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Indiana: Purdue Offers Energy Efficiency Workshops for Farms

Indiana: Purdue Offers Energy Efficiency Workshops for Farms

👤By Darrin Pack, Purdue University 🕔Jan 17, 2018

Farmers and other business owners in rural areas can learn critical steps to increased energy efficiency in workshops hosted by Purdue Extension. The first workshop is scheduled for Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Crawfordsville District Public Library,

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Farmland Values: Buy or Rent to Expand? It’s a Complicated Choice. – DTN

Farmland Values: Buy or Rent to Expand? It’s a Complicated Choice. – DTN

👤By Des Keller Progressive Farmer Contributing Editor 🕔Jan 8, 2018

In July on an early morning drive in east-central Indiana, Don Thurston gave a tour of the 3,600 acres he farms. A longtime no-till practitioner in both corn and soybeans, he spied a cluster of waterhemp near the edge of

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Farm Economy In The Midwest: Still A Balancing Act

Farm Economy In The Midwest: Still A Balancing Act

👤By Keith Good, University of Illinois 🕔Dec 22, 2017

The Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University recently released its annual outlook report that contained 12 specific articles looking at various aspects of the U.S. agricultural economy.  This post highlights key points from the Purdue report relating to cash rents, farmland values, and the price outlook

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Dicamba, 2018: States Struggle with Application Restrictions – DTN

Dicamba, 2018: States Struggle with Application Restrictions – DTN

👤By Pamela Smith Crops Technology Editor 🕔Dec 14, 2017

The drama over dicamba herbicide use continued this week as some states wrestled with requiring spray regulations over and beyond new federal labels.   Evidence of continued turmoil came on Dec. 12, as an Arkansas Legislative Council subcommittee kicked a proposed

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Indiana Weather: Another Warm Winter? It Depends on La Niña.

Indiana Weather: Another Warm Winter? It Depends on La Niña.

👤By Darrin Pack, Purdue University 🕔Dec 8, 2017

According to the latest seasonal outlook from the Indiana State Climate Office based at Purdue University, Hoosiers could be in for a repeat of last winter, when a weak La Niña system fizzled early in the season and unusually mild

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Farmland Values: It’s All About Supply and Demand – DTN

Farmland Values: It’s All About Supply and Demand – DTN

👤By Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Dec 7, 2017

The region generating the most concern when it comes to declining land values continues to be the Corn Belt.  According to the latest USDA land values report, five Corn Belt states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio) collectively reported a

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Ag Economy Barometer: Post-Harvest Slump in Producer Sentiment

Ag Economy Barometer: Post-Harvest Slump in Producer Sentiment

👤By James Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economists 🕔Dec 5, 2017

The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped 7 points in November, signaling a slump in U.S. agricultural producers’ confidence compared to a month earlier. At a reading of 128, the measure of producer optimism in November was the second weakest

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Soybeans: Using Dicamba Herbicides to Manage Resistant Weeds

Soybeans: Using Dicamba Herbicides to Manage Resistant Weeds

👤From The Ohio State University, Purdue University, and the University of Illinois 🕔Nov 29, 2017

Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois are heavily infested with weeds resistant to glyphosate (group 9), PPO inhibitors (group 14), and ALS inhibitors (group 2). This has greatly reduced the number of effective postemergence herbicides for controlling these weeds in Roundup Ready 2 (RR2)

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Michigan: 26 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Multiple Disasters

Michigan: 26 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Multiple Disasters

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 22, 2017

USDA has designated 26 counties in Michigan as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by multiple disasters that occurred during the 2017 crop year. Designation Number 1:  USDA has designated the following 16 counties in Michigan

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Indiana: Top Farmer Conference, West Lafayette, Jan. 9

Indiana: Top Farmer Conference, West Lafayette, Jan. 9

👤By Rebecca Frazier, Purdue University 🕔Nov 16, 2017

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will present the 50th Top Farmer Conference on Jan. 9 at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette. A pre-conference workshop will be held on Jan. 8 at the same location. The Top Farmer Conference, one of the longest-running

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