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April 7, 2016

 

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Indiana Adding Organic Farms Faster Than National Average

There are now nearly 22,000 certified organic operations in the U.S. Last year, Indiana added 81 organic farms, with another 11 added so far in 2016.

April 6, 2016

 

cornfield

China Selling Corn Stockpiles, Driving Prices Down

American farmers may plant more corn this summer than they have in years, but China's announcement could drive down prices.

February 17, 2016

 

Mileidis Bolivar on rooftop garden

Facing Severe Food Shortages, Venezuela Pushes Urban Gardens

In Venezuela, bread, meat, milk and other staples are scarce these days. So the government is urging urban slum dwellers to grow and raise their own food.

January 7, 2016

 

Rain

Farmers See Mixed Results From Warm Winter Weather

It was an unseasonably warm December in some parts of the Midwest. What does that mean for farmers?

December 2, 2015

 

cocoa pods

Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

Some big food companies, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.

November 9, 2015

 

hay bales

Why Traversing State Roads With Farm Machinery Isn’t Simple

For farmers, traveling on the road with machinery isn't always easy. Even something as short as a three-mile drive can be an ordeal.

November 3, 2015

 

Farmer Erik Terstriep

‘Combine Karaoke’ And Cursing: Sounds Of Harvest In Midwest

Some farmers make business calls behind the wheel or listen to sports radio. One man in Illinois has gotten attention for writing poetry while harvesting.

September 14, 2015

 

road through corn field

Farm Income Falling, Putting The Rural Economy On Edge

The USDA is predicting the largest single-year drop in farm income since 1983. The irony is, some farmers are seeing the best crop they’ve ever grown.

August 21, 2015

 

corn

Crop Insurance Claims Jump Due To Unusual Weather

Bloomberg News released a study showing crop insurance claims have jumped 48 percent, but analysts remind the season isn't over yet.

February 24, 2015

 

Sara Creech with chicken

Back From War, On To The Farm

Veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be unemployed than both civilians and veterans of other wars.

February 2, 2015

 

Micro-meteorologist Andy Suyker says

Corn Belt Farming Boosts The Global Carbon Cycle

About 20 years ago, scientists realized peaks and valleys of the carbon cycle are reaching higher and lower levels. The Corn Belt may be contributing to that.

January 28, 2015

 

corn field

EU Law Now Allows Nations To Write Their Own GMO Bans

The European Union has decided to allow individual nations to ban GMOs on grounds including town and country planning.

January 12, 2015

 

indiana farmland

Indiana Bill Would Block Local Control Over Factory Farms

An Indiana state senator has introduced a bill that would remove local counties' ability to block large-scale livestock operations within their jurisdiction.

December 22, 2014

 

cows at Abbey of St. Walburga

Prayer And Work Go Hand In Hand At This Colorado Ranch

In their simple farm clothes, it can be easy to forget the women are nuns - save for the fact they still wear the familiar fitted white coif.

November 19, 2014

 

mcdonalds fries

Is McDonald’s Just Saying No To GMO Potatoes?

McDonald's released a statement saying the company does not source genetically modified potatoes.

September 22, 2014

 

Protesters marching down 42nd street in Manhattan

NY Climate March Shines Spotlight On World Food Security

Global food security was among demonstrators' top concerns in New York on Sunday during the largest march in history to call for action on climate change.

April 16, 2014

Organic Matters 

farmer hauling greens on tractor

Walmart Goes Organic: What Does It Mean For The Industry?

Walmart's announcement last week that it would sell organics at prices comparable to conventional foods has been met with skepticism.

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.

December 31, 2013

Backyard Chickens 

buttercup chicken perched on a snowy fence

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.

September 14, 2013

Get Local 

okra plant

Turtle Soup, Big Red Eats Green, Okra From The Garden

Turtle soup in southern Indiana. Okra fresh and raw. Growing food with less water. And, a local food party on campus. Take a listen!

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