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December 31, 2013

Backyard Chickens 

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Snow Birds: Keep Your Chickens Dry, Warm, Happy Over Winter

Even though they sport fluffy down coats, chickens don't like the cold! Here are four tips to boost your birds' health and comfort during the winter months.

December 28, 2013

Won't You Be My Neighbor 

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Forget The Golf Course, Subdivisions Build Around Farms

A new model for suburban development is springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement.

December 16, 2013

Growth Enhancement 

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FDA Announces Plan To Curb Antibiotic Use In Animals

Use of antibiotics to grow farm animals has been blamed for growing antibiotic resistance in humans across the United States. New rules could help curb that.

December 3, 2013

Snip Snap 

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Rural Areas Worry About Food Stamp Cuts

Funding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program isn’t just an urban concern. Families living amid fertile farmland increasingly rely on SNAP benefits.

September 18, 2013

Waste Not... 

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Reducing Food Waste Could Reduce Food Need In Future

Food waste accounts for 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gasses a year. Meanwhile 870 million people go hungry every day.

August 14, 2013

Bushel After Bushel 

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USDA Predicts Near Record Corn Yield, Soybeans Look Good Too

Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.

April 25, 2013

April Showers 

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Farmers Planting Crops Later Because Of Rain

With high seed and fertilizer prices, agriculture experts say there is little room for error when it comes to planting crops.

March 8, 2013

Farm Forecast 

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Wet Winter Weather May Mean A Better Spring For Farmers

Wet winter weather means wheat forecasts are looking up.

September 7, 2012

Animal Farming 

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Crate Question Looms Over Pork Producers

Sysco recently became the latest company to announce it will phase out pork produced with gestation crates. Farmers worry they’ll be left picking up the tab.

August 1, 2012

Hot Cows 

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Hoop Barns Keep Cattle Comfortable Despite The Heat

Crops are not the only things wilting in the sweltering summer of 2012; the largest animals on the farm are also under stress.

July 13, 2012

Hot And Dry 

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The Drought And Your Plants

Much of Indiana has been in a drought since May, and on this week's Noon Edition, we'll talk about how the low rainfall is impacting your plants.

July 12, 2012

Legislation On The Move 

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House Makes Deep Cuts To SNAP In Their Farm Bill

The House voted to pass their farm bill Thursday, but there's still work ahead to reconcile both the Senate and the House bills before the Sept. 30 deadline.

June 22, 2012

Bipartisan Support 

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Senate Passes Farm Bill With Cuts To Subsidies, Food Stamps

The farm bill has made it closer to becoming law. The Senate passed it in a 2-1 vote Thursday, but the bill still has to clear the House.

June 16, 2012

Let It Rain 

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Dry Spell Affecting Indiana Farmers And Produce Buyers

The warm spring, spring frost and dry summer are taking a toll on Indiana farmers.

April 6, 2012

Money Money Money 

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Farm Property Tax Expected To Jump In The Next Few Years

The base rate for an acre of farmland is supposed to reach $2,000 by 2015. It was $500 in 2000.

March 9, 2012

Knowledge Is Power 

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USDA Launches Interactive Farm And Food Initiative

Want to know more about local food? The USDA's new website is there to help.

January 11, 2012

No No Monsanto 

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Debugging The Monsanto Corn Issue

The EPA found that GM corn from Monsanto might be losing effectiveness in battling rootworm.

December 28, 2011

Happy Pigs 

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Family Farm Takes Holistic Approach To Raising Natural Food

The Simpsons believe what distinguishes them from other farms is their practice of feeding only organically-raised grain to their animals.

November 15, 2011

Business Booming 

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No Small Change For Local Producers

Farmers sold nearly $5 billion dollars worth of local produce in 2008, and that number is expected to rise.

November 4, 2011

Tasty Legislation 

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Speed Doesn’t Equal Transparency With New Farm Bill

The new 2012 farm bill is close to completion. However, the speed in which the bill was created means less input from the public -- unless farmers have a say.

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