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February 20, 2017

 

farmland

Residential, Commercial Sprawl Threatens Farmland In Indiana

Between 1982 and 2012, residential and commercial developments claimed more than 740,000 acres of land that had been cropland, forest land and prairie.

February 15, 2017

 

A CAFO off Route 25 in Tippecanoe County.

CAFO Bill Passes House Committee, But More Clarifications Expected

Wolkins says an earlier version of the bill contained confusing language, which prompted dozens of people to testify against it and contact his office.

February 10, 2017

 

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Purdue Study Quantifies Rural Impacts Of Farmland Property Tax Cut

Indiana taxes farmland mainly on the value of crops the soil can produce. But that calculation has lagged behind the current crop market.

February 6, 2017

 

Purdue Agriculture alumni applaud honorees at their annual Fish Fry in Indianapolis.

Farm Trade Uncertainties Loom Over Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry

Political and economic uncertainties were on the minds of Purdue agriculture alumni at their annual Fish Fry in Indianapolis Saturday.

January 31, 2017

 

Popcorn

Indiana Popcorn Harvest Sets Record 500M Pounds In 2016

Experts say warmer and drier weather than normal created perfect conditions for last year's crop.

January 30, 2017

 

Farm

Women Interested In Agriculture Opportunities Can Learn More

The Young Ladies of Agriculture Northern Indiana Forum is open to 100 young women in grades 8-12.

January 25, 2017

 

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Ag Sector Seeks Trade Alternatives In Wake Of TPP Withdrawal

Bilateral, agriculture-only agreements – such as those the U.S. has with the European Union – could take the place of big trade deals.

January 20, 2017

 

Soybeans grow in LaPorte County.

Indiana Ag Hopes Trump’s Pick For USDA Chief Will Preserve Trade

They hope former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's background in commercial farming means he'll advocate for trade deals Trump has railed against.

January 6, 2017

 

Jeff Bailey is a part-time farmer in Bloomington. He's one of few Indiana farmers younger than the average age of 58.

Young People Joining Agriculture Industry Face Tough Conditions

Young farmers are necessary to sustain the agricultural economy in the state, but they face a difficult farming environment.

December 29, 2016

 

Cover crops in Northwestern South Dakota.

Hoosier Farmers Increasingly Turning To Cover Crops

Hoosier farmers planted more than one million acres of cover crops this year, up from virtually none in 2004.

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