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Local pork producers protect pigs from epidemic

Local pork producers protect pigs from epidemic

The price of pork has been pushed up by a virus that has killed millions of baby pigs nationwide over the winter.

April 10, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Indiana seeks federal permission to grow hemp

INDIANAPOLIS | The state seed commissioner is wasting no time in trying to win federal approval for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp for industrial purposes.

April 03, 2014 6:30 pm Video Related
King corn gives Indiana an earful

King corn gives Indiana an earful

There might be more than corn in Indiana, but corn is still the king of the crops.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lots left to do with little time remaining in legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's mandatory adjournment deadline.

March 09, 2014 1:00 am
Commodity prices have been mixed, but a burger may cost more

Commodity prices have been mixed, but a burger may cost more

The stock market soared last year, as did some commodity prices, such as for eggs, milk and vegetables.

February 02, 2014 6:00 am Video
AGRICULTURE: Corn, soy prices down; food purchasing up

AGRICULTURE: Corn, soy prices down; food purchasing up

In agriculture, trends are key. Farmers keep an eye on them to make informed decisions about what to plant, how to plant it, how much to spend and other factors, Porter County farmer Tim Stoner said.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Video
Senate panel endorses industrial hemp production

Senate panel endorses industrial hemp production

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's endless rows of corn and soybeans someday may be planted side by side with fields of tall, slender stalks of cannabis.

January 24, 2014 8:10 pm Related

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Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve's super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say.

December 21, 2013 12:30 pm
Potempa talking mint Sunday on NBC

Potempa talking mint Sunday on NBC

Times columnist Philip Potempa will share candy cane peppermint origins and holiday food traditions on the 8 a.m. Sunday NBC 5 Chicago television newscast.

December 21, 2013 12:00 am

Symposium aims to help Illiana vegetable growers increase business

The Purdue University and University of Illinois Extension are hosting a symposium Jan. 7 aimed at helping Illiana vegetable growers improve their business.

December 15, 2013 6:30 pm
Business tax cut tops Pence legislative agenda

Business tax cut tops Pence legislative agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Ignoring data showing that Indiana's decade of trickle-down prosperity policies haven't improved the income, health or quality of life for most Hoosiers, Gov. Mike Pence promised Thursday to deliver still more business-centered programs in the upcoming legislative session.

December 05, 2013 6:42 pm Photos

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Illinois farmers finish fall harvest

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Authorities say the fall harvest in Illinois has ended.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County farmland sells for $10.4 million at auction

Lake County farmland sold at auction for $10.4 million this week, a signal that demand remains high in spite of rising prices.

November 16, 2013 11:06 am

Agriculture boom means drop in food prices for 2014

SCHERERVILLE | An agricultural boom in Indiana means a drop in food prices in the coming year, benefiting consumers.

November 15, 2013 4:00 pm
FROM the FARM: Reader needs recipe for pickled yellow banana peppers

FROM the FARM: Reader needs recipe for pickled yellow banana peppers

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am
Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.

October 19, 2013 10:30 pm Related
Fresh produce could be just a click away

Fresh produce could be just a click away

VALPARAISO | People who want to eat fresh, locally grown produce might not have to head to a farmers market to see if anything strikes their fancy if an Indiana Department of Agriculture project comes to fruition.

October 16, 2013 6:00 am
More than 100 show up in Valpo to protest GMOs

More than 100 show up in Valpo to protest GMOs

VALPARAISO | Whitney Hibbitts' concerns about genetically modified organisms, called GMOs, first began after she attended the May rally in Chicago where protesters called for clear labeling of food produced using what she describes as "today's accepted experimental growing technology."

October 12, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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Fall harvest better than expected after dry, hot August

Fall harvest better than expected after dry, hot August

The first week of October delivered sunny skies long enough for the 2013 harvest to begin in earnest.

October 10, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Farmland values notch another dramatic rise

Farmland values notch another dramatic rise

Farmland values and cash rents have risen again this year, and Northwest Indiana has some of the highest prices in the state, according to a Purdue University study.

September 12, 2013 4:00 am
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