The number of grain dust explosions in the United States fell to a 10-year low in 2016, but two of the incidents resulted in the first reported fatalities since 2013, according to an annual report released by Purdue University’s Department… Continue reading
By: Mark Battersby
It’s an industry-wide problem, how to help those interested in agriculture and provide affordable opportunities for those already in the field? Jobs are reportedly abundant but the price of entry is, after all, extremely high with land… Continue reading
By: John George, PE, Ag Engineering Associates
We’ve all heard their many platitudes of those against confined animal feeding operations.
• Agriculture is the biggest contributor to water pollution in the U.S.
• “Factory Farms” are a major threat to… Continue reading
By: Miranda Reiman
“Who is going to flinch first?” Dan Basse, president of AgResource Co., said that’s the main question he and his team ponder when looking at this “plateau” phase in the ag markets.
“Is it your neighbor that’s… Continue reading
Agriculturally significant State Questions were on the ballot in both Oklahoma and Massachusetts. In Oklahoma, voters rejected State Question 777, which would have established farming and ranching as constitutional rights, therefore giving additional rights and added protections to farmers and… Continue reading
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on U.S. agricultural trade but could slow Indiana’s economic growth tied to manufacturing, Purdue University agricultural economists say.
Their greatest concerns are whether the current… Continue reading