June 13, 2019
Second Purdue webinar reviews late planting options

In light of the ongoing corn and soybean planting delays throughout the Corn Belt this spring, the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture recorded a new video that analyzes the alternatives corn and soybean farmers have now that the Federal Crop Insurance Final Planting Date (June 5) for corn has passed in Indiana. The video features Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and Jim Mintert reviewing the alternatives farmers have in this late planting season. In particular, they analyze the potential returns from taking the Prevented Planting option for corn and compare it to potential returns from delayed planting of both corn and soybeans, under a couple of different scenarios. READ MORE

May 31, 2019
Delayed Planting Means Tough Decisions for Indiana’s Farms and AgriBusinesses

Persistent rain across Indiana continues to delay spring planting for Indiana’s farmers. As the rain continues, the possibility of fields left unplanted becomes a reality and Indiana’s farmers and agribusiness professionals are faced with many tough decisions. READ MORE

May 21, 2019
Seventy-two percent in Indiana Farm Bureau survey say trade situation is jeopardizing their operation

Based on an Indiana Farm Bureau survey of its farmer members, the ongoing trade deal uncertainty is having a negative impact on farming operations across the state. When added to commodity surpluses, a five-year downward trend in farm income and spring planting delays, INFB president Randy Kron said there are more than enough issues affecting farmers' livelihoods. He encouraged farmers to speak to their representatives in Congress about the real world impact of the current trade climate. READ MORE

May 15, 2019
Here's how the U.S.-China trade war affects Indiana

Indiana's agriculture community is feeling the impact of the administration's imposition of tariffs on China, one of the state's biggest export markets. Bob White, Indiana Farm Bureau's director of national government relations believes the damage is long-term with the possibility that the markets - particularly soybean - never come back. READ MORE