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  • Indiana FFA member wins essay contest
    Advocating for agriculture doesn’t always have to be done by word of mouth. For Sierra Wiles, of the Riverton Parke FFA Chapter, she shared her passion for agriculture and its importance to the country by entering Culver’s second annual essay contest.
  • Leader knows where the beef is
    With beef cattle being prominent in Indiana agriculture, it is important for readers to know some of the leadership within the industry. This week’s agriculture spotlight lands on Joe Moore, who is the executive vice president for the Indiana Beef Cattle Association and the Indiana Beef Council.
  • Soybeans heavy late-season nutrient users
    The days of feeding the corn and let next year’s soybeans scavenge are over for farmers aiming to squeeze every bushel out of each acre.
  • ‘Ground Breakers’ test new soybeans
    Thirty-three farmers in five states participated in the full Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Crop System trials this growing season for the first soybeans tolerant to both glyphosate and dicamba herbicides.
  • AgriGold Academy draws crowd
    This year’s AgriGold Academy in northern Indiana had a record attendance of around 160 growers. The purpose of the event was to share agronomic updates and marketing methods that can help farmers.
  • Ryman & Fox founders honored
    State Rep. Melanie Wright, D-Yorktown, presented Sagamore of the Wabash Awards to Thomas Rydman and posthumously to David Fox, who together founded Ryman & Fox Inc., which served the farming community for 50 years in Madison County.
  • Mold: Danger after floodwaters recede
    As floodwaters started to recede in some areas of St. Joseph’s County and elsewhere in northern Indiana, a Purdue University disaster education specialist cautioned residents returning to their homes about another potential threat to their health and property — mold.
  • 1st Farm Credit donates $100,000 to ag groups
    A $100,000 gift will benefit nearly 118 groups dedicated to the future of Illinois agriculture and rural communities. To capstone the 100-year anniversary of the Farm Credit System, the 1st Farm Credit Services directors made the donation to groups making a difference in their communities.
  • Superior Young Dairy Producer Award winners
    The 2016 Superior Young Dairy Producer Award program was held Aug. 20 at the Illinois State Fair. Twenty-eight 4-H and FFA dairy project members from across Illinois took part.
  • USDA to buy 11 million pounds of cheese
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans to purchase 11 million pounds of cheese from private inventories to assist food banks and pantries across the nation, while reducing a cheese surplus that is at its highest level in 30 years.

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