Agricultural economists attribute the drop to a decline in crop prices.
The finalists for the so-called "Oscars of food" are scheduled to be announced Tuesday. Four Indiana chefs are in the running.
IDEM is handing out $150,000 in grants to farmers to lower sediments and nutrients running into the Wabash River.
Thanks to good weather, pumpkin patches across the state saw more crop than usual. But, the leftover pumpkins could pose a problem for next year.
A 'right-to-farm' policy already in effect in Indiana is starting to gain momentum in agriculture states.
According to a USDA Census released last week, Indiana farms and farmland are decreasing.
The bill aims to make it easier for farmers to file trespassing charges against people who stray onto their property.
The sub zero temperatures could have hurt farmers' winter wheat, but the snow may have helped minimize damage.
The Indiana State Department of Health will use the money to connect school corporations with local farmers and producers beginning next year.
Nearby residents have expressed concerns that the hog farm could contaminate their well water, but state officials say they do not expect any issues.