By Lindsay Humphrey 03/08/22

NRCS Programs for Landowners/Farmers - Part 1

In a broad sense, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides landowners, farmers, and ranchers with two categories of conservation programs: working lands and easements. This post...

By Lindsay Humphrey 02/13/22

Biofuel keeps the ag world going ‘round

The Clean Air Act (CAA) was the first stab the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took at limiting consumption of fossil fuel-generated energy?. This was later revised under the Energy Policy Act...

By Lindsay Humphrey 01/15/22

Is the fertilizer industry following in the footsteps of meat packers?

If you’re even remotely involved in the agricultural industry, or simply a carnivore, then you’ve likely seen how cattle producers are pushing back against the packing industry. The problem? More...

By Lindsay Humphrey 12/19/21

Tax Changes Coming Down the Pike

If an average American farmer liquidated every asset o, and acquired debt simply vanished, they would easily hang among the ranks of Elon Musk and Bill Gates. That might be a stretch, but you can...

By Lindsay Humphrey 12/05/21

It’s a seller’s market and we’re all just livin’ in it.

Halderman Vice President Pat Karst gives an update on the real estate market following the fall quarter.

By Abby Chapman 12/02/21


An eager crowd gathered into the Hamilton County Fairgrounds on November 23 in anticipation and interest of a large block of farmland divided into 6 tracts located near Noblesville in northern...

By Lindsay Humphrey 11/07/21

Be the Voice of Agriculture

The name Orion Samuelson has been coupled with the title “the voice of agriculture” for the last 60 years. The winds are changing as Samuelson retired from WGN Radio out of Chicago, Illinois, in late...

By Nolan Sampson 10/22/21

Food Prices At 10 Year High

Food prices reached a 10-year high, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). As measured by the FAO Food Price Index, which tracks the monthly change in...

By Chris Peacock 10/07/21

Farmer Harvest Stress

Farm life can have more than its share of stress, as many of you are well-aware. The current wet weather delays interspersed with equipment break-downs during favorable weather conditions add to that...

By Halderman 09/03/21

When and How to Scout for Your Next Land Purchase

If someone tells you to never look a gift horse in the mouth, then that’s exactly what you should do. The same holds true when making your next land purchase. No stone should be left unturned when...