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October 19, 2017

 

A confined feeding operation in Hancock County.

CAFO Committee Finalizes Report To General Assembly

Critics are hopeful the legislature will impose rules to lessen the environmental affects of CAFOs next year.

October 12, 2017

 

A crop of browned soybeans await harvest in a White County field in early October. A white house and a grain silo are in the distance.

Months Of Wonky Weather Could Delay Indiana’s Harvest

The state's soybean crop is 42 percent harvested as of this week, about the same as average. But the corn crop lags at just 24 percent.

October 5, 2017

 

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Indiana’s Ted McKinney Confirmed To USDA Trade Post

Indiana's director of agriculture was confirmed Tuesday as nation's first undersecretary for foreign agricultural trade.

October 2, 2017

 

Monsanto CTO Robb Fraley

Despite Problems, Monsanto Exec Says Dicamba Use Will Only Grow

The herbicide dicamba has damaged large swaths of Midwest crops in the past year.

September 15, 2017

 

A CAFO in Bartholomew County.

Report: Livestock Farms Good For Economy Despite Opposition

The animal agriculture industry in Indiana is growing faster than the nation as a whole in most categories, according to the Indiana Soybean Alliance.

September 11, 2017

 

A glyphosate-resistant weed stands over over a patch of soybeans on Don Lamb's farm. Weeds like this are one reason some farmers turned to dicamba-tolerant soybeans this year.

Dicamba Poses Tough Questions, Few Answers For Farmers, Regulators

Over a hundred dicamba-related complaints have been filed in Indiana so far this year.

August 29, 2017

 

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Ag Study Committee Talks CAFOs

A bill to streamline the permitting process for CAFOs died in the senate earlier this year

August 24, 2017

 

Calloway barn

Dwindling Number Of Round Barns Sparks Effort To Save Them

Indiana is the round barn capital of the world, but fewer than 100 round barns remain standing in the Hoosier state.

August 18, 2017

 

Over 200 Whitely County residents attended a plan commission meeting to establish temporary setbacks for CAFOs.

CAFO Compromise In Whitley County Leaves Homeowners Unhappy

The Whitley County Plan Commission settled on a half mile setback for CAFOs from large county lakes.

August 9, 2017

 

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Southern Rust Crop Fungus Found In 17 Indiana Counties

The infection is a harmful fungus that affects corn and was first discovered in the southern United States before it traveled north to Indiana.

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