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New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

Farming is hip in New England.

August 26, 2014 12:28 pm
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
Rains wash away hopes of good corn crop in NWI

Rains wash away hopes of good corn crop in NWI

While time will tell whether cooler temperatures have hurt corn yields across the state, most region farmers already know heavy rains here drowned out hopes of a good crop.

July 30, 2014 12:45 pm Photos

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Local grain farmers say plantings off to a good start

Local grain farmers say plantings off to a good start

Farm fields are greening up as young corn and beans shoot upward in the beginning of a growing season viewed with optimism after a late start for some local grain farmers.

June 17, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Easy 'No Peek Stew' perfect for hearty Father's Day appetites

FROM the FARM: Easy 'No Peek Stew' perfect for hearty Father's Day appetites

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Region views on agriculture

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Melissa Gill, Highland | "Yes. I believe our local farmers use less pesticides than our commercial farmers. I don't buy because my husband does all of the cooking."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Yuuai Guzman, Valparaiso | "I don't which one is, but my grandparents were farmers. I have trust in the small farm produced rather than commercial. I still eat commercially grown, but I trust the homegrown more."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Kristy Evans, Portage | "Probably farm grown. I like the organics. I'm just learning about nutrition, and I find that much of the produce is now washed so that helps."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Barbara Waxman, Munster | "I think locally grown tastes better. Our farms and orchards are better. Blueberries, tomatoes and other seasonal fruits and vegetables certainly taste better."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Alison Hanania, Orland Park | "Yes, it didn't have to be shipped so far. It keeps its vitamins and minerals and also supports our local farmers."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

"Do you think locally grown produce is healthier?"

Barry Levin, Schererville | "I would hope so. I'm assuming they're growing their produce organically. I think organics are better health-wise."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
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

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
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