While artificial trees are certainly more of the norm these days, there is a growing trend of people choosing authentic Christmas trees to decorate their home during the holiday season.
Local Agriculture News
If you are growing tired of raking leaves this fall and think the only good place for them to be is on the curb, you may be throwing away a resource rather than an asset that can be working for you.
Are you interested in becoming a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) remote pilot or are already flying without the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification but would like to o…
The Purdue Extension Service of White County would like to invite the community to the annual White County Extension Advisory Council meeting, sponsored by the White County Extension Board.
JASPER COUNTY — Although the growing season started out wet, and corn and soy beans were planted late, the crop may not be as bad as expected.
RENSSELAER — The Jasper County Fair Association will host the fifth annual Mistletoe Magic holiday bazaar event.
A late planting coupled with an inclination to get grain harvested before winter weather arrives may mean there will be a lot of wetter than desirable grain being harvested this fall, which wi…
WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University sophomore Claire Baney will soon be vying for one of six national FFA officer positions, contending against 44 students from across the United States.
As we experience our first annual nighttime frosts and freezes of the season, you will begin to notice more insects and spiders making their bold move into homes, seeking a nice warm spot to s…
National Agriculture News
In recent years, an oil boom has pumped up the incomes of many rural residents in Texas, even as flooding and the trade war have dragged down incomes in Nebraska farm country. Both cases are emblematic of a broader trend: The counties with the most dramatic income gains and losses since 2016 are mostly rural and Republican. A Stateline analysis of Bureau of Economic Analysis data shows that ...
The Ag Economy Barometer increased in November for the second month in a row, climbing to 153. That’s 17 points better than in October when the index stood at 136.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker expects cannabis cultivation jobs to double as the cannabis market opens for legal recreational sales beginning Jan. 1.
YPSILANTI, Mich. — Indiana Corn Growers Association member J.R. Roesner, a farmer from Ferdinand, Indiana, told U.S. Environmental Protection Agency representatives in a public hearing that ethanol producers are a valuable customer for Hoosier corn growers.
INDIANAPOLIS — Retiring Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council CEO Jane Ade Stevens received an Honorary American FFA Degree during the National FFA Organization’s annual convention in Indianapolis.
TUCSON, Ariz. — The U.S. Meat Export Federation added Indiana Soybean Alliance board member Mark Legan, a farmer from Coatesville, Indiana, to its Executive Committee during its Strategic Planning Conference in Tucson. Legan accepted a position on the committee representing the Oilseed Producing sector.
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Compeer Financial, a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin, announced the results of its 2019 board of directors election.
Constant change is a staple of a cattle producer’s life. Sometimes it’s instigated by the producers themselves. Sometimes it’s a requirement demanded by outside forces, including government agencies. The question of whether to choose a covered-roof or mono-slope building to house livestock may depend on location, but there’s no doubt government regulations tend to expand rather than shrink.
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Dec. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing a crucial benefit for dairy producers in a challenging economy, Enogen(®) Feed corn silage delivers significantly higher feed efficiency than conventional corn silage, according to newly released results from a Penn State University feeding trial. The study found a 4% ECM feed efficiency gain (6% uncorrected) with Enogen Feed hybrids, available from Golden Harvest(®) Seed Advisors in select geographies.
INDIANAPOLIS — To give farmers the best control of tough and resistant weeds, Corteva Agriscience and BASF are recommending the use of Liberty and Enlist One herbicides on Enlist E3 soybean and Enlist cotton acres. These two leading herbicides offer exceptional control of broadleaf weeds including waterhemp, pigweed, kochia, marestail and ragweed species.
Wisconsin farmers who have recently implemented alternative rotations in forage production will discuss their experiences at an upcoming University of Wisconsin-Discovery Farms conference. The subject is being explored due in part to the wet and cold weather conditions of 2019.