois farmers, we are not only leaders in state soybean production, we are leaders in the conservation practices it takes to effectively manage that soybean production. 
  • Steps for maximizing soybean yields
    Growing soybeans requires more management today than 20 years ago due to earlier planting and increased disease and insect pressures. 
  • Deadline near for conservation certification filing
    A Purdue University horticulture professor urges specialty crop producers who applied for enhanced crop insurance this year to make sure they file a conservation compliance form with the U.S. Department of Agriculture by June 1. 
  • ANBO unveils bucket rake
    The new BR-S Bucket Rake attaches quickly to most any standard bucket to create a tool for raking rocks and other debris using your existing bucket. This patent-pending innovation has been developed by ANBO Manufacturing for use on tractors, skid steers and other machines with buckets. 
  • Indy native grows urban farm
    After traveling the country working with community gardens, growing vegetables and learning the importance of urban farming, Matthew Jose moved back to Indianapolis and started his own urban farm. 



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