Purdue Ag Economists to Talk State of the Ag Industry on Nov. 29
Indiana Corn & Soybean Forum Features a Look Ahead after Elections
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 12, 2016) — From the governor’s office to the White House, the recent elections resulted in many changes at both the state and federal levels. How those changes affect Indiana farmers is the focus of the Indiana Corn and Soybean Forum on Tuesday, November 29, at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center in Noblesville.
The Indiana Corn Growers Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance Policy Committee are hosting the forum which begins at 10 a.m. with lunch sponsored by Beck’s Hybrids.
Representatives from the American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers Association will provide an overview of what they see happening in both Congress and the new Administration and what that means to farmers.
After lunch, the Indiana corn and soybean checkoff organizations are sponsoring a session with Michael Langemeier and David Widmar of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture.
Widmar will give an overview of the current state of the agriculture industry and review the Center’s Ag Economy Barometer, which is a nationwide measure of the health of the U.S. agricultural economy. Langemeier will talk about risk management.
The forum is free and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, with lunch provided by Beck’s Hybrids. Pre-registration is required at www.indianasoybean.com/forum.
The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds and the development of sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA is working to build new markets for soybeans through the promotion of biodiesel, livestock, international marketing, new soybean uses, aquaculture, and research. ISA is led by an elected farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 28,000 Indiana soybean farmers and promotes policies on behalf of the ISA’s 950 dues-paying members. For more information, visit www.indianasoybean.com.
The ICGA board, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of 15 farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the nearly 600 ICGA members statewide. Learn more at www.incorn.org/icga.
This communications was NOT funded with Indiana soybean or corn checkoff dollars.