The citrus sale for Randolph Central FFA Chapter has begun. Each year members of the local chapter contact friends, neighbors, and relatives to purchase a wide array of products, which are, of…

If you are a new farmer or just considering the idea, you are invited to register for the Beginning Farmer East Regional Workshop. The event is 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Oct. 28, at  Randolph County …

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An innovative online tool developed by a Purdue University engineering professor will allow farmers to process data collected from their fields without requiring them to share it with third-pa…

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Be alert. Slow down. Share the road. That’s the important safety message coming from several state agencies, who are urging motorists to watch out for slow-moving farm equipment this harvest season.

 Philip A. Howell of Winchester has been elected as a delegate to the 134rd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 6 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Wort…

   Randolph County Council on Wednesday in three consecutive readings adopted the preliminary county operating budget for 2018. The budget now awaits final approval by the state Department of …

In Thursday's print edition, find a page of photos featuring  two recent events in Randolph County —  the grand opening of Sutton’s Grocery Store in Union City and the 100th anniversary of the…

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Apple orchards are open, school has begun, pre-harvest meetings seem to be happening daily and we have started custom chopping corn silage. It’s September. When did that happen? It sure feels like another year is flying by.

We had nine-tenths to an inch of rain last week. Corn and beans still look good. The 103-day corn around the outside of our silage field was 30%, so we’ll probably open the field up on Monday and see what the 112-day corn is testing. Pods on beans are filling nicely with the rains we’ve had. Still could use some more hot dry weather to move things along.

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Tuesday felt like Monday, and Friday felt like Saturday. Did your Labor Day leave you questioning what day of the week it was? Looking back at this past week, or even further, I was recalling what took place. Well, we really cannot account for too many field activities or crop progress. It’s been somewhat cooler than normal lately, and very little, if any, precipitation has been measurable. I forced myself to take Labor Day off and do some fishing at PotatoCreekState Park. I must have found a popular fishing spot for farmers. I saw a hat on the ground next to me for several hours, so upon leaving I flipped it over and it was a Beck’s hat. I had my Pioneer hat on, but it didn’t matter what hat a person wore because the fish were just not biting.

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Sometimes we all get a little to comfortable in our daily lives. Funny how things come along and can force us out of there in a good way.

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Monday, Sept. 9, 2019: Harvest 2019 begins. The stalk is dry, the ears are hanging down and the decision is made. Today, we begin a harvest that will be a total crapshoot. How bad did the non-ending spring rains and cold temperatures affect this year’s crop? Time will tell. We have only 64 acres of “dry” corn that was planted on April 7. Best guesses are 20% to 24% moisture. Mark says we need to get it out, so we can get all the augurs set and test the dryer before the majority of the corn is ready to harvest. I’m old-school. I say, let it dry in the field. What’s the hurry? We will have a 10- to 14-day break before the next planted corn will be ready to go. Mark always wins this argument.

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The super weed Palmer amaranth has been found in a seventh North Dakota county in a year's span and in south central North Dakota for a second time this summer.

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SANTA ROSA -- Elated Sonoma County Winegrowers announced a double-header achievement for the environment at a press conference on Thursday at their Santa Rosa headquarters. Not only have the more than 1,800 members reached 99% certified sustainable vineyards, but they will build on their sustainability leadership by becoming the first wine region to participate in California's pilot Climate First Certification program.

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A 2015 rule that expanded the definition of “waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act today was repealed. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army for Civil Works also are recodifying regulatory text that existed prior to the 2015 rule.

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DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented earlier this week, on the Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November.

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