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January 25, 2017

 

farm

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.

December 23, 2016

 

farm

Ag Injuries Up 30 Percent-But State Numbers Don’t Tell Whole Story

The state estimates 800 people in ag-sustained injuries on the job in 2015, but farms with less than 10 people aren't included in that number.

December 2, 2016

 

winter wheat

Drought Affecting Parts Of Southern Indiana

Indiana's associate state climatologist says Indiana is part of the northern edge of a massive drought affecting the southeastern United States.

November 30, 2016

 

Ag forum

Hoosier Farmers Worried About Election’s Impact On Trade

Two statewide organizations that represent farmers hosted a forum to talk about the election's impact on agriculture.

November 28, 2016

 

Purdue University agricultural economist James Mintert explains to a small group of Hoosier farmers what's at stake in the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization.

As Next Farm Bill Looms, Hoosier Producers Raise Concerns

At an Indiana Farm Bureau forum, some producers worried the Trump administration might cut the Farm Bill down to reduce spending and regulations.

November 22, 2016

 

From left to right: former Indiana Farm Bureau Don Villwock, Kip Tom of Tom Farms, Mike McCloskey of Fair Oaks Farms, Indiana State Agriculture Secretary Ted McKinney.

Indiana Farm Leaders In Running To Be Trump’s Agriculture Chief

Most of the Hoosier prospects to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture were on the Trump campaign's agricultural advisory team.

November 22, 2016

 

corn

Farmland Values, Cash Crop Prices Could Stabilize By 2019

The cash crop market may slowly be making its way out of a low-earning period.

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