Articles by Ann Hess, Staff Writer

Indiana Farmers Union starts first female chapter

· April 18, 2018

When Sherri Dugger first organized a meeting in early January in sub-zero Indiana weather to see if a female farmer chapter within the Indiana Farmers Union should be started, she got her answer when 20 fellow women in ag showed up. Since January, Females Farming Forward has become home to 15 forward-thinking female Hoosier farmers […]

Syngenta aims to double down on seed business

· April 5, 2018

David Hollinrake, President of Syngenta Seeds, understands the current economic climate growers are going through. Growing up on his family’s farm in northwest Illinois, he witnessed firsthand his parents struggle with years of drought, depleting yields, and sub $2 corn. “Bringing that type of mindset into our business and helping our team understand the economic […]

Farm Credit: Ag economy has farmers sharpening their pencils

· March 20, 2018

While the U.S. general economy has shown promise for 2018, the outlook for ag has not followed. In fact, as Tara Durbin, Senior Vice President of Agricultural Lending, Farm Credit Mid-America, points out the current economic climate has many farmers sharpening their pencils and determining what is critical capital. “For 2018, as we know, the […]

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