Buchman special guest at livestock meeting
There will be a county-wide livestock meeting at 6 p.m. March 12 at the Root Building at the Rush County Fairgrounds.
Kountry Farmer and Farmerettes 4-H Club
The Kountry Farmer and Farmerettes 4-H Club met Feb. 11 at Milroy Elementary School with Zach Turner, president, calling the meeting to order.
New fertilizer rules take effect
The Office of Indiana State Chemist is continuing its yearlong effort to help farmers comply with new rules regulating how manure and other fertilizers can be staged on farms and applied to fields.
Planting transferability pilot program available
Julia A. Wickard, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Indiana, has announced that sign-up for the Planting Transferability Pilot Program (PTPP) began Feb. 19, 2013 and ends April 5, 2013. USDA will not accept any late filed applications.
Weather could hurt winter wheat crop
Extreme changes in temperature Indiana has been experiencing are the biggest concern wheat producers have for the development of their crop this season, a Purdue Extension agronomist says.
Farmland owners to pay higher property taxes in 2014
Indiana’s farmland owners will pay higher property taxes in 2014 on the heels of an increase in the base rate for assessed land value, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Larry DeBoer says.
U.S. cattle numbers lowest since 1952
U.S. cattle numbers have dropped to their lowest level since 1952 on the heels of record-setting drought that decimated feed supplies and forced producers to cull animals, says Purdue Extension agricultural economist Christ Hurt.
Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments continued for the 2013 crop year
Farm Service Agency (FSA) state executive director Julia A. Wickard announced the Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) and Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) provisions authorized in the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) have been extended for the 2013 crop year with the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
Annual Meeting reservations due Friday
Purdue Extension Rush County and the Rush County Soil and Water Conservation District
Purdue Extension Rush County and the Rush County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold their joint Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Center Christian Church.
Livestock producers get income tax relief after drought
Some Midwestern livestock producers might find themselves facing higher income tax bills if the drought forced them to cull and sell more animals than normal in 2012 - but help is available, two Purdue Extension agricultural economists say.
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