USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue says his agency is also focused on NAFTA negotiations and confirming his undersecretaries.
The state's soybean crop is 42 percent harvested as of this week, about the same as average. But the corn crop lags at just 24 percent.
Indiana is set to have unexpectedly big corn and soybean harvests this fall, meaning continued tight profit margins for farmers and more low food prices.
Perdue met in private with state lawmakers about the 2018 Farm Bill and reassured Hoosier farmers he’d protect their stake in the export economy.
Indiana's two U.S. senators say they're seeking qualified individuals to fill state-level leadership positions.
Ted McKinney has directed Indiana's Department of Agriculture since 2014, after working at Dow AgroSciences and Eli Lilly subsidiary Elanco.
An Indiana native is being named to a U.S. Department of Agriculture post overseeing rural issues.
The USDA has been actively investigating Wildlife in Need since 2013 and has cited owner Tim Stark with multiple animal welfare violations.
The USDA is reorganizing its trade and rural development programs, while the White House takes aim at those issues in its own way.
The proposal has stalled in committee for the past several years – but advocates for Hoosier vets say it's needed now more than ever.