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Market gains could benefit other trade relations

The U.S. pork industry regained market access in Argentina, and the market access opportunity could end up benefiting other trade partnerships. Last week, the U.S. pork industry regained access to the Argentine market. Argentina was among several countries with non-science based barriers to U.S pork imports. Senator Grassley (R-IA) said the market access gain would
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 08-22-2017

Eastern Corn Belt in need of rain

As scouts on the 2017 Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour entered corn and soybean fields in Indiana Monday, many of them noticed one thing, the eastern half of the state needs rain. Eric Miller, Indiana Field Agronomist with DuPont Pioneer, said he finds it unreal that farmers would be asking for moisture, given the wet
Author: Staff Editor
Posted: 08-22-2017

2017 Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour – Day 2

Presented by AgXplore See Day 1 results from the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour Today is my annual ride along with Pro Farmer Editor Brian Grete. We have gotten to know each other pretty well over the past 6 years and he does an incredible job making sure this Eastern Leg of the Farm Journal
Author: Ty Higgins
Posted: 08-22-2017

Nebraska corn decent, soybeans variable

AUDIO: Western Leg Scout Tim Gregerson talks Northeast Nebraska crops. Scouts saw decent corn but variable soybeans on the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour through northeast Nebraska Monday. Tim Gregerson of Herman, Nebraska was on route 4 out of 10 heading through north central and northeast Nebraska. “I was pretty impressed with the plant health.
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 08-22-2017

U.S. pork gains access to Argentina

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the Trump administration for negotiating U.S. pork access to the Argentine market. Argentina was among several countries with non-science based barriers to U.S. pork imports. With today’s White House announcement, trade-dependent U.S. pork producers now have unfettered access to this large pork-consuming nation. “U.S. pork producers are the
Author: Matt Reese
Posted: 08-22-2017

15 fantastic food and farm facts

Producing a bounty of food, fiber for clothes and renewable fuels for cars is a vast agricultural undertaking and one that few consumers today know much about. That’s not surprising, considering that most Americans are three or more generations removed from farming. Although most of us aren’t involved in full-time food production, it can still
Author: Matt Reese
Posted: 08-22-2017

N deficiency showing up

Due to heavy rainfall and saturated soils during the 2017 growing season, it is not surprising to see some signs of nitrogen deficiency showing up in corn fields across Seed Consultants’ sales footprint. Whether applied preplant or sidedressed, patterns of heavy rainfall and wet soils increase the likelihood of nitrogen being lost. Because nitrogen is
Author: Matt Reese
Posted: 08-22-2017

2017 Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour Day One Video Recap

Ty Higgins takes a look back at the first day of the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour’s eastern leg.
Author: Joel Penhorwood
Posted: 08-22-2017

Early Indiana Crop Tour Returns Confirm Growing Season Challenges

2017-Crop-Tour-Day-1-review The Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour is underway. The eastern leg started in Ohio Monday and moved into northeast Indiana and then southward. Issues in the northeast part of the state quickly became evident in the update from the tour with our tour reporter Ty Higgins, traveling with Steve Fellure a farmer from Attica,
Author: Andy Eubank
Posted: 08-22-2017

Visionaries Indiana Agriculture Honored

Visionaries Indiana Agriculture Honored Each year, the Lt. Governor presents special awards to individuals with a special vision for the future of Indiana agriculture. This year’s recipients of the AgriVision award are Beth Bechdol, Director of Agribusiness Strategies at Ice Miller and President and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana, and Dr. Jay Akridge, Interim Provost at Purdue University.
Author: Gary Truitt
Posted: 08-22-2017