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FFA Training Provides Growth, Opportunity for Next Generation of Ag

9/1/2015 Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee FFA and 4-H

Three-day workshop helps state officers transition from classroom to workforce

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Crop-insurance claims jump after weather curbs planting

8/18/2015 Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee Ag News

Insurance claims filed by U.S. farmers for crops they couldn't plant have jumped 48 percent this year, government data show.

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Experts: Farmers prepare for a likely loss of revenue

8/10/2015 Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee Ag News, Farm Credit Articles

With lower profits and tighter margins in the forecast for agriculture, financial experts report many farmers have prepared well for a possible loss of revenue.

 

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Prep for Years of Narrow Margins, Ag Economist Advises

7/21/2015 Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee Ag News

A number of farm borrowers risk failing credit standards if cash rents don't come into alignment with lower prices.

 


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Where to Start on Succession Planning

7/16/2015 Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee Ag News

While you should be aware of all the scenarios that could play out in the event of lack of succession planning, for the purposes of this article, let’s assume you have already decided it’s time to put your planning in motion. But where do you start?

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USDA Announces Conservation Incentives for Working Grass, Range and Pasture Lands

7/16/2015 Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee Legislation

The USDA announced that beginning September 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as livestock grazing lands.


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Assessing the 2015 Corn Crop

7/14/2015 Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee Ag News

The USDA is now saying 69% of the corn crop is rated good-to-excellent, while 9% is rated poor-to-very poor.

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Profit Margin Squeeze Raises Risk

7/14/2015 Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee Ag News, Farm Credit Articles

Net cash income is projected to decline 22% from 2014. That’s less than the decline in net farm income because cash income includes the sale of carryover stocks from 2014. Net farm income reflects only the earnings from production that occurred in that calendar year.


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Flooding Remains a Threat to Midwest's Soybean, Corn Fields

7/8/2015 Indiana, Ohio Ag News

Some areas of central Midwest received as much as 3 inches to 5 inches of above-normal rainfall in late June, a continuation of this spring and early summer’s very wet weather pattern

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Crop insurance vital this year

7/2/2015 Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee Ag News

Crop damage from flooding is widespread and varies throughout the Corn Belt.  Jason Alexander, vice president of crop insurance for Farm Credit Mid-America says it is important for farmers to be well educated on all their options.

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