Indiana Pork Helps “Drop the Puck on Hunger”

May 24, 2017 33
The Indianapolis Hockey Team the Indy Fuel joined Indiana Pork to present the brand-new “Garbage Burger” at their recently concluded hockey season. The partnership helped “Drop the Puck on Hunger,” and provided a donation to benefit Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH). The Garbage Burger, a ground pork burger topped with pulled BBQ pork, was sold throughout

U.S. Ethanol Production Down

May 24, 2017 37
According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 1.010 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 42.42 million gallons daily. That is down 17,000 b/d (1.7%) from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production was 1.007 b/d, for an annualized rate of 15.44 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol were 22.7 million barrels, down 3.1% from last

Elanco Seeks Injunction Against Deceptive rbST Advertising

May 24, 2017 35
Elanco initiated legal action last week in an eastern Wisconsin U.S. District Court against international dairy conglomerate Arla Foods. Elanco wants the court to force Arla to stop what it calls a deceptive advertising campaign and false business practices against rbST, which is a supplement marketed and sold by Elanco under the brand name Prosilac.

New Proposal Could Protect Farm Workers from Deportation

May 24, 2017 19
The American agriculture industry relies on foreign workers, especially at harvest time. A group of Democrats has introduced legislation that would give farm workers some protection from possible deportation. The bill is called the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 1034). It would protect undocumented workers from deportation if they can prove a

Rookie Racers and Dairy Farmers Convene again at IMS

May 23, 2017 31
2017 Indy 500 Rookies honored The 43rd Fastest Rookie event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway went on as scheduled Tuesday, even in the absence of fastest rookie qualifier and two-time Formula 1 racing champion Fernando Alonso. He had obligations in New York City during national media day for the drivers. Three-time Indy 500 winner Johnny

Options to Replanting Your Crop

May 23, 2017 39
Options to Replanting Your Crop Farmers from Indiana and Illinois are having to replant a significant portion of their crop, but there may be some alternatives.  With another week of delays, the replant decision becomes more critical. Daniel Call, with Seed Consultants, recommends using the Purdue guidelines for making a decision on replant, “If you

Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017 35
Rains build in intensity today. We go from scattered showers this morning to steady light rains through afternoon and tonight. The best chance for heavier rains and thunderstorms still look to stay to the east in OH. However, the low that is bringing this action moves into and across the state tonight and is slow

White House Budget Proposal Cuts Ag Spending $46 Billion

May 23, 2017 26
A media report says President Trump’s budget proposal contains $46.54 billion in cuts to government funding in the Ag sector, with those cuts spread out over ten years. The biggest proposed cut is $38 billion dollars from farm support programs. Those cuts include new limits on federal subsidies for crop insurance premiums and a cap

White House Budget Proposal Cuts Ag Spending $46 Billion

May 23, 2017 31
A media report says President Trump’s budget proposal contains $46.54 billion in cuts to government funding in the Ag sector, with those cuts spread out over ten years. The biggest proposed cut is $38 billion dollars from farm support programs. Those cuts include new limits on federal subsidies for crop insurance premiums and a cap

White House Budget Proposal Cuts Ag Spending $46 Billion

May 23, 2017 23
A media report says President Trump’s budget proposal contains $46.54 billion in cuts to government funding in the Ag sector, with those cuts spread out over ten years. The biggest proposed cut is $38 billion dollars from farm support programs. Those cuts include new limits on federal subsidies for crop insurance premiums and a cap