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Agriculture
3:56 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Record Corn and Soybean Harvests Possible Again in 2014

Indiana corn producers could see record yields again this year, if the weather cooperates.
Credit Courtesy / Wikimedia Commons

Purdue agriculture experts say the crop report released Tuesday projects potential record highs for corn and soybeans, and experts say that’s good news for Hoosiers at the grocery store.

Indiana farmers are projected to harvest a little more than one billion bushels of corn this year, which would set a record for the second consecutive year.  The predicted soybean harvest would be the third-largest in state history and up nearly six percent from last year. 

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News
10:48 am
Mon September 17, 2012

State urges safety during harvest

Purdue agronimst Bob Nielsen wants farmers to take extra safety precautions this harvest season.

The state of Indiana is urging farmers to take special precautions during harvest season this year, as the drought has created some additional risks.

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081512DEBATE
6:52 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Lt. Governor candidates square off at State Fair

Indiana's candidates for lieutenant governor had their only scheduled debate Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair.
Brandon Smith Indiana Public Broadcasting

Indiana's drought and the ethanol industry took center stage as the running mates in this year’s gubernatorial race took shared their views Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair in their only scheduled debate.  

As severe drought impacts most of Indiana, a debate over where the corn that does survive should go exists not just in the state but across the country.  And the ethanol industry is a major part of that debate.  Up to 40 percent of U-S corn crops could be needed to fulfill the federal government’s mandate for ethanol usage.  

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