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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...

US Diesel Supplies are Shrinking Rapidly

America has a shortage of diesel supplies on hand and it’s putting pressure on suppliers to get more into the fuel supply. The Start Magazine says a shortage is spreading in the eastern United States and has prompted at least one supplier to initiate emergency...

Congressman Greg Pence Encourages Biofuel and Petroleum Industries to Work Together

Both California and New York say they plan to ban the sale of all new vehicles with gas and diesel-powered engines by 2035, which would hurt Indiana’s biofuels industry. Congressman Greg Pence (R-IN 6th District) says he is encouraging the fuel industries to come...

How Indiana Farmers Benefit from $100 Million in Biofuel Infrastructure Investments

$100 million in biofuel infrastructure grants from the USDA are being offered to increase the availability of ethanol and biodiesel across the U.S. Helena Jette, Biofuels Director with the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the Indiana Soybean Alliance, says that...

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...

Why Farmland Sale Prices Continue to Break New Records

$30,000 an acre! That’s how much was spent on farmland in Iowa earlier this month – breaking a previous record that had been set just a month before! “We've continued to see a strong bunch of sellers and a strong pool of buyers,” says Paul Schadegg, Senior Vice...

Why a National Rail Strike or Lockdown Could Still Happen in December

Just when you thought the potential for a railroad strike or lockout was over back in September, there’s a possibility that strike could still take place in December. “There is the potential of a railroad strike as early as Friday, Dec. 9th, which would have a...

Early Registration Underway for 2023 Commodity Classic in Orlando

Even though the holidays are fast approaching, it may be time now to start registering for the 2023 Commodity Classic in March. “We’re going to have a fantastic show down in Orlando,” says Neil Caskey, Vice President of Communications with the National Corn Growers...

Black Sea Grain Export Deal Extended, Russia Wants More

The Black Sea Grain Export Deal, due to expire on Saturday, has been extended for another 120 days. Reuters says Moscow wants its own demands in the deal to get more fully addressed. The agreement protects a sea transit corridor and was intended to help alleviate a...

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How One Hoosier’s Childhood Gift Led to His Passion for Helping Toys for Tots

With the Christmas season now upon us, you never know how giving a gift to a child may impact the rest of their life. That’s why a special Christmas gift that Justin Butler received as a child continues to inspire him to help others in need. “I grew up with a single...

Why Farmland Sale Prices Continue to Break New Records

$30,000 an acre! That’s how much was spent on farmland in Iowa earlier this month – breaking a previous record that had been set just a month before! “We've continued to see a strong bunch of sellers and a strong pool of buyers,” says Paul Schadegg, Senior Vice...

Why a National Rail Strike or Lockdown Could Still Happen in December

Just when you thought the potential for a railroad strike or lockout was over back in September, there’s a possibility that strike could still take place in December. “There is the potential of a railroad strike as early as Friday, Dec. 9th, which would have a...

USDA’s Trade Mission to Spain Seeks to Boost Export Opportunities for U.S. Agribusinesses

More than 30 agribusinesses and farm organizations will visit Madrid, Spain, from Nov. 29 through Dec. 2, for a trade mission sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Officials from Indiana, as well as representatives from the Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts,...

Electric Vehicles Won’t Have AM Radios

People shopping for electric vehicles will see that most don’t have AM radio, and it’s a move not sitting well with rural farm broadcasters. Nathan Simington is a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission who spoke to broadcasters at the National...

Early Registration Underway for 2023 Commodity Classic in Orlando

Even though the holidays are fast approaching, it may be time now to start registering for the 2023 Commodity Classic in March. “We’re going to have a fantastic show down in Orlando,” says Neil Caskey, Vice President of Communications with the National Corn Growers...

How Indiana-based Taranis Uses Satellites and Drones to Help Improve Yields

As the Hoosier Ag Today team reports from Kansas City at the National Association of Farm Broadcasters convention, one of the companies that is being featured at the convention is Taranis, which is based out of Westfield, Indiana. “Indiana really is a great place to...

Corteva Unveils Kyro™ Postemergence Corn Herbicide for 2023

Corteva Agriscience today announced the launch of a new postemergence corn herbicide. Kyro™ herbicide will be the first product on the market to combine the active ingredients acetochlor, topramezone and clopyralid into one premix. The U.S. Environmental Protection...

Black Sea Grain Export Deal Extended, Russia Wants More

The Black Sea Grain Export Deal, due to expire on Saturday, has been extended for another 120 days. Reuters says Moscow wants its own demands in the deal to get more fully addressed. The agreement protects a sea transit corridor and was intended to help alleviate a...

Ag Groups Visiting DC to Push US Senate for Passage of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Over 60 ag representatives from across the U.S. are traveling to Washington, D.C. this week to urge the Senate to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The United Farmworkers, the UFW Foundation, and other groups will make the trip to Washington, D.C. to lobby...
Indiana Farm Expo Speaker Lineup Will Help Prepare for Farming in 2023

Indiana Farm Expo Speaker Lineup Will Help Prepare for Farming in 2023

At the annual December farm show in the Indianapolis area, preparing for planting crops in 2023 and beyond is the focus. The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo Presented by Reynolds Farm Equipment and AgriFinancial is held at Grand Park in Westfield, just...