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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
FROM the FARM: Farm neighbor followed parents' gardening know-how

FROM the FARM: Farm neighbor followed parents' gardening know-how

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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AGRICULTURE: Corn, soy prices down; food purchasing up

AGRICULTURE: Corn, soy prices down; food purchasing up

In agriculture, trends are key. Farmers keep an eye on them to make informed decisions about what to plant, how to plant it, how much to spend and other factors, Porter County farmer Tim Stoner said.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Video
Economist challenges idea of aging farmer crisis

Economist challenges idea of aging farmer crisis

Agriculture economists have long warned that farmers are getting old and staying on their land longer, delaying the turnover to a younger generation.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am

Culver's gives back to families through partnership

Culver’s of Valparaiso has partnered with Morgan Twp. and Kouts high school Future Farmers of America chapter and Culver’s of Schererville has partnered with Lowell High School FFA as part of a nationwide effort to thank the family farmers on which the restaurants depend.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana's 'rare' location leads to ideal growing conditions

To some parts of the country, corn belt states are known as flyover states. As people jet from coast to coast, the land below looks like swaths of brown, gold and green.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am Related
FROM the FARM: Farm neighbor was dedicated to kitchen craft

FROM the FARM: Farm neighbor was dedicated to kitchen craft

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
Mother Nature, equipment help farmers plant crops in record time

Mother Nature, equipment help farmers plant crops in record time

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.

May 31, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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FROM the FARM: Reader buys soap for her squirrels

FROM the FARM: Reader buys soap for her squirrels

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

May 01, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Raccoon up to mischief in farm chicken coop

FROM the FARM: Raccoon up to mischief in farm chicken coop

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

April 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Web series will help farmers reach new markets

LAPORTE | Farmers interested in reaching new local food markets but who are unable to attend a daylong workshop can get the same information through an online series.

March 06, 2013 2:09 pm
Lake Station launches new farmers market

Lake Station launches new farmers market

"Garden flowers" made from repurposed materials stand on display Wednesday at the Garden Art booth during the first Lake Station farmers market.

May 24, 2012 12:00 am
Lake Station launches new farmers market

Lake Station launches new farmers market

Red bell peppers are offered for sale at the La Bodega booth Wednesday during the first Lake Station farmers market.

May 24, 2012 12:00 am
Lake Station launches new farmers market

Lake Station launches new farmers market

Cheylyn Henry, 9, of New Chicago, did face — and camera lens — painting Wednesday during the first day of the Lake Station farmers market. Cheylyn worked with her mother, Devon Kovacik, at the Red Balloon booth, an environmentally friendly charity that supports the community through scholars…

May 24, 2012 12:00 am
Lake Station launches new farmers market

Lake Station launches new farmers market

Victoria Ramirez, 3, peers over a basket of red peppers while helping her mother, Maria, at the La Bodega fruit and vegetable stand Wednesday at Lake Station's first farmers market. The market will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 26.

May 24, 2012 12:00 am
Lake Station launches new farmers market

Lake Station launches new farmers market

The inaugural Lake Station farmers market featured fruit and vegetables, art made with re-purposed items, Italian ice, Mexican food and more.

May 24, 2012 12:00 am
Lake Station launches new farmers market

Lake Station launches new farmers market

A gentle breeze blew spinng little pinwheels created from plastic soft drink bottles Wednesday at the first Lake Station farmers market. The Garden Art booth operated by Tonya Lea and Lacey Finchum, both of Lake Station, featured creations like the pinwheels made from re-purposed items.

May 24, 2012 12:00 am
FROM THE FARM: Pink Champagne Cake Perfect 'Bubbly' Recipe to Welcome 2012

FROM THE FARM: Pink Champagne Cake Perfect 'Bubbly' Recipe to Welcome 2012

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 28, 2011 12:00 am

Higher yields for local farmers don't necessarily mean higher profits

After a late planting season for many local farmers, nature delivered enough of what was needed to raise better than expected yields, but that doesn't necessarily mean better than average profits, they say.

December 14, 2011 12:00 am
Downtown Hobart farmers market

Downtown Hobart farmers market

All Souped Up's Laine Kasarda, of Valparaiso, uses her 327 Chevorlet small-block V-8 engine grill to cook up steak and other goodies Thursday at the downtown Hobart Farmers Market.

July 07, 2011 7:25 pm
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