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July 23, 2016

 

GMO

Why New GMO Labels Might Not Tell The Whole Story

Critics say a new bill designed to tell people whether their food is genetically modified, may actually mask the contents.

May 17, 2016

 

Soybean harvest

Corn Farmers Could Choose Soybeans If Rain Delays Persist

Indiana's soybeans are only 15 percent planted as of this week, less than half their normal progress despite a recent surge in prices.

May 14, 2016

 

bee

Indiana Bee Deaths Down Since 2015

The Honey Bee Colony Loss Survey reports this year’s first quarter loss is 12-percent, compared to 22-percent last year.

April 22, 2016

 

internet

USDA Grants Aim To Connect Rural Communities With Internet

The project has funded one major Indiana project it the past. It paid for a community computer center in Harrison County.

April 6, 2016

 

Organic Farm vegetables

Indiana Adding Organic Farms Faster Than National Average

Indiana added 81 organic operations last year, with another 11 added so far in 2016.

March 11, 2016

 

Crows

USDA Updates Residents On Bloomington Crow Study

The USDA estimates there are as many as 13,000 crows in the city.

February 23, 2016

 

The Vaught family on their farm.

Farmers Face Economic Downturn As Revenue Decreases

Farmers enjoyed an economic boom from 2006-2014 because of increased demand for products. Today, farmers are struggling to just break even.

January 15, 2016

 

bird flu

USDA Confirms Case Of Avian Flu In Southern Indiana

The case is the first to be confirmed since June 2015.

November 19, 2015

 

A tiger peers through a fence.

Wildlife In Need Under Scrutiny For Alleged Animal Abuse

The roadside zoo Wildlife in Need is under scrutiny after two USDA investigations were released this Fall accusing the zoo of multiple violations.

November 13, 2015

 

monarch butterfly

USDA To Introduce Monarch Conservation Program

The USDA hopes to halt the decline of monarch butterflies by paying farmers and private lands owners to grow milkweed.

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