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June 10, 2013

Food Aid 

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At The Farmers Market, With Food Stamps

About 47 million Americans are enrolled in SNAP. Most of the money is spent at grocery stores, but an increasing amount is finding its way to local markets.

June 4, 2013

Structure Of Baking 

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Finding The Sweet Spot Between Baking And Building

The Architectural Cake Contest takes a playful approach to the task of historic preservation, but ends up revealing that architecture is just the icing on top.

May 31, 2013

People Power 

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March Against Monsanto Raised Awareness About GMOs

Indianapolis was one of 436 cities worldwide that held a March Against Monsanto event on Saturday, May 25.

May 31, 2013

International Oink 

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Hog Farmers Hope To Benefit From U.S., China Merger

China's largest meat processor is buying U.S.-based Smithfield foods, and that could provide a major opportunity for hog farmers.

May 27, 2013

It's Not Easy Being Green 

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Exploring The Secret Life Of Plants

Crop scientists have been working to engineer plants better suited to extreme weather, but some researchers think we might be overlooking plants’ own solutions.

May 24, 2013

Stewards Of The Land 

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Conservation Acres Harder To Come By

With Congress tackling a new farm bill this spring, farmers may end up with access to fewer dollars for conservation.

May 23, 2013

 

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Donnelly Urges Passage Of Farm Bill

Senator Joe Donnelly emphasized the importance of passing a long-term farm bill that provides help to the agriculture community while reducing the deficit.

May 16, 2013

Damp Fields 

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Indiana Farmers Behind On Planting Corn Crop

About 30 percent of Indiana corn crop was planted as of Monday, an agriculture report indicates.

May 13, 2013

Cluck Cluck 

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Cagey Issues For Egg Industry

Traditional industrial hen houses hold a quarter-million layers, which represents a massive challenge. But the industry says it’s rising to the challenge.

May 13, 2013

Wet And Wacky 

Careful What You Wish For: Farmers Seek Dry, Warm Weather

Farmers are hoping for a break in the rain so they can get this year’s crops in the ground and try to lock in good yields at harvest.

May 5, 2013

Fad Diet? 

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Gluten-Free By Popular Demand

More than 1.6 million Americans are on gluten-free diets even though they haven’t been instructed by their doctor to do so.

April 29, 2013

No Pictures, Please! 

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House Speaker Pulls “Ag-Gag” Bill Before Vote

House Speaker Brian Bosma killed a bill that would have tightened restrictions on taking undercover pictures and video of agriculture businesses.

April 27, 2013

Read Me 

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Seeking Profits In Private Labels

You may not think much about store brands as you shop for groceries, but it’s a business worth nearly $60 billion per year.

April 23, 2013

Thirsty Crops 

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Thirsty Cities Drain Colorado Farmland

Farmers throughout the Great Plains are preparing for what could be a tough growing season. Limited irrigation resources pose a particular problem in Colorado.

April 19, 2013

A'Hunting We Will Go 

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Second Servings: Morel Mushrooms

Morel mushrooms fruit in the spring, signaling a Hoosier tradition of hunting the wooded areas. Traditional Arts Indiana learns more about these elusive fungi.

April 15, 2013

Label Me 

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GMO Labeling Laws On Deck In The Midwest

Laws and ballot initiatives for mandatory labeling have been proposed in more than 20 states.

April 9, 2013

Eating For Trillions 

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Gut Bacteria May Connect Red Meat and Heart Disease

Riding a wave of new research on microflora and health, a study published this week suggests a link between the critters in our bellies and heart disease.

April 4, 2013

Illegal Plants 

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Legalize It? Kentucky Farmers Look To Hemp

Kentucky is trying to bring back hemp, the close relative of marijuana that is used in products like textiles, car parts, lotions and paper.

April 2, 2013

Spring Weather 

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Farmers Expect Typical Growing Season This Year

At this time last year, farmers in Indiana were already preparing and planting for the season because of record-breaking temperatures.

March 28, 2013

Spring Snow 

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Blizzards Bring Moisture To Happy Kansas Farmers

Two big snowstorms produced some very broad smiles in farm country because in a place as dry as Kansas has been lately, a blizzard can be a blessing.

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