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  • Some soybean farmers might have to revise planting plans WEST LAFAYETTE - Some Indiana soybean farmers are now facing crucial decisions on how to recover from erratic weather that is either delaying their plantings or forcing them to replant, Purdue Extension soybean specialist Shaun Casteel says. Farmers

    June 13, 2014

  • ag-rv061314-hops business pic Purdue webinars, tour to help farmers get into hops business WEST LAFAYETTE - Farmers new to producing hops or considering getting started in it as the craft brewing industry continues to grow will learn about opportunities and risks through two Purdue Extension webinars and a tour of new research plots. They

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • ag-rv060614-crop growers pic Educational opportunities for commodity and specialty crop growers INDIANAPOLIS - On July 8, farmers, agronomists and others interested in soil health improvement will have an opportunity to attend a Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI) field day at Villwock Farms in Knox County. "Leveraging Irrigation to

    June 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Conference helps farmers improve operations WEST LAFAYETTE - Corn Belt farmers and agribusiness managers can learn strategies to adapt to a changing business environment at Purdue University's annual Top Farmer Conference July 15-16. Purdue and University of Illinois farm management experts wi

    June 6, 2014

  • Livestock Forage Disaster Program availability INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Director Julia A. Wickard reminds Indiana livestock producers that assistance for grazing losses is now available through the Livestock Forage Disaster Progr

    June 6, 2014

  • Drop in global malnutrition depends on ag productivity, climate change WEST LAFAYETTE - Global malnutrition could fall 84 percent by the year 2050 as incomes in developing countries grow - but only if agricultural productivity continues to improve and climate change does not severely damage agriculture, Purdue Universit

    May 30, 2014

  • ag-rv053014-armyworm pic Armyworm showing up in specific, at-risk cornfields WEST LAFAYETTE - While armyworm captures haven't been as high in Indiana as they have in other states to the south, Purdue Extension entomologists say there has been some concentrated armyworm egg-laying in specific, high-risk cornfields. High-risk f

    May 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • State Fair offers five new field trips for kids INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana State Fair has always been a great place for kids to learn about agriculture while having fun, and now the fair is offering more educational opportunities than ever before. Five new field trip experiences for children in gr

    May 23, 2014

  • Academy invites youth interested in dairy industry to apply WEST LAFAYETTE - High school students interested in pursuing a career in the dairy industry are invited to apply to the 2014-15 Indiana Dairy Youth Academy. The academy helps participants develop leadership and communication skills, explore career op

    May 23, 2014

  • Purdue ag economist offers insights to latest farm bill WEST LAFAYETTE - A Purdue Extension agricultural economist has published two articles that include analysis of what the 2014 farm bill could mean for farmers and agriculture in the Midwest. The articles, "What Will the 2014 Farm Bill Mean for Midwest

    May 23, 2014

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