There are many potential causes for bee die-off, but most scientists agree the parasitic Varroa mite is a major factor.
Indiana ranks third nationally in egg production, and preventing avian flu from reaching the state's birds is crucial.
An Associated Press report says there could be a shortage of canned pumpkin after a large amount of rain hit the Midwest this summer.
So far, 41 percent of the state's soybean crop has been harvested, up from 17 percent at this time a year ago.
A delegation of more than a dozen experts will travel to the country next week to meet with farmers and trade officials and explore trade opportunities.
Indiana is struggling with a heroin epidemic, but the state is also leading the nation in pharmacy robberies.
The USDA has approved eight more counties for a secretarial disaster declaration, after heavy rains this summer washed out crops throughout the state.
The state’s new Indiana Grown program has added around 100 members in its first month, yet educating the public about the initiative remains a challenge.
Agricultural experts are expected to predict a poor harvest this year because of near-record rainfall in June and July.
Candidates addressed crop insurance, Cuba and the EPA at the Indiana Ag Policy Summit.