Sunday, February 17, 2013

New Fertilizer Rule Brings Regulations Further Downstream

On February 16, 2013, the Fertilizer Use Rule promulgated by the Office of the Indiana State Chemist went into effect. The new rule has some important components that are new to many Hoosier farmers. The most notable change from prior law is that the rule is applicable to everyone, not just large regulated livestock farms. (If you apply less than 10 cubic yards or 4,000 gallons of fertilizer or manure per year, you remain exempt.  But for all other farmers applying fertilizer or manure for the production of crops, this rule applies.)  Here are some important parts:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

God Made a Farmer

Someone recently asked me if I had done a post about the Ram Trucks' Superbowl commercial titled "God Made a Farmer."  If you are one of the few people who missed the commercial, it was a series of photos of farmers and farm families undertaking various agricultural pursuits, all set to the lyrics of a poem written and read by the late broadcaster Paul Harvey.  To see the video, click here:  God Made a Farmer.

Some portion of the proceeds from the "likes" of the video will go to benefit the national FFA hunger relief efforts.    

By Todd Janzen