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May 5, 2015


red chicken

Chicken Farmers Weigh End-Of-Life Decisions For Their Birds

Hens can live up to ten years but they only lay eggs for about five. That’s when most birds end up on the chopping block. But in cities, it’s more complicated.

April 13, 2015



Rainy Weather Delays Crops, But Agronomists Say Not To Worry

Purdue agronomy professor Robert Nielsen says historical data doesn’t show a strong correlation between planting dates and crop yields.

April 10, 2015


honeybee on a flower

More Of Indiana’s Honeybees Survive The Winter

A Purdue University investigation found that about 29 percent of Indiana’s honeybees died off this past winter.

March 23, 2015



Deadline Approaches To Sign Up For Farm Bill Crop Insurance

The new farm bill includes three crop insurance options for farmers – this is the first time there's been more than one choice.

March 19, 2015


queen bee marked with a green dot

Researching What’s Inside Honey Bees Could Help Save Them

To find out what's inside a healthy queen bee, an IU Biology professor and other researchers looked at queen bees’ gut bacteria — called a microbiome.

January 5, 2015


farming working in a field of greens

No Organic Certification? No Problem.

Living Roots grows food organically, but since they are not USDA certified, Michael Hicks has to come up with other ways to describe their growing practices.

December 16, 2014


pumpkins for sale at New Ground Farm

Journey From New Farm To Organic Certification

As farmer Mike Record describes, organic farming isn’t just about growing healthy soil. It's about paperwork and red tape.

December 7, 2014


chris vosters selling kettle corn

Chris Vosters Finds Comfort In Selling Kettle Corn

As farmer Chris Vosters navigates through the later stages of her life, she remains dedicated to serving her customers and cooking kettle corn.

November 20, 2014


two turkeys

Smaller Turkey Stock Likely Won’t Equal Higher Retail Prices

A spike in feed prices has resulted in rising wholesale meat costs, but that doesn't mean turkey will cost more this year.

September 18, 2014


grocery store produce section

Farm Bureau Considers Requirements For ‘Indiana Grown’ Label

Agriculture industry advocates plan to make recommendations to the legislature about how to label goods that are grown and produced locally.

August 26, 2014


pigs in a barn

Bartholomew County Votes For CAFO Moratorium

Residents opposed to new large animal farms say they negatively impact the surrounding environment. Farmers say regulations are already too strict.

August 25, 2014


Hoosier Harvest Market

Are Online Farmer’s Markets Feasible For Indiana?

Regional food hubs work like online farmer's markets. A study will determine the demand for more hubs in Indiana.

August 4, 2014


bag of groceries

Locally-Based Company Plans $3.84 Million Expansion

Grocery delivery service Green BEAN Delivery plans to move and expand headquarters in Indianapolis.

May 29, 2014


pigs inside

Pigs Thought To Be Immune Reinfected By Fatal Virus

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has killed up to 7 million pigs and could boost the price of pork by 12 percent.

May 29, 2014



IPS Will Offer Universal Free Lunch, Breakfast For Students

Free meals at Indianapolis schools will begin this fall and are part of the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.

May 22, 2014


Egyptian Walking Onions

Tastes Like 1835: Seed Saving At The Wylie House

Sherry Wise of the Wylie House describes how the act of seed saving preserves agricultural biodiversity and family traditions.

April 29, 2014


canned food in a box

Food Insecurity Plagues One Million Hoosiers

A new report from Feeding American says 16 percent of people in Indiana are food insecure.

April 28, 2014


slicing a lime

Nationwide Lime Shortage Reaches Indiana Establishments

The cost of limes is skyrocketing, making them harder to get at local bars and restaurants.

April 24, 2014


Oliver Winery may lose many of their grapes this year.

Harsh Winter Might Have Killed Half Of Oliver Winery’s Crop

Oliver Winery should have enough inventory to meet demand this year, but it is still determining how much wine it will be able to make for future years.

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.

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