Monday, August 19, 2019

Local farmers honored at State Fair

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Six area farms received the Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair Wednesday. The award honors families that have made...

Big revenue drop expected for Indiana corn, soybean crops

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An agriculture economist is projecting a nearly 20% drop in revenue for Indiana's corn and soybean crops this year. That prediction from...

Chinese Allow Tariff-Free Purchases from the U.S.

The Chinese government permitted several domestic companies to purchase U.S. agricultural products without tariffs. People familiar with the situation tell Bloomberg that the companies...

Japanese in D-C for Trade Talks

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told Agri-Pulse last week that a delegation from Japan will be in Washington this week for trade negotiations. The...

Application Period for MFP Payments Opens

Farm Service Agency offices starting today (Monday) are accepting producer applications for the Market Facilitation Program payments announced last week. The payments are part...

USDA Says Hemp Rules Ready In August

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that it will complete the federal rules governing domestic hemp production by August. The website Hemp...

USDA announces next round of M.F.P. payments

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) - The USDA officials announced the next round of M.F.P. payments.  Rob Winters talks about the announcement and the area...

Holcomb requests disaster declaration for area farmland

INDIANAPOLIS (Press Release): Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced today that the state of Indiana is requesting a U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretarial disaster designation...

Area dairy farm among those damaged by tornado

BLACKFORD COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): A neighbor is helping coordinate recovery efforts for a dairy farm that was damaged by a tornado last week. Frauhiger Livestock...

Indiana farmers rushing to complete spring planting

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Indiana farmers are still rushing to get this year's crops planted in their fields with this spring's persistent rains. The latest...

Higher Demand Ahead for Animal Protein

USDA economist Mildred Haley expects pork production to increase 3.5 percent to 28.3 billion pounds in 2020. The increase comes in response to higher...

U.S./Canada African Swine Fever Protocol

Canada announced it has reached a zoning arrangement with the U.S. that would allow the countries to continue trading hogs and pork products across...

Chinese Pork Imports Climbing

Chinese pork imports jumped 24 percent in April when compared to a year ago. The country appears to be stocking up to prevent potential...

Asian ASF Outbreak Continues to Get Worse

China’s gateway city of Hong Kong is now officially positive for the African Swine Fever Virus. A news release from the National Pork Board...

Trump Administration Lifting Section 232 Tariffs

The United States has reached a deal to lift the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on imports from Canada and Mexico. A CNBC report...

Will Trade Aid Affect Planting Decisions?

An agricultural economist from the University of Illinois says the next round of trade aid coming out of Washington, D.C. could impact planting in...

Senate Voting on Disaster Relief This Week

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on disaster relief next week, right before the lawmakers leave town for Memorial Day. He’s...

President Unveiling New Immigration Proposal

President Trump is putting a spotlight back on one of his signature issues as the 2020 presidential campaign picks up steam. The Hill Dot...

Indiana farmers’ crops being hindered by continual rainfall

TERRA HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Persistent rainfall this spring has put Indiana farmers well behind schedule in planting their crops. The Tribune-Star reports that U.S....

Soy Growers Are Fed Up with Tariffs

Farmers Suffering from Drawn Out Trade War Want Tariffs Gone and Trade Reopened U.S. soybean farmers remain frustrated by the lack of progress between the...

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