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Meth makers steal anhydrous ammonia, pose risk to farmers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — An increase in illegal methamphetamine use in Indiana has posed a serious threat to farmers who use anhydrous ammonia, but a Purdue University expert says security practices can lower the risks. Anhydrous ammonia is used widely as a nitrogen fertilizer and as an economical way to put nitrogen into the ground. But […] Read the full story

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Projection shows Midwest water woes likely based on warmer temperatures

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Several Midwestern states could be facing increased winter and spring flooding, as well as difficult growing conditions on farms, if average temperatures rise, according to a Purdue University researcher. Keith Cherkauer, an assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, ran simulation models that show Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan could see […] Read the full story

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Economist: Farmers should prepare for lenders’ questions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– When commodity prices are high and incomes are up, farmers often can borrow money to plant their spring crop with almost no questions asked by lenders. That is not the case this year, said a Purdue University agricultural economist. As farmers approach lenders about renewing their operating line of credit they […] Read the full story

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Conference offers financial advice for pork producers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In a time of financial uncertainty, pork producers can learn about ways to find relief at the Central Indiana Pork Conference on Jan. 20 at Rossville High School. The conference, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., is sponsored by the Clinton County Pork Producers and Purdue Extension Clinton County. “It’s been […] Read the full story

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High commodity prices cause tax increase on Indiana farmland

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana farmers could see a substantial increase in property taxes over the next few years if the state’s farmland taxation formulas remain unchanged, said one Purdue University expert. “Indiana assesses farmland based on its use value rather than its market value,” said Purdue agricultural economist Larry DeBoer. “Almost all states do […] Read the full story

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Conference examines future of biofuels production

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Cropfields could play a major role in future energy needs, and some of the world’s top researchers will discuss the challenges and opportunities for agriculture in the renewable fuels industry during a conference co-sponsored by Purdue University. Growing the Bioeconomy: Solutions for Sustainability takes place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. […] Read the full story

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 August 2019