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Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related
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February 18, 2014 12:00 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

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
USDA: Illinois drops to No. 4 in corn production

USDA: Illinois drops to No. 4 in corn production

ST. LOUIS | Illinois corn production plunged 34 percent last year as a severe drought cost the state bragging rights as the country's second-biggest grower of the grain, the federal government announced Friday in its final crop report for 2012.

January 13, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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USDA: Drought costs Ill. corn-producing status

USDA: Drought costs Ill. corn-producing status

In this July, 2012 photo, the sun rises over struggling drought and heat stressed corn in Pleasant Plains, Ill.

January 11, 2013 1:48 pm
USDA: Drought costs Ill. corn-producing status

USDA: Drought costs Ill. corn-producing status

In this September 2012 photo, central Illinois farmers harvest their corn crops in Savoy, Ill.

January 11, 2013 1:51 pm
Annual bird counts give scientists climate clues

Annual bird counts give scientists climate clues

Where are the wild turkeys? Why were no black rails found? What about fox sparrows and the 13 other species that are commonly counted on the preserve? Where have they gone?

January 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Care for dry grass now or replace it later

Care for dry grass now or replace it later

Fall is the best time to prepare lawns for the next growing season by mowing, raking, aerating and fertilizing. The game plan changes, though, if drought-stressed grass has been dormant for a long time. In that case, preparation escalates into repair.

October 10, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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August 18, 2012 12:00 am

Jasper, LaPorte counties now qualify for federal disaster loans

INDIANAPOLIS | The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared a natural disaster in two more of Indiana's 92 counties due to the lingering drought.

August 01, 2012 3:38 pm

State calls for voluntary water conservation

As the drought continues, five Indiana government agencies are working to reduce Hoosiers’ consumption of water by at least 10 percent.

July 28, 2012 10:00 pm
Gary urban garden growing despite drought

Gary urban garden growing despite drought

GARY | Despite soaring temperatures, a Gary urban farm is holding its own against the heat.

July 28, 2012 8:45 pm Photos

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St. John asking residents to help reduce water use

ST. JOHN | Businesses already have been asked to reduce how often they water lawns, and town officials are hoping residents will cut back on sprinkling, too.

July 28, 2012 7:15 pm
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July 23, 2012 12:00 am
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July 20, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup a satisfying easy summer recipe

FROM the FARM: Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup a satisfying easy summer recipe

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

July 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: A reason to be thankful for this season's blueberries

FROM the FARM: A reason to be thankful for this season's blueberries

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

July 11, 2012 12:00 am
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July 05, 2012 12:00 am

State won't aid fireworks dealers

INDIANAPOLIS | Fireworks retailers whose Fourth of July sales have been a dud due to drought-induced local fireworks bans shouldn't look to state government to add some sparkle to their bottom line.

July 03, 2012 2:05 pm
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