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April 18, 2014

 

Will Allen speaks with Indiana University students

Campus Gardens Serve As Training Grounds For Young Farmers

Urban farming pioneer Will Allen says campus gardens, like the one at Indiana University, are popping up all over the country.

April 16, 2014

 

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Morel Mushroom Hunters Can Now Hunt Off Trails

A new law in Indiana allows foragers to legally hunt for mushrooms off trails.

April 4, 2014

 

industrial hemp field

State Chemist Seeks Permission To Regulate Industrial Hemp

Indiana law puts hemp regulation under the state chemist's office pending federal approval.

April 3, 2014

 

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Indianapolis Ranks Lowest In Country For Food Access

A recent report ranks Indianapolis as the worst city in the country for food access options.

March 7, 2014

Bake It 

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Gather ‘Round The Wood-Fired Oven

Keith Romaine wants to turn his neighbors into bread bakers. He has plans to build a community wood-fired oven in his backyard.

February 24, 2014

Farms By The Numbers 

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USDA Census: Indiana Farms And Farm Acreage Declining

According to a USDA Census released last week, Indiana farms and farmland is decreasing.

January 30, 2014

Finally Farm Bill 

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Farm Bill Passage Doesn’t Mean Less Benefits For Hoosiers

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill , which cuts SNAP benefits and farm subsidies. But these reductions aren't bad things for Hoosiers.

January 10, 2014

Cheers! 

craft-beer

Senate Bill Would Allow Microbrew Sales at Farmer’s Markets

Proposed Senate Bill 5 would allow Indiana microbreweries to sell their beer at local farmer's markets.

January 8, 2014

First Amendment? 

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Ag-Gag Legislation Makes Second Debut In General Assembly

For the second session in a row, the General Assembly will discuss legislation that would make gathering media at Indiana farms illegal in certain situations.

December 6, 2013

If You Grow It... 

organic fruits and vegetables

Indiana Organic Farm Acreage Increased, Behind Other States

Indiana's organic crop acreage increased 2 percent this year, but Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky surpassed that by much more.

November 13, 2013

Let's Move! 

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Let’s Move! Teams Up With Sesame Street

The Let's Move! campaign has announced Sesame Street characters will promote produce to children. Will it work?

November 12, 2013

He Said She Said 

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Consumers Often Lost In Middle Of Scientific Food Battles

Both sides of the GMO food debate like to claim science supports what they’re saying, and that leaves consumers in a bit of a bind.

November 7, 2013

Fall Favorites 

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Musgrave Orchard: Pressing Apple Cider For 80 Years

For over 80 years, Musgrave Orchard has been one of Indiana's premiere fall attractions. Learn how they make their award-winning apple cider!

November 7, 2013

Know Your Food 

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All Chain Restaurant Menus Will Include Calories

A new provision in the health care law mandates chain restaurants to post the calories in each menu item.

October 22, 2013

Coming Through 

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Farmers Plowing Up More Of The Prairie

High crop prices are a big motivation, but some also believe crop insurance is encouraging farmers to roll the dice on less productive land.

October 16, 2013

Cheap food 

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45 Percent Of Indiana Fast Food Workers Receive Public Aid

More than half of the nation’s fast food workers use public aid programs to support their families according to a new labor study released Tuesday.

October 7, 2013

Rev Your Engines 

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Why Farmers Want New Equipment

It has been a good time to be in the farm equipment business the last few years, whether you’re a manufacturer such as Gleaner or the local tractor dealer.

September 17, 2013

Fun With Farmers 

Dragonfly-Garden

Dragonfly Farm: Come For The Tomatoes, Stay For The Weekend

Like many farmers looking for additional sources of income, Terry Cox and Karen Scales of Dragonfly Farm are adding agritourism to their business plan.

September 13, 2013

Potluck Favorite 

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Second Servings: Turtle Soup

Traditional Arts Indiana visits folks at a number of restaurants and diners in Dubois County that serve variations on turtle soup.

September 9, 2013

Not For Snacking 

soy bean scientist

Exploiting The Soybean

Increasingly, the soybean is being used in manufacturing — an ingredient in everything from glue to cleaning supplies to even furniture filling.

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