Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Farm News

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...

Tariffs raise questions for local farmers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): President Trump recently raised tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200-billion worth of Chinese goods, raising questions on how it...

Third Dairy Safety Net Payment

The Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency announced this week the March 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.85 per hundredweight. The level...

Ag Secretary Perdue Travels to Japan and South Korea

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to participate in the G-20 Agriculture Ministers' Meeting. The travel itinerary...

House Members Call to End Refiner Exemptions

A bipartisan coalition of 35 members of the House of Representatives says the Environmental Protection Agency should stop issuing small refiner exemptions to large...

Senators Want Better Communication from Army Corps

A group of Midwest Senators is urging the Army Corps of Engineers to communicate better with lawmakers and stakeholders during flood events. Senators Jody...

Midwest Flooding Expected to Continue

Record flooding continues on the Mississippi River as the Army Corps of Engineers also warns Missouri River Runoff will remain at near record levels....

Purdue Makes Short List for USDA Move

USDA is eying Purdue University, the Kansas City metro and Research Triangle Park to relocate two department agencies. USDA announced the three finalists Friday...

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