National FFA reports record-high membership

The National FFA Organization has reported a record enrollment of students potentially interested in careers in agriculture. The Indianapolis-based organization announced its membership is at an all-time high and growing.... Read More

AgriVision Award winners unveiled

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch has announced the winners of the AgriVision Award, considered the state's highest agricultural honor. The award is presented to individuals who "have made significant contributions to the agriculture industry and their communities."... Read More

Aeroponic seed pod startup receives $200K state grant

Heliponix LLC was awarded an Indiana Manufacturing Readiness Grant from by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and administered by Conexus Indiana and the Next Level Manufacturing Institute. The grant is given to manufacturers to make capital investments and integrate new smart technologies.... Read More

Farmers cautiously optimistic over ag economy

Farmers aren't immune to the national economy anxiety flogging everyone from government officials to consumers to tech giants. However, the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer found that farmers are relaxing a smidge and feeling cautiously optimistic about the state and future of the country's agricultural economy. ... Read More

Noble County farmers win rural preservation award

Indiana Landmarks and the Indiana Farm Bureau will honor the Evers family of Wolcottville for their seven-generation owned farmstead. The family will receive the John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation on Aug. 3 at the Indiana State Fair.... Read More

Indiana farmers conserve record number of acres

A recent state conservation survey reported that 1.6 acres of overwinter living covers were planted this year in the state. With the exception of corn and soybeans, cover crops are planted on more acres of land than any other commodity crop.... Read More

John Deere acquires Indy agtech company

Illinois-based Deere & Co. has acquired an Indianapolis-based agtech startup. Financial terms of the deal for Smart Apply Inc., which has developed a precision sprayer for orchards and vineyards, are not being disclosed.... Read More

John Deere dealers to merge in August

TTG Equipment of Bluffton and Kenn-Feld Group of Van Wert, Ohio, said Wednesday that the companies will merge as equals on Aug. 21. The combined company will be rebranded as TRULAND Equipment.... Read More

Dry conditions causing concerns for Indiana farmers

Abnormally dry conditions in recent weeks are forcing farmers across Indiana to keep a watchful eye on their crops this season. Purdue Extension officials say the conditions for corn and soybean crops have struggled with the hot and dry weather in the state.... Read More