Not Much of a Silver Lining in Those Rain Clouds

May 25, 2017 29
Not Much of a Silver Lining in Those Rain Clouds There is a Memorial Day weekend tradition in Indiana: planting crops while listening to the Indy 500 race on the tractor radio. For much of Indiana, that is not going to happen this year. HAT chief meteorologist Ryan Martin says the next few days will

Not Much of a Silver Lining in Those Rain Clouds

May 25, 2017 23
Not Much of a Silver Lining in Those Rain Clouds There is a Memorial Day weekend tradition in Indiana: planting crops while listening to the Indy 500 race on the tractor radio. For much of Indiana, that is not going to happen this year. HAT chief meteorologist Ryan Martin says the next few days will

Joe Kelsay Ready for Head Milkman Role at Sunday’s Indy 500

May 25, 2017 28
Kelsay on milk at the 500 Wet weather is part of the Indy 500 race day forecast Sunday, but it’s only the winners milk that race fans want raining down at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There to deliver the bottle will be head milk man Joe Kelsay from Kelsay Farms in Whiteland. He tells HAT

Tyner: Gas prices Expected to Remain Low This Summer

May 25, 2017 35
With Memorial Day and the start of the summer driving season, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner believes reduced demand and higher inventories will help keep the brakes on oil prices. “This week, OPEC agreed to extend their production cuts through March of 2018,” said Tyner, James & Lois Ackerman professor of Agricultural Economics. “However,

NPPC White Paper Details Benefits Of NAFTA

May 25, 2017 24
New documents released by the National Pork Producers Council Thursday show the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. NPPC released a white paper that focuses primarily on trade with Mexico and makes the case for not abandoning the 23-year-old pact. The paper also argues against disrupting trade

NPPC White Paper Details Benefits Of NAFTA

May 25, 2017 22
New documents released by the National Pork Producers Council Thursday show the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. NPPC released a white paper that focuses primarily on trade with Mexico and makes the case for not abandoning the 23-year-old pact. The paper also argues against disrupting trade

Experts Expect Down Farm Economy to Continue

May 25, 2017 23
On Thursday during a Senate Agriculture Committee on the rural economy, Nathan Kauffman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City stated that a farm crisis does not appear imminent, but there are still risks that could lead to more widespread challenges in the coming years. He noted the downturn began in 2013 during a

Experts Expect Down Farm Economy to Continue

May 25, 2017 21
On Thursday during a Senate Agriculture Committee on the rural economy, Nathan Kauffman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City stated that a farm crisis does not appear imminent, but there are still risks that could lead to more widespread challenges in the coming years. He noted the downturn began in 2013 during a

Indiana Soybean Promoting Livestock to Hoosier Communities

May 24, 2017 25
ISA livestock study Indiana Soybean Alliance is again promoting animal agriculture in the state, this time with a new study to assist economic developers and local communities. The research conducted by the Indiana Business Research Center, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University looks closely at the benefits of growing animal agriculture industries in the

Helping Planted Crops Recover

May 24, 2017 42
Helping Planted Crops Recover Planting and replanting has been the focus of attention the past few weeks, but we do have a lot of corn and soybeans that are trying to recover. Waterlogged fields have certainly seen a good deal of their nitrogen leach away. Dan Emmert, with DuPont Pioneer, recommends growers consider an application