Farm groups say the bill is needed to protect the industry from attack by environmental and animal-rights activists.
A pig virus previously found only in Asia and Europe has moved to the United States, killing pigs in 15 states, including Indiana.
A computer simulation of the corn belt shows corn yields are likely to decline over the next several decades.
High corn prices and low supply caused by the 2012 drought have prompted some farmers in the Southeast to consider planting more corn.
The quality of the popcorn may not be as high as consumers have come to expect.
Purdue economists say if conditions don’t improve, Hoosiers will start to see prices increase at the supermarket.
The extension agents are gauging interest in the kind of food hub that would benefit local residents.
This is the first in a series taking a look at how family farms across Indiana have adapted to modern farming.
Officials say all tests for bovine tuberculosis on the possibly affected cattle have come back negative.
One farm safety expert says the agricultural industry is having trouble breaking through that plateau.