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September 15, 2017

 

A CAFO in Bartholomew County.

Report: Livestock Farms Good For Economy Despite Opposition

The animal agriculture industry in Indiana is growing faster than the nation as a whole in most categories, according to the Indiana Soybean Alliance.

August 24, 2017

 

Calloway barn

Dwindling Number Of Round Barns Sparks Effort To Save Them

Indiana is the round barn capital of the world, but fewer than 100 round barns remain standing in the Hoosier state.

August 13, 2017

 

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Interactive Exhibit Teaches Hoosiers About Soil Health, Erosion

Water run-off from farms in Indiana and throughout the Midwest often takes nutrients with it that are important to crops, including nitrogen and phosphorous.

August 9, 2017

 

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Southern Rust Crop Fungus Found In 17 Indiana Counties

The infection is a harmful fungus that affects corn and was first discovered in the southern United States before it traveled north to Indiana.

July 14, 2017

 

Soybean crops in water after flooding this week.

Farmers Are Facing Setbacks After Heavy Flooding This Week

The record rainfall this week is the latest setback farmers are facing during an unusually wet summer.

June 27, 2017

 

Evening rainclouds shadow growing crops in Northwest Indiana in late June.

Uneven Weather Causing ‘Roly-Poly’ Indiana Crop Growth

Heavy rain and temperature fluctuations across the state are causing inconsistent growing conditions that could push harvest past Thanksgiving.

June 20, 2017

 

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Indiana Corn Farmers Hope Sugar Deal Keeps Syrup Trade Sweet

Mexico could slap new tariffs on imports of the syrup if the deal isn't finalized, and the effects of that tariff could trickle down to farmers.

June 6, 2017

 

The mild winter, rainy conditions, and cool climate have created the perfect environment for the slugs to thrive.

Slug Infestation Threatens Indiana Crop Yield

Large populations of slugs are damaging soybeans and corn, leaving Indiana farmers at a deficit.

June 2, 2017

 

Wabash river in Indiana.

Nutrient Runoff In Indiana Causes Environmental Problems Far South

Officials searching for a solution are focusing their efforts on the shores of the Wabash River.

April 18, 2017

 

Food

Indiana Farmers Fight Food Insecurity

Food sharing initiatives, such as urban farms, are growing in places like Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Lafayette.

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