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April 13, 2018


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Legislation Hasn’t Solved Indiana’s Rural Broadband Problem, But REMCs Might

Despite a number of Statehouse bills, billions in grant dollars and plenty of rhetoric, broadband Internet access in rural parts of Indiana and—the country—lags behind suburban and urban areas. 

April 5, 2018


USDA To Offer $50M In E-Learning, TeleHealth Grants

Communities could soon see the benefits of federal grant dollars allocated to support a number of distance learning initiatives.

April 2, 2018


USDA Report: Hoosier Farmers To Plant 1 Million More Acres Of Soybeans

A new report indicates Indiana farmers are choosing soybeans over corn at a rate that hasn’t before been seen.

January 1, 2018


USDA Renews License For Highly-Criticized Wildlife Facility

Wildlife in Need has approval to operate another year despite public criticism and a lawsuit. The owner says allegations of animal mistreatment are unfounded.

October 26, 2017


USDA Sec. Perdue Implores FFA Members To Be ‘Advocates For Truth’

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue says his agency is also focused on NAFTA negotiations and confirming his undersecretaries.

October 12, 2017


Months Of Wonky Weather Could Delay Indiana’s Harvest

The state's soybean crop is 42 percent harvested as of this week, about the same as average. But the corn crop lags at just 24 percent.

August 10, 2017


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


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


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 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.

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