Thank a Hoosier Farmer

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Hoping for a better year on the farm

I looked at the extended forecast earlier this week. It took me a couple of seconds to realize that those predicted warmer temperatures...

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Crop-insurance prices decline

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's recently released spring crop-insurance prices for corn and soybeans were among the worst in the past...

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Starting the next chapter

Retiring from farming is not as easy as it sounded to brothers Bill and Mike Burkhart. The Plainville brothers, who had farmed for nearly...

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Purdue Extension events

March March 21 – Martin County Ag Day and breakfast, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Martin County Fairgrounds. March 28 – Easter Bunny Pancake...

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Annual goat show slated for April 26

While it may not be quite time for the Daviess County 4-H Show, next month the mega-species barn at the grounds located in Eastside Park...

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Price of ground steadily increases

The price of farmland has been on a pretty steady increase over the last decade. While farming may have had its troubles with trade,...

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You Gotta Love it!

Jeff Decker has come to accept the fact he has to love farming even when it doesn't love him back. Jeff and his brother, Randy, are...

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Agriculture remains the backbone of Indiana, census shows

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana farmers are among the most productive and efficient in the U.S., according to the latest Census of Agriculture,...

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Nugents celebrate the history of land while planting for the future

Tom Nugent and his son, Thomas, take a lot of pride in the land they farm in northern Daviess County. Much of that ground is located...

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Local family farms receive Hoosier Homestead Award

INDIANAPOLIS — At the Indiana State Fair, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler...

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Mother Nature v. the Hoosier farmer

As most of us are all too aware, Mother Nature has been less than kind this year. A wet spring has led to delayed planting and in some...

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