Local Agriculture News

This fall’s mostly mild weather has allowed farmers to plug along with harvest, leaving many ahead of the pace they may have foreseen a few weeks ago.

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…

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

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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 ...

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ongoing volatility in the country’s farm economy continues to squeeze a number of industry sectors. Wisconsin land sales reflect the industry stress.