Harvest Progressing in Starke, Pulaski County

 Harvest is progressing in the local area, but any moisture in the forecast could slow production down for a few days.

Purdue Extension Agricultural Educator Phil Woolery says corn and soybeans are about 50-percent out of the ground at this point in October in the local area. So far this harvest season, there have been stretches of good weather and stretches of unfavorable weather.

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Ancilla College Prepares for Fall Semester Ag Program Launch

Ancilla College NEWAncilla College is putting together the final touches on its agricultural degree programs.

Students return to the campus this weekend, but in addition to introducing new students, Ancilla is also introducing the new degree program. Despite being located in a heavily agricultural area, the two-year liberal arts school has not had an active academic program to this point.

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Irrigation Ordinance Prompts Farmer Outcry

Pulaski County CourthouseAn ordinance looking to better regulate the use of irrigation equipment in Pulaski County failed to gain traction, Monday night.

The Pulaski County Commissioners considered the ordinance – which would have prevented irrigation sprinklers from spraying on local roadways to improve motorist safety. The ordinance also attempted to install signage and establish a fine system for violations of the law.

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Immediate Area Included in Gov. Pence Disaster Declaration Request

Indiana Governor Mike Pence
Indiana Governor Mike Pence

Indiana must now wait following a formal request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture asking for a Disaster Declaration.

Governor Mike Pence sent the letter – which states 53 of Indiana’s 92 counties are in need of assistance due to rains and flooding that damaged crops across the Hoosier State. Indiana experienced record rainfall in June of this year, with the first half of July showing strong precipitation in the immediate area.
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