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March workshop teaches new farmers how to make a profit

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –- Purdue Extension is offering a six-week series, starting in March, to teach beginning farmers about financial management, marketing and legal issues. Living on the Land is the second part of the small-acreage series and focuses on entrepreneurial farming rather than lifestyle or hobby farming, said Steve Engleking, Purdue Extension educator and […] Read the full story

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Elections likely to mean status quo for ag, economist says

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Farmers who favor continuation of federal commodity payments should come away from Tuesday’s (Nov. 2) election feeling good, a Purdue University agricultural economist said. While Republicans regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Democrats held onto the majority in the Senate, the new agricultural committees in each chamber aren’t […] Read the full story

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Web-based calculator estimates grain drying costs

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new online calculator can show farmers where they might find energy savings as they dry their grain in drying systems. The Purdue Energy Estimator projects energy costs for in-bin and high-capacity grain dryers. The online resource was developed by researchers in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. It is […] Read the full story

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National Conference for Agribusiness to take place at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– The National Conference for Agribusiness will come to Purdue University on Nov. 16 and 17 to give agribusiness professionals an opportunity to learn how to grow as managers. The conference will include discussions of interest to professionals in agribusiness. Guest speakers and experts will talk about the impact of changes occurring […] Read the full story

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Indiana crop conditions better than expected

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Although wet weather across Indiana has hampered fieldwork and raised questions about crop conditions, things may not be quite as bad as they seem. The “Indiana Crop and Weather Report,” issued June 28 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, shows 65 percent of the state’s corn crop […] Read the full story

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Purdue pathologists confirm tomato disease in Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Late blight of tomato, a serious plant disease caused by a fungus-like organism, has been found in Indiana for the second straight year, according to Purdue University plant pathologists. Purdue’s Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory (P&PDL) late Wednesday (June 30) confirmed that a plant sample from a home garden in Dearborn […] Read the full story

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 November 2019