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August 10, 2017

 

Purdue University agronomists announce Indiana's 2017 forecast for corn and soybeans at the Indiana State Fair.

Indiana Corn, Soybean Production Set To Exceed Expectations

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.

August 8, 2017

 

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue speaks alongside Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron, Gov. Eric Holcomb, Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch at the Indiana State Fair.

Agriculture Sec. Perdue Talks Trade, Climate Change At State Fair

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.

July 25, 2017

 

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Young, Donnelly Seek Applicants For USDA State Posts

Indiana's two U.S. senators say they're seeking qualified individuals to fill state-level leadership positions.

July 20, 2017

 

Indiana Department of Agriculture director Ted McKinney (left, seated) signs a friendship agreement with China's Hebei Provincial Department of Agriculture during a trade mission in 2015.

Indiana Ag Chief Tapped To Be USDA’s First Trade Undersecretary

Ted McKinney has directed Indiana's Department of Agriculture since 2014, after working at Dow AgroSciences and Eli Lilly subsidiary Elanco.

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.

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