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Analysis of the impact of the RFS

More than a decade after the original renewable fuel standard (RFS) was signed into law, progress has been made toward its goals of energy security, clean air and boosting local economies, according to a new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association, “RFS Impacts: By the Numbers.” The analysis comes as the Environmental Protection Agency is
Author: Matt Reese
Posted: 06-26-2017

NCGA providing farmer perspective for biotech regulations

The National Corn Growers Association brought the voice of farmers into important conversations on U.S. biotechnology regulations during the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service public comment meeting held at the University of California, Davis last week. This session, which was the second of three, offered the opportunity to personally provide
Author: Matt Reese
Posted: 06-26-2017

Gardening weed ID class July 6

Secrest Arboretum, like gardens everywhere, has its share of weeds. And Paul Snyder, who works there as a program assistant, has seen their best and worst. Canada thistle, common moonseed and marestail are the toughest to manage, Snyder said. “Moonseed completely smothers everything,” he said. “Marestail has become resistant to glyphosate (a weed killer) and
Author: Matt Reese
Posted: 06-26-2017

Mid Season Crop Scouting Tips

As the calendar turns to July, many corn and soybean fields are well on their way. Due to the very challenging spring, however, scouting those fields throughout the growing season will be key. Matt Hutchison, Product Manager for Seed Consultants, gives some tips on what to scout for over the summer.
Author: Ty Higgins
Posted: 06-26-2017

2017 Feeding Farmers — Michaud Farms, Van Wert County

The final week of the spring 2017 edition of Feeding Farmers took the Ohio Ag Net crew to far western Ohio to the Michaud Farm. Dale Minyo sits down with Jesse Michaud about the farm, his son’s roles, and an impressive collection of old signs from yesteryear. All that and more in this interview, courtesy
Author: Joel Penhorwood
Posted: 06-26-2017

Bower Market Strategy Report: Dealing with Weather Worry Markets

Bower Market Strategy Report: Dealing with Weather Worry Markets Indiana fields and crops continue to be in rough shape in many areas,  and many areas were hit with heavy rains on Friday. However, that is not impacting market prices. Jim Bower, with Bower Trading, admits navigating a weather market is difficult, “Weather markets are ‘mercurial’
Author: Gary Truitt
Posted: 06-26-2017

Commentary: The Death of the Grocery Store

The way most Americans buy food has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. From the small independent IGA and A&P stores to the mega-chains and food warehouses like Kroger and Wal-Mart, the price, service, and selection of our food has undergone significant changes.  This revolution in retailing is about to take a major leap
Author: Gary Truitt
Posted: 06-26-2017

Arkansas Dicamba Ban Passes

A roller coaster ride for Dicamba in the state of Arkansas came to an end on Friday when the Arkansas State Plant Board voted to recommend an emergency ban of Dicamba. The ban applies to Engenia products for the remainder of this crop season. The Xtendimax technology had already been banned in January of this
Author: Hoosier Ag Today
Posted: 06-26-2017

Syngenta Ordered to Pay Farmers Over $200 Million

A federal jury has ordered Swiss giant Syngenta to pay $217.7 million to Kansas farmers after a verdict was announced this week at a trial in Kansas City. The class action lawsuit was brought because of the Viptera line of corn seed Syngenta began selling to farmers in 2011. At the time, Sygenta hadn’t received
Author: Ty Higgins
Posted: 06-26-2017

Northwest Farm Bureau presidents visit Illinois

Rural leaders across the country face similar issues.
Author: admin
Posted: 06-25-2017