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.
Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.
Nearly 80 percent of Indiana's corn has been rated good or excellent.
After Congress failed to pass a new version of the farm bill, Purdue agriculture economists say they expect another farm bill extension.
But Indiana’s numbers are likely more accurate than those reported by other states.