The USDA has granted a permit for use of a vaccine that would help curb the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, a disease that has devastated Indiana pig farmers.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Indiana are working together to certify small meat producers in Indiana to USDA standards.
According to a USDA Census released last week, Indiana farms and farmland are decreasing.
The Indiana State Department of Health will use the money to connect school corporations with local farmers and producers beginning next year.
Indiana farmers could have a harder time determining crop prices this year because the USDA is not releasing a report that tracks supply and demand.
Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.
Nearly 80 percent of Indiana's corn has been rated good or excellent.
Farmers in Indiana are having one of the worst crop yields in decades, and they are trying to figure out how to deal with their financial losses.
With 71 percent of Indiana’s corn crop rated in poor to very poor condition, farmers are looking for whatever help they can get.
USDA officials spent Wednesday in northern parts of the state and will head to Johnson County Thursday.