New Video Breaks Down The Cost Of Moving The RFS Point Of Obligation

May 22, 2017 43
Today, the Main Street Energy Alliance (MSEA) released the following statement highlighting a new video about the negative impact of shifting the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) point of obligation: “It’s important for Americans to understand that shifting the point of obligation in the Renewable Fuel Standard will disadvantage small business owners and decrease the overall

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

May 22, 2017 46
Clouds move in today, and moisture will be close behind. We expect scattered showers to nose into NW Indiana fairly quickly this morning, but the movement and spread to the east will be very slow. In fact, most of the state likely makes it through the day with no significant precipitation. We will look for

Will Trump Budget Cut Crop Insurance?

May 22, 2017 39
President Donald Trump’s budget is expected to be released on Tuesday. It is still not known if or how much the president is expected to cut from farm subsidies and other programs that serve rural areas. Early press reports indicate that farm subsidies will be part of $1.7 trillion in proposed cuts to mandatory spending.

Culver’s Donates 238 Blue Jackets to FFA

May 22, 2017 41
Culver’s restaurant chain recently donated over $30,000 dollars to the National FFA’s blue jacket program. The donation will cover the cost of 238 blue jackets, which will be presented to kids from all over the nation that could not afford one on their own. The blue corduroy jackets are widely known as the official dress

DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Report 5/23/17

May 22, 2017 33
DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Report 5/23/17 Another weekend of rain means another week of delays in planting and re-planting. Rain totals ranged from 2 inches in some areas up to 7 inches in SE Indiana. Dan Emmert, with DuPont Pioneer, says the early planted corn is in good shape in SW Indiana running in the V6

DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Report 5/23/17

May 22, 2017 35
DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Report 5/23/17 Another weekend of rain means another week of delays in planting and re-planting. Rain totals ranged from 2 inches in some areas up to 7 inches in SE Indiana. Dan Emmert, with DuPont Pioneer, says the early planted corn is in good shape in SW Indiana running in the V6

Indiana Planting Advances Before Weekend Rains

May 22, 2017 42
Farmers received a short break from the rain, and were able to make significant progress with corn and soybean plantings, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Warm temperatures and high winds dried out fields, allowing farmers access to plant and replant fields. The break in weather was

Local Food Enforcement

May 21, 2017 44
As a journalist, I prefer to report the news, but occasionally that ends up making news. This was the case during a recent trip to a grocery store. With both of the Marsh stores in my hometown closing, I set out to find a new place to shop in a nearby town. A large, modern

What to Look for When Scouting Indiana Corn and Bean Fields

May 21, 2017 45
May 17 corn and soybean update Rainy weather that halted planting moved through Indiana starting Thursday night and Friday, but before rains hit near Warsaw, Indiana HAT took a closer look at emerged corn and soybean plants with agronomist Matt Hutcheson, product manager at Seed Consultants. He was checking for uniform stands and seedling diseases