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May 30, 2014 4:18 pm
Bobby Hayden, Eagle Rock Farm in Hebron

Bobby Hayden, Eagle Rock Farm in Hebron

Bobby Hayden walks with his dog, Carly, in a corn field on the land he and his father Jerry farm at Eagle Rock Farm, in Hebron. Local farmers are unsure about how this winter's weather will affect their crop this year.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
Bobby Hayden, Eagle Rock Farm in Hebron

Bobby Hayden, Eagle Rock Farm in Hebron

Jerry Hayden peels off a protective cover from a round bale of hay as he feeds cattle on the Eagle Rock Farm where he and his son Bobby also grow corn, soy beans and wheat. Local farmers are unsure about how this winter's weather will affect their crop this year.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
Drones could soon be used for agriculture

Drones could soon be used for agriculture

With all the high-tech equipment available today, Old McDonald probably isn't just farming. He's doing precision agriculture.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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
Course record falls at Chicago Marathon

Course record falls at Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO | Picturesque conditions led to a record-setting day at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday morning.

October 13, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

MERRILLVILLE | Consumers have started to feel confident enough to buy big-ticket items again, including cars and homes, but Northwest Indiana business leaders remain concerned about jobs.

July 20, 2013 3:20 pm Related

Hobart board gives farmer 30 more days for cleanup

HOBART | The Board of Works is giving a Hobart farmer until Aug. 16 to complete cleanup of his formerly debris-littered, unsafe property, town officials said.

July 19, 2013 7:00 pm
FROM the FARM: Corn a favorite staple of both Crown Point and farm folk

FROM the FARM: Corn a favorite staple of both Crown Point and farm folk

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am
Local farmers markets provide a link between customer, farmer

Local farmers markets provide a link between customer, farmer

Javier Verduzco grows vegetables on his and his wife's 5-acre farm in Hobart to sell at the city's Summer Market.

June 13, 2013 3:11 pm
Chester Potempa in Farm Strawberry Patch on June 11, 2013

Chester Potempa in Farm Strawberry Patch on June 11, 2013

Chester Potempa, 83, father of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, picks strawberries on Tuesday in his new farm patch, which includes a frame of invading peppermint plants, in foreground.

June 12, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart farmer given July 17 deadline to clean up Grand Boulevard property

HOBART | The Board of Public Works gave farmer Robert Berndt a July 17 deadline to clean up his house in the 6800 block of Grand Boulevard.

May 16, 2013 6:30 pm

Hobart farmer ordered to present cleanup plan to board by May 15

HOBART | Farmer Robert Berndt was told by the Board of Public Works to return May 15 with a cleanup schedule for his property in hand.

April 21, 2013 8:15 pm

Hobart board to hear update on property cleanup

HOBART | The Hobart Board of Public Works will receive a progress update Wednesday on the property of farmer Robert Berndt.

April 14, 2013 8:05 pm

Local farmer to address pork industry

VALPARAISO | Tim Belstra of Belstra Milling Co. in DeMotte will address the Valparaiso Rotary Club at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Strongbow Inn, at 2405 E U.S. 30 in Valparaiso.

April 10, 2013 3:29 pm

Hobart board orders cleanup of 80-year-old farmer's property

HOBART | The Board of Public Works told Robert Berndt it has given him ample time to clean up his debris-littered, unsafe home and farm.

September 21, 2012 7:30 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Egg legislation is good for consumers, animals, farmers

How often do you hear people say, “That’s a great idea!” about things happening in Congress? Probably not that often. But one of the most recent bills introduced in Congress is something to support if you eat at least one of the 76 billion eggs America’s hens produce each year.

June 16, 2012 12:00 am
FROM THE FARM: Local cooks show off their culinary chops

FROM THE FARM: Local cooks show off their culinary chops

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 12, 2011 12:00 am
FROM THE FARM: Homemade beef pot pie a hearty answer for cold weather hunger

FROM THE FARM: Homemade beef pot pie a hearty answer for cold weather hunger

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 05, 2011 12:00 am
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