Farmer sentiment drifts lower, rising interest rates contribute to uneasiness

WEST LAFAYETTE and CHICAGO — The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer farmer sentiment index declined 5 points to a reading of 112 in September. The decline…

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Biden-Harris Administration invites applications for grants under the Fertilizer Production Expansion Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack Friday announced that the Biden-Harris Administration is inviting U.S. farmers and agricultural producers to apply…

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Hoosier dairies eligible for grant funding

INDIANA — Hoosier Dairy farmers, manufacturers, and processors can apply now until November 10 at 6:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. CT) for a new round…

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USDA assists farmers, ranchers, and communities affected by Hurricane Fiona

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid recovery efforts for farmers, ranchers, and residents affected by Hurricane…

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Register today for Free Webinars on Self-Employment Tax and Hobby Loss

INDIANA – Filing taxes for an agricultural operation can be challenging, and many producers may not have the funds to hire accountants or tax professionals…

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Livestock producers invited to Purdue Fencing School

DUBOIS CO. — Livestock producers are invited to learn about the latest fencing techniques at the Purdue Fencing School. Topics to be covered include basic…

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Farm Show and ISDA to host Ag Career Fair to help with labor shortage

WESTFIELD – The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) will host an agricultural career fair…

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USDA funds IU-led research team to develop disease-resistant wheat

BLOOMINGTON – Roger Innes strives to understand the genetic and biochemical basis of disease resistance in plants. He studies how plants can recognize pathogens and…

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Department of Agriculture warns of harvest traffic on rural roads

INDIANA — Harvest season is here, and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Director Bruce Kettler, Hoosier Ag Today, and many other state agencies…

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Understanding the Origin of Livestock Rule

INDIANA – Consistent implementation of the USDA organic regulations is essential in building fair and competitive markets. The Origin of Livestock (OOL) course helps certifiers,…

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