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  • Take sniff of Hoosier favorite
    Peonies, Indiana’s state flower, will decorate gravesites across the state Memorial Day weekend. This is the time of year they normally bloom
  • Monsanto rejects Bayer offer
    Monsanto rejected Bayer’s $62 billion takeover bid, calling it “incomplete and financially inadequate.” However, the seed company suggested that a higher bid might be accepted, saying that it remains open to talks.
  • Farm Bureau seeks input on strategic plan
    Indiana Farm Bureau is calling upon its members to help improve its current program. Randy Kron, INFB president, said that the group is working on a new strategic plan that will start by having members of the organization step back and evaluate the program.
  • Attend Indiana 4-H Dairy Youth Academy
    Applications are being accepted for a 4-H program that gives teens a firsthand look at agribusiness management in the dairy industry.
  • Tech interest strong despite down ag economy
    Despite the outlook for low farm net income and a down farm economy, large American farmers have a surprisingly aggressive outlook toward buying and using new technologies on their operations, with high hopes for potentially disruptive entrants.
  • Weather dictating planting progress in Indiana

    Planting progress continued to be behind schedule due to increased rainfall and below average temperatures. Overcast skies and periods of heavy rains kept the soils too damp for planting in many parts of the state.

  • Tips for building rain gardens
    For those brainstorming ways to control water flow and beautify their yard, rain gardens may be a solution. A rain garden is designed to collect and soak up the water that flows off hard surfaces such as rooftops, parking lots or driveways.
  • Man starts own landscaping service
    Greg Thorpe, a landscaper from central Indiana, may be only in his mid-20s, but he already has successfully started his own business.
  • Be careful: tractor ahead
    As schools begin to let out for summer break and the days become warmer, I realize it is the time of year for one of my favorite public service announcements.
  • National FFA names new CEO
    Following Dwight Armstrong’s announcement that he will retire as chief executive officer of both the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation, the two organizations recently announced his replacement.
  • Purdue honors outstanding ag students
    Managing college courses and a full plate of activities can be challenging. However, Purdue recognized four individuals who not only met that challenge, but excelled at it.
  • Program aims to increase habitat for helpful species
    The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is spearheading a grant proposal that, if approved, would fund the Indiana Monarch Corridor Project.
  • Ethanol called fuel of future
    Bobby Likis is an engine builder with 45 years of experience in the automotive service industry. He’s serviced around 200,000 vehicles and answered upward of 100,000 car-related questions on the radio.
  • Indiana FFA state officers reflect on year of service
    The 2016 Indiana State FFA Convention will take place June 13-16 at Purdue University, which will serve as the last big hurrah for the current Indiana FFA state officers.
  • Borlaug Summer Institute planned
    The 2016 Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security will be held June 5-18 at Purdue University. In attendance will be 40 graduate students selected from 20 universities from across the United States.

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