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Cover Crops Field Day set for March 26

Cover Crops Field Day set for March 26

Soil health and cover crops will be the focus of the fourth annual Cover Crops Field Day sponsored by the Porter Co. Soil & Water Conservation District and partners at the Natural Resources Conservation Service & Purdue Cooperative Extension of Porter County.

March 19, 2014 5:25 pm

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

Dryness turns to drought in Northwest Indiana

Drought has returned to much of Northwest Indiana, but it is nowhere near as bad as the severe drought that devastated much of the state's crops last year and is not expected to raise prices at the grocery store.

September 05, 2013 6:53 pm
FROM the FARM: Corn planting slow for 2013 growing season

FROM the FARM: Corn planting slow for 2013 growing season

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

May 29, 2013 12:00 am

Food Tank offers strategies on saving water

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.

May 07, 2013 12:00 am
Extend your garden enjoyment: strategies for growing edibles later into the season

Extend your garden enjoyment: strategies for growing edibles later into the season

Don’t let fall or potentially frosty temperatures stop you from enjoying garden-fresh produce. Extend the nutritional value and homegrown flavor into your fall and early winter meals with the help of short season crops and season-extending strategies.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am
Woodlands can yield lesser-known crops

Woodlands can yield lesser-known crops

Forest farming can be an attractive option for property owners who want to earn more from their land without cutting timber.

August 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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'Smart' plants adapt to survive dry conditions

'Smart' plants adapt to survive dry conditions

No one's talking about giving intelligence tests, but researchers say they've shown that plants have smarts — the sort needed to help them survive dry times.

June 20, 2012 9:00 pm
Farmers dealt a blow by Mother Nature

Farmers dealt a blow by Mother Nature

Casting an eye across the landscape littered with the remains of what had been a thriving grain operation, Dan Coffman swallowed hard as he recalls the June 4 storm that wreaked such havoc.

June 18, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Biomeds: Man cutting tobacco leaves

Biomeds: Man cutting tobacco leaves

Man cutting tobacco leaves.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
Lake County 4-H youth excel at contest in Valparaiso

Lake County 4-H youth excel at contest in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Seven Lake County 4-H members competed in the recent Area 10 4-H/FFA Crops, Entomology and Forestry Contest at the Porter County Fairgrounds.

January 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Way ahead of last year's harvest pace, farmers keeping elevators busy

Farmers across Central Illinois aren't about to slow down harvesting crops, despite being well ahead of their pace from last year.

October 14, 2010 12:00 am
Corn is king ... and beans ain't bad this harvest

Corn is king ... and beans ain't bad this harvest

To the untrained eye, the tall corn and full-leafed soybeans look like a possible record crop for farmers in Northwest Indiana and nearby Illinois, and they might be.

October 11, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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