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June 13, 2017

 

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Monday that Anne Hazlett will lead the USDA's rural development agencies.

​Indiana Native Named To Rural Affairs USDA Post

An Indiana native is being named to a U.S. Department of Agriculture post overseeing rural issues.

May 25, 2017

 

In the video posted to the PETA YouTube account, Tim Stark is seen handling a bear cub at the Wildlife in Need facility in Charlestown.

Charlestown Wildlife Refuge Faces Backlash Following New Video

The USDA has been actively investigating Wildlife in Need since 2013 and has cited owner Tim Stark with multiple animal welfare violations.

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

 

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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

 

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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.

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