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Perdue swings by Indiana State Fair on 5-state tour
A stop at the Indiana State Fair was the grand finale for USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s six-day, five-state Midwest “Back to our Roots” tour.
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As federal TIGER debate swirls, infrastructure could be on hold
President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion pledge to reconstruct the nation’s infrastructure has been relegated back in the legislative line as the White House and Congress deal with health care, immigration and reported shake-ups within the administration itself.
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Survey shows: Producers more optimistic about farm economy
Producers across the country are feeling much more optimistic than they were a year ago about the ag economy, in particular about the direction of commodity prices, according to the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.
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Indiana Grown Marketplace running strong at state fair
For the second year in a row, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s (ISDA) Indiana Grown program has made an appearance at the Indiana State Fair – and is successfully selling products even in the absence of former partner Marsh Supermarkets.
 
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Indiana experts find USDA crop yield estimates high
At the Indiana State Fair last Thursday, Purdue University experts convened in a panel to analyze the USDA’s rather surprising World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates and Crop Production reports for this month.
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Spotty weather throughout region scattering conditions
From northern Ohio west to central Iowa, corn looks in excellent condition. But southern Illinois is in need of rain, noted Ted Dement of Kenney, Ill.
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Michigan wheat trial results now available for farmer use
The Michigan Wheat Program (MWP) and Michigan State University have released the results of the 2017 MSU wheat performance trials.
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Krone backs out of plans for Indiana
Krone North America, a manufacturer of hay and forage
equipment, has canceled plans to move its
headquarters from Memphis, Tenn., to
Shelbyville, according to an official with
the Shelby County Development Corp.
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Report tells farmers to brace for shifting agricultural labor
A new farm labor report is shining the light on the shifting landscape in the future of foreign-born U.S. agricultural workers, posing new strategies for the nation’s farmers whose livelihoods depend partly on the workforce of nearly 1.5 million-2 million immigrant laborers needed annually.
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Midwest starts building $2.8B nitrogen plant
Midwest Fertilizer Co. expects to break ground in 2018 on a $2.8 billion nitrogen fertilizer production facility, according to the company’s president and CEO.
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