Sunday, October 17, 2021

Mild weather = fewer pests

Lower insect populations have led to minor crop damage this summer, but a Purdue Extension entomologist says farmers should still watch for anomalies when...

Less Corn In 2014?

The stressful 2013 growing season has farmers pondering significant changes to crop rotations next spring, according to Farm Futures first survey of 2014 planting...

Bright Hog Outlook Dims

Purdue University Extension Economist Chris Hurt says the hot, dry weather is threatening the bright outlook for hog producers. He says rapid increases in...

Farm Bureau Brings the Heat

Farm Bureau is working hard to “Bring the Heat” during the August congressional recess, so members of Congress know they need to get things...

Pro-Farmer Midwest Crop Tour

The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour started this year's tour in the started in South Dakota and in the East in Ohio. The two...

NCGA Yield Contest

With the corn harvest underway in some areas and soon to begin in others, the National Corn Growers Association announces that online harvest forms...

EPA to Build Trust with Farmers

EPA's top official has pledged to build trust with farmers who have been roundly critical of federal regulation. "My commitment to you...

Farm Groups Rally on Immigration

US Department of Ag - Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse was part of a roundtable discussion this week with the California Farm Bureau.   CFB President...

Heat Stress in Cattle

Heat and humidity are set to return to the eastern Corn Belt after weeks of unseasonably cool temperatures, meaning cattle producers need to be...

Weather’s Impact on Grain Fill

Recent early mornings with temperatures hovering in the upper 40's (F) and afternoon highs less than 80F are certainly not synonymous with those we...

Soybean Aphid Activity Picking Up

Because of the tremendous variability in aphid numbers from field to field, diligent scouting NOW can pay big dividends. The following is a quick...

EPA Finalizes 2013 RFS Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized the 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the Renewable Fuel Standard program Tuesday. The...

Indiana Weekly Crop Progress

Indiana Weekly Ag Summary There were 5.5 days suitable for field work during the week. Moderate temperatures and fairly widespread rain showers during the...

EU Open to U.S. Beef

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced that the European Union (EU) will continue to provide U.S. beef producers...

USDA Weekly Exports

Weekly U.S. net corn sales for the week ending July 25th in the 2012/2013 marketing year were 134,000 metric tons, below the 10 week...

Weather Nearly Perfect Pollination

The weather conditions during the critical corn pollination period have been ideal throughout late July, although farmers are concerned about a late maturing crop....

Beef Industry Coming Back

Purdue University Extension Economist Chris Hurt says the beef industry is about to reverse a downward trend in numbers as prospects are brightening for...

Control Palmer Amaranth weed

A new publication on Palmer amaranth, one of the most aggressive weeds to com​pete with crops, is now available for free through Purdue Extension's...

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