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FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

WASHINGTON | The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

September 19, 2014 1:10 pm
AGRICULTURE: Crop prices down; weather a factor in local fields

AGRICULTURE: Crop prices down; weather a factor in local fields

Corn, soybeans and wheat have dropped in price nationally, while rainfall in the Region has led to inconsistency among local crops. 

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: Higher meat prices not expected to drop anytime soon

TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: Higher meat prices not expected to drop anytime soon

Limited supply has driven up the cost of meat, with no expected drop in the near future.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Geopolitical turmoil has not yet affected NWI economy

Geopolitical turmoil has not yet affected NWI economy

The refrain has been familiar almost every time The Times Board of Economists has met over the past few years: The economy is improving but slowly, more slowly than anyone would like.

August 30, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

Signs and caution tape block the street in front of the earthquake-damaged Vintner's Collective multi-winery tasting room Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif. The building dates from the late 1800s. The San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of Californi…

August 25, 2014 5:04 pm
Quake in California's wine country injures dozens

Quake in California's wine country injures dozens

A cracked section of roadway is shown in the Carneros district following an earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging his…

August 25, 2014 2:54 pm
Quake in California's wine country injures dozens

Quake in California's wine country injures dozens

A youngster rides his scooter over a sidewalk buckled by an earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. A large earthquake caused significant damage and left at least three critically injured in California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, igniting fires, sending at least 87 people to …

August 25, 2014 10:47 am

Porter County farmers form On Farm Network

VALPARAISO | Seven Porter County farmers, backed by the Porter County Soil and Water Conservation District, recently formed an On Farm Network group to learn more about how to apply nitrogen to their fields more efficiently through the use of cornstalk testing for nitrates and other tools.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana State Fair tallies third-highest attendance ever

Indiana State Fair tallies third-highest attendance ever

INDIANAPOLIS | Cool summer temperatures, the renovated Coliseum and a new beer and wine exhibition helped push attendance at the 2014 Indiana State Fair near record territory.

August 18, 2014 6:24 pm Photos

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Grand champion Ill. steer sells for record $100k

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A 12-year-old Morris girl needs a bigger piggy bank.

August 13, 2014 10:39 am

Crossing the Line -- State Fairs

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: State fairs.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Rauner says he'll be 'champion' for Ill. farmers

LINCOLN | Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says a coalition of supporters from Illinois' agricultural community is backing his bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

July 31, 2014 3:44 pm
Rains wash away hopes of good corn crop in NWI

Rains wash away hopes of good corn crop in NWI

While time will tell whether cooler temperatures have hurt corn yields across the state, most region farmers already know heavy rains here drowned out hopes of a good crop.

July 30, 2014 12:45 pm Photos

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State Fair to showcase Indiana beer and wine, renovated Coliseum

State Fair to showcase Indiana beer and wine, renovated Coliseum

INDIANAPOLIS | Beer and wine return to the Indiana State Fair following a seven-decade absence, and Hoosiers get their first look inside a revitalized Coliseum when the state's premier agricultural exhibition opens Friday in Indianapolis for a 17-day run.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Many new laws take effect Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS | Dozens of Indiana state laws take effect Tuesday. Here are some of the new laws that may directly affect area residents:

June 28, 2014 10:30 pm
Ellspermann leading Asian trade trip

Ellspermann leading Asian trade trip

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will travel to Japan Saturday for a two-week Asian trade mission promoting Indiana agriculture.

June 11, 2014 2:30 pm
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Region views on agriculture

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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AGRICULTURE: Farmers optimistic for growing season

AGRICULTURE: Farmers optimistic for growing season

Local farmers are starting their planting operations with optimism for the growing season.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome to victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

May 03, 2014 6:49 pm
Optimism blooming among Board of Economist members

Optimism blooming among Board of Economist members

The refrain has been familiar almost every time The Times Board of Economists has met over the past few years: The economy is improving but slowly, more slowly than anyone would like.

May 03, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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