The Honey Bee Colony Loss Survey reports this year’s first quarter loss is 12-percent, compared to 22-percent last year.
The project has funded one major Indiana project it the past. It paid for a community computer center in Harrison County.
Indiana added 81 organic operations last year, with another 11 added so far in 2016.
The USDA estimates there are as many as 13,000 crows in the city.
Farmers enjoyed an economic boom from 2006-2014 because of increased demand for products. Today, farmers are struggling to just break even.
The case is the first to be confirmed since June 2015.
The roadside zoo Wildlife in Need is under scrutiny after two USDA investigations were released this Fall accusing the zoo of multiple violations.
The USDA hopes to halt the decline of monarch butterflies by paying farmers and private lands owners to grow milkweed.
Indiana soybean crops produced higher yields than expected after damage from record rainfall over the summer.
Bloomington is still in the first steps of establishing a plan to control the crow population in the city.