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Over 250 Ag Groups, Companies Urge Congress to Adopt E15 Year-Round Legislation

Over 250 groups and companies sent a letter to Congressional leaders Wednesday calling on support for S. 5145, the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2022. Among the groups and companies identified in the letter include the Indiana Corn Growers Association,...

Modest Boost for Conventional Ethanol in EPA RFS Proposal

The EPA is finally out with proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2023 through 2025, and the ethanol industry is pleased despite no growth in the conventional ethanol target. “A clear pathway for sustainable growth” and an “upward trajectory” for clean fuels....

EPA Releases 2023-2025 RFS Volumes

The Environmental Protection Agency released the long-awaited 2023-2025 Renewable Fuel Standard blending volumes. The Renewable Fuels Association says the proposal creates a path for sustainable growth in the production and use of low-carbon renewable fuels. EPA...

Increased Ethanol Blend Rates Lower Fuel Costs for Drivers

A new Energy Information Administration report clearly shows higher ethanol blends helped moderate fuel prices after the Ukraine invasion. The report also says the ethanol blend rates hit a record summer average of 10.5 percent. “Fuel ethanol’s price discount to...

Ethanol Industry Looking for Rail Resolution, Not Just ‘Kicking the Can Down the Tracks’

A cooling-off period has derailed a freight railroad strike for now, as key unions continue negotiations that could still spare agriculture and other industries a devastating rail shutdown. The new strike deadline is December 9th, a nearly 3-week extension, but it’s...

Diesel Fuel Supplies Running Short in Many Parts of Rural America

It’s bad enough that diesel fuel is costing you $1.82 more per gallon today than this time last year, according to AAA. Now, there are concerns that diesel supplies are running extremely low. “In certain pockets of the country, there's a real and growing concern about...

Modest Boost for Conventional Ethanol in EPA RFS Proposal

The EPA is finally out with proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2023 through 2025, and the ethanol industry is pleased despite no growth in the conventional ethanol target. “A clear pathway for sustainable growth” and an “upward trajectory” for clean fuels....

US House Votes to Avert Rail Strike After Fight Over Paid Sick Leave

The House voted 290-137 on Wednesday to avert a national rail strike with devastating consequences for the ag industry and the rest of the economy, but added controversial paid sick leave benefits in a separate bill. There was bipartisan support for the president’s...

Vilsack Talks Biotech Corn in Mexico

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador earlier this week. The leaders discussed a looming decree by the Mexican president that would ban imports of biotech corn into the country. In a statement following the meeting,...

Budget Tips for Indiana Farmers for 2023

Running your farm operation is more expensive now than ever. That’s why there are several things you can do as you plan your farm budget for 2023. “Right now, everything a farming operation touches is inflated,” says Thomas Eatherly, Ag Business Advisor with Pinion....

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‘Women 4 the Land’ Discussion Will Feature on Seminar Stage at Indiana Farm Expo

"Women have a really large role in land management, and the number of women in agriculture is increasing every year.”   Brianne Lowe is the Indiana State Biologist for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. She also serves as facilitator and training...

98 Percent of US Farms are Family Owned and Operated, Says USDA Report

When it comes to farms across the U.S., the overwhelming majority are still family-owned – much like M&K Henderson Family Farm of Tipton County, Indiana, which has been in the Henderson family (shown above) for five generations and run by Monty and Austin...

Over 250 Ag Groups, Companies Urge Congress to Adopt E15 Year-Round Legislation

Over 250 groups and companies sent a letter to Congressional leaders Wednesday calling on support for S. 5145, the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2022. Among the groups and companies identified in the letter include the Indiana Corn Growers Association,...

Intelinair to Kick Off Seminar Schedule at the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo

It’s all about the future of farming! That’s why an Indiana-based ag technology company is helping to kick off The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo Presented by AgriFinancial and Reynolds Farm Equipment next Tuesday morning at Grand Park in Westfield. “Our...

Ag Economy Barometer Confirms Farmer Concern on Input Costs

There is no news in the lead number from the latest Purdue Ag Economy Barometer since it remains unchanged, and the news about what continues to weigh on farmers’ minds is no surprise. Rising interest rates and the cost to produce a crop remain top concerns. James...

Purdue’s ‘Corn Guy’ Bob Nielsen Retiring After 40 Years at the University

Despite being semi-retired, Bob Nielsen is a hard man to get ahold of in October. That’s corn harvest season, and Nielsen is in the field – literally – most days, riding shotgun in a combine harvester, monitoring corn yields. This means collecting data from yield...

Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team Offers Help Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

Throughout the holidays, it can be difficult to celebrate if you’ve recently lost a loved one. That’s why the Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team is available to help you if you’re coping with grief this Christmas season. “He’s probably just happy watching over me and...

Farm Capital Expenditures Increasing with Farm Incomes Rising

In response to relatively stronger net farm incomes, U.S. farm sector capital expenditures have increased dramatically in the last three years, according to research by the University of Illinois. In 2019, farm sector capital expenditures were approximately $30.1...

Cover Crop Mixes Account for 18 – 25% of Cover Crop Acreage

USDA’s Economic Research Service finds cover crop mixes account for 18 to 25 percent of acres with cover crops. However, the use of single-species cover crops is more common. For corn fields in 2021, almost 75 percent of acres with cover crops used a grass or small...

Modest Boost for Conventional Ethanol in EPA RFS Proposal

The EPA is finally out with proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2023 through 2025, and the ethanol industry is pleased despite no growth in the conventional ethanol target. “A clear pathway for sustainable growth” and an “upward trajectory” for clean fuels....