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Indiana seeks federal permission to grow hemp

INDIANAPOLIS | The state seed commissioner is wasting no time in trying to win federal approval for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp for industrial purposes.

April 03, 2014 6:30 pm Video Related

Legislature wraps session with busy final day

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.

March 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Proposed quarry sparks debate, but no decision

CROWN POINT | A consultant has recommended Lake County officials deny a drainage permit for the proposed Singleton Stone quarry, but county officials aren't yet ready to act on that advice.

February 19, 2014 7:00 pm
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
Senate panel endorses industrial hemp production

Senate panel endorses industrial hemp production

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's endless rows of corn and soybeans someday may be planted side by side with fields of tall, slender stalks of cannabis.

January 24, 2014 8:10 pm Related

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Potempa talking mint Sunday on NBC

Potempa talking mint Sunday on NBC

Times columnist Philip Potempa will share candy cane peppermint origins and holiday food traditions on the 8 a.m. Sunday NBC 5 Chicago television newscast.

December 21, 2013 12:00 am
60 Something: THE FINAL FRONTIER?

60 Something: THE FINAL FRONTIER?

A white baby goat against grass

December 20, 2013 2:40 pm
More than 100 show up in Valpo to protest GMOs

More than 100 show up in Valpo to protest GMOs

VALPARAISO | Whitney Hibbitts' concerns about genetically modified organisms, called GMOs, first began after she attended the May rally in Chicago where protesters called for clear labeling of food produced using what she describes as "today's accepted experimental growing technology."

October 12, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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Crop dusting grows in popularity

Crop dusting grows in popularity

As the distinct drone of a single-engine aircraft sounds, an airplane drops rapidly toward the earth, then pulls up to spray over the field below it.

August 03, 2013 12:00 pm

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
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
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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LaCrosse High School replanting ag program

LaCrosse High School replanting ag program

Nate Rhodes, a junior at LaCrosse High School, is considering enrolling in the school's agriculture program this fall. Rhodes volunteers at Troxel Dairy Farm.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am
LaCrosse High School replanting ag program

LaCrosse High School replanting ag program

Nate Rhodes, a junior at LaCrosse High School, volunteers at Troxel Dairy Farm where one of his chores is milking the cows. Rhodes is looking forward to the resumption of the school's agriculture program after a year's hiatus.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am
LaCrosse High School replanting ag program

LaCrosse High School replanting ag program

Nate Rhodes, a junior at LaCrosse High School, feeds a calf at Troxel Dairy Farm.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am
LaPorte County farm family honored for 115 years heritage

LaPorte County farm family honored for 115 years heritage

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.

May 11, 2013 1:20 pm Photos

Photos

A return to normal weather means normal crop production

A return to normal weather means normal crop production

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.

April 27, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

Photos

Fewer next-generation farmers grab the reins

Fewer next-generation farmers grab the reins

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.

March 16, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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LaPorte student harvests an Apple for her farming essay

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.

March 05, 2013 4:53 pm

Senate OKs changing constitution to add right to hunt, fish, farm

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposed state constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to hunt, fish and farm is one step closer to being submitted to Hoosier voters for ratification.

February 11, 2013 5:45 pm
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