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May 23, 2017

 

President Donald Trump's new budget proposes big cuts to the farm and food safety nets, and that's not the only uncertainty farmers are facing.

USDA, Trump Take Different Tactics On Ag Trade, Rural Economies

The USDA is reorganizing its trade and rural development programs, while the White House takes aim at those issues in its own way.

May 1, 2017

 

Farm veterinarian Tom Troxel performs ultrasounds on a herd of dairy cows in Pulaski County.

Indiana Veterinarians Urge Congress To Free Up Loan Pay-Off Funds

The proposal has stalled in committee for the past several years – but advocates for Hoosier vets say it's needed now more than ever.

April 13, 2017

 

slaughterhouse

State Pushes Back On Slaughterhouse Animal Welfare Findings

Indiana issued eight citations among its state-inspected slaughterhouses from 2010 to 2015, and didn’t suspend production at any plants in the 12 years studied.

January 20, 2017

 

Soybeans grow in LaPorte County.

Indiana Ag Hopes Trump’s Pick For USDA Chief Will Preserve Trade

They hope former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's background in commercial farming means he'll advocate for trade deals Trump has railed against.

November 25, 2016

 

South Circle Farm sells produce to a handful of markets and grocery stores in the city.

USDA Visits Indianapolis Urban Farm

One official says there’s a growing interest at the federal level to improve food access issues with urban farming.

November 22, 2016

 

From left to right: former Indiana Farm Bureau Don Villwock, Kip Tom of Tom Farms, Mike McCloskey of Fair Oaks Farms, Indiana State Agriculture Secretary Ted McKinney.

Indiana Farm Leaders In Running To Be Trump’s Agriculture Chief

Most of the Hoosier prospects to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture were on the Trump campaign's agricultural advisory team.

November 22, 2016

 

corn

Farmland Values, Cash Crop Prices Could Stabilize By 2019

The cash crop market may slowly be making its way out of a low-earning period.

September 27, 2016

 

Farmland

Record Harvest Underway, But Profits Lag Behind Best Years

Fuel and fertilizer costs have been low, but so have grain prices and crop insurance payouts.

September 13, 2016

 

rural housing

New USDA Transitional Housing Initiatives Leave Indiana Out

Officials hope USDA housing initiatives will eventually help recovering addicts in rural areas transition to healthier lives.

August 15, 2016

 

Corn field

Indiana Corn, Soybean Crops Could Set Records This Year

A U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Friday predicts the second-largest corn crop in Indiana history, with the largest soybean crop.

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