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Brock Turner

Multimedia Rural Issues Journalist, News

Brock E.W. Turner is a reporter for Indiana Public Media. Before Bloomington, Brock served as an editor and investigative reporter for The DePauw. In May 2017, he graduated from DePauw University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science and English (Writing).

Recent Posts by Brock Turner

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June 26, 2019

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Spring's Grip On Farmers: What We Know And Where We Go From Here

Spring's Grip On Farmers: What We Know And Where We Go From Here

Farmers across the state have been impacted by a number of wet days that have kept them from out of their fields. The impacts are likely to have ripple effects across the state.

June 21, 2019

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Hoosier Hemp Farmers Using Wet Spring To Research

Hoosier Hemp Farmers Using Wet Spring To Research

While state law limits the number of hemp acres grown, the small number of Hoosier farmers growing the crop say they’re trying to view the abnormally wet spring as an opportunity.

June 21, 2019

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Inquire Indiana: How Communities Cope With Declining Revenues

Inquire Indiana: How Communities Cope With Declining Revenues

As part of our Inquire Indiana series, Gregory Ulm of Fishers asked if there were examples of rural communities handling and adapting to change well.

June 20, 2019

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Farmers Continue To Wait For Flooded Fields To Dry

Farmers Continue To Wait For Flooded Fields To Dry

Many got crops in the ground late, and much of what farmers did plant got drowned by rain over the past week. 

June 18, 2019

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Questions Over Latest USDA Report Underline Larger Struggle For Farmers

Questions Over Latest USDA Report Underline Larger Struggle For Farmers

Last week’s data showed two thirds of Indiana’s corn crop was planted. The organization says 84 percent is in the ground this week.

June 17, 2019

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Weekend Rains Flood Fields, Raise Fears Among Farmers

Weekend Rains Flood Fields, Raise Fears Among Farmers

This weekend’s rainfall made flooding worse in some areas, and even flooded some recently planted fields.

June 13, 2019

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Rural Center Recaps Orange County, Looks Ahead

Rural Center Recaps Orange County, Looks Ahead

Over the past year, 450 students and 30 local organizations teamed up to work on 28 projects that sought to connect IU resources to local needs.

June 13, 2019

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Sen. Young Defends Use Of Disaster Relief Funds For Farmers

Sen. Young Defends Use Of Disaster Relief Funds For Farmers

Sen. Todd Young defended the bill stating that farmers pay taxes and deserve this aid.

June 12, 2019

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Young Presses For USDA Clarification Amid Greater Climate Change Conversation

Young Presses For USDA Clarification Amid Greater Climate Change Conversation

Farmers across the country are set to receive $3 billion in a disaster relief bill that President Trump signed into law last week.

June 11, 2019

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A Third Of Indiana's Corn Crop Is Unplanted: That's Better Than Expected

A Third Of Indiana's Corn Crop Is Unplanted: That's Better Than Expected

According the United States Department of Agriculture, 67 percent of Indiana’s corn crop was in the ground as of June 9. That compares with nearly all last year.

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