WASHINGTON (AP) — A wide-ranging farm bill the House is considering would cut food stamps by $2 billion a year and make it more difficult for some people to qualify for the domestic food aid program.
After a wet introduction to the planting season, local farmers and those across the state hit the fields hard in May as Mother Nature opened some timely windows.
LOS ANGELES | Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
Whoever believes there's nothing new under the sun hasn't seen the plants being introduced for the 2013 gardening season.
When Gerald Werner's great-grandfather settled in the rich farm country of Indiana from his native Germany, he planted the seeds of a heritage that continues to bear fruit.
The United States suffered its worst drought in at least 25 years in 2012, in an event that affected 80 percent of the country's agricultural land.
Dan Roeske has been in the farming business for 25 years, since he was 19 years old and took over the family's rural Hebron farm in Porter County.
Hebron farmer Dan Roeske works about 1,000 acres of land where he grows mainly corn and soy beans. His years of experience have helped him weather the whims of nature and global markets to provide a good life for his family.
Hebron farmer Dan Roeske works about 1,000 acres of land where he grows mainly corn and soy beans. Roeske has been in the farming business for 25 years, since he was 19 years old and took over the family's rural farm in Porter County.
Hebron farmer Dan Roeske works about 1,000 acres of land where he grows mainly corn and soy beans. Christopher Hurt, a professor and agricultural economist with Purdue University West Lafayette, said there will be planting delays, but they may not be severe if most of the corn can be planted…
A small but growing number of farmers are experimenting with an edible soybean as they look to capitalize on Americans' interest in adding non-meat proteins to their diets.
SOUTH HAVEN | It might be a little too early for Tom Hannon to get out in his fields to plant soybeans and corn.
Janny and Greg Kleine work for their father on their family's dairy farm in rural Cedar Lake where 100 cows are milked twice daily.
The continuing federal budget sequester could crimp Indiana's $3.4 billion agricultural export industry as well as cripple other programs important to Hoosier farmers, according to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
INDIANAPOLIS | A LaPorte High School student was awarded an Apple iPad Tuesday for penning the state's best essay explaining how Hoosier farmers nourish Indiana families, animals and the Earth.
LA SALLE, Ill. | There's a rush of excitement among Trinity Catholic Academy's fourth-graders when Ron Burdon enters their classroom.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law Wednesday a property tax shift that will save Hoosier farmers $57 million, but leave property taxes unchanged for homeowners and businesses.
As a kid growing up in the suburbs, I didn’t give a lot of thought to agriculture. There were no farms in my community. My parents had a pond in our backyard and enjoyed their flower gardens, but with the exception of a backyard apple tree and some wild rhubarb, we didn’t grow food.
INDIANAPOLIS | A temporary property tax cut for Hoosier farmers is the first measure to win approval by both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly this year.
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