Archive for June, 2010
The Indiana Grain Buyer and Warehouse Licensing Agency (IGBWLA) and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) want to remind our Hoosier grain farmers of changes in the new grain statutes of the Indiana Grain Indemnity fund. These changes will go into effect July 1, 2010 and will determine a farmer’s reimbursement protection from the fund.
Farmers must know the following:
- When a load of grain is delivered, it needs “disposition” (or to be sold, in storage, etc.) within 21 days.
- Farmers are only protected with a licensed elevator. (A “registered” elevator is not necessarily licensed.)
- Claims must be submitted within a year.
This is a summary of some key points. The entire document can be found on the IGBWLA Statute page.
To help answer questions or address concerns, IGBWLA Director, Jerome Hawkins will be holding one-on-one meetings across the state with grain farmers to further discuss these changes in statute. These meetings will be confidential.
“Our farmers are our first line of defense with potential problems at our elevators,” said IGBWLA Director Jerome Hawkins. “By meeting with our farmers we hope address concerns –which may just be misunderstandings. Regardless, our agency is here to serve our grain farmers and agribusinesses. We hope these confidential meeting are helpful to grain producers.”
June 28, 2010 | Education and News and Resources | No Comments »
On June 29 and 30, Carroll County producers are invited to join the Indiana Farm Bureau fact-finding tour to Ohio to discuss with fellow farmers and government officials the impact of HSUS and PETA. This trip is fully funded by the local Carroll County Farm Bureau Incorporated from District 3.
More information and itinerary available on the attached flyer: Farm Bureau Flyer
Contact Mike Beale (Carroll County Farm Bureau) or Kendell Culp (District 3 Director) for reservation information. Contact information is on the flyer.
June 23, 2010 | Education and Issues | No Comments »
Check out the updated website: Crop Management Information for Flood-Damaged Fields, posted at the Chat-N-Chew Cafe. You’ll find compilation of flood-related crop management information written by crop experts from throughout the Corn Belt. The articles are organized by subject area.
Crop Management Information for Flood-Damaged Fields
June 22, 2010 | Education and Resources | No Comments »
A PQA+ (Pork Quality Assurance) meeting next Wed. night June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H community building in Flora.
Most packers are requiring Producers to be PQA+ certified by July 1, 2010.
Andrea Brown-Extension agent will conduct the training for those that would like to re-certify or certify.
Pork Quality Assurance is a great program to help producers produce a safe and wholesome product and provide safety for workers.
All are welcome to attend.
June 17, 2010 | Education and News | No Comments »
Babar Hog Barns Destroyed (click to view image in large format)
On June 6, 2010, a tornado ripped through Carroll County, causing substantial devastation across the northern part of the county. Not surprisingly, the Carroll County Ag Community responded in force.
An example of the tremendous support and response from the Agriculture Community was experienced at the Babar farm, where three hog barns were destroyed. Starting at 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning, crews arrived to help move debris and stabilize the site to protect the animals, and to gain access to feed and water the animals by hand. Crews worked through Sunday to ready the site to receive transport semis on Monday.
Monday found 60-70 people on-site to load 23 semi trucks with livestock. Due to the diligence and quick response, only one animal perished, and
Equipment moving debris to get to hogs to feed and water
the rest of the animals were safely relocated.
Another 30-40 people arrived on Tuesday to clear debris from the fields, bringing tractors, wagons and 4-wheelers to haul debris off-site. By Tuesday evening, most of the fields were clear and site accessible.
Bill Babar and Mike Schroeder thank all the people that responded so quickly and worked so hard. Also, they wish to recognize the following businesses that provided food and water for the work crews:
- Subways - Noon meal and cold water on Sunday
- Indiana Packers Corporation – Noon meal and cold water on Monday;
- Salin Bank and Trust – cold water on Monday;
- Anderson’s – Noon meal and cold water on Tuesday
Debris scattered over 3 miles of fields (click to view larger image)
June 14, 2010 | News | No Comments »