Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, is talking to Hoosier farmers this week about a new version of the Farm Bill.
China's largest meat processor is buying U.S.-based Smithfield foods, and that could provide a major opportunity for hog farmers.
How Indiana decides to implement the healthcare law could significantly affect farmers, who often have a hard time getting affordable insurance.
Indiana Department of Agriculture officials say the so-called "green manure" helps soil recover faster if there is little rain.
Drought conditions this summer have driven up the price of grain, which is a main food source for hogs.
Corn is taking a hit early this summer as temperatures have risen to the mid-90s on some days.
New studies show the impacts a popular insecticide is having on bee colonies.
The demand for corn has risen and so have the prices farmers can get for the crop.
The USDA has predicted farm income to top $100 billion this year, and Indiana's income is also predicted to significantly increase.