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February 26, 2014

Losing Ground 

Water washing soil from a farmer's field

USDA Highly Underestimating Farmland Erosion

New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.

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.

February 3, 2014

Dollars And Cents 

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Falling Corn Prices Impacting Farm Rent Agreements

The price of corn expected to free fall this year, which has many farmers considering the cost of renting and planting this season.

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.

August 5, 2013

 

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Prairie Plants Help Restore Farmland Soil

Farmers feel the pressure of feeding a growing global population and protecting the soil necessary to do that—all while operating a viable business.

July 4, 2013

More Mouths To Feed 

farmland aerial view

Projected Yields Fall Short Of Feeding The World By 2050

To avoid a looming hunger crisis, experts say it's critical to boost the viability of food we already have by improving access and distribution.

May 24, 2013

Stewards Of The Land 

Berdo on terraced field

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.

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.

January 21, 2013

Growing Organics 

Patchwork of colorful farmland, viewed from the sky.

Organic Farmland Expanding Worldwide

The global area farmed organically has expanded by 300 percent since 1999, but the United States lags behind the curve.

November 17, 2012

Holiday Feast 

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Turkey Time: From Farm To Table

It's a Thanksgiving celebration today! We visit Schacht Farm to see how the birds live before we prepare the perfect Thanksgiving bird with Chef Daniel Orr.

November 13, 2012

Money Money Money 

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Investors Angle For A Piece Of Precious Farmland

Farmland prices all over the Corn Belt have been sky-high lately, in part thanks to corn prices topping $8 a bushel.

September 24, 2012

Location Location Location 

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Indiana Farmland Prices Soar Despite Drought

Farmland prices have risen between 14 percent and 18 percent this year.

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