Corn, soybeans and wheat have dropped in price nationally, while rainfall in the Region has led to inconsistency among local crops.
Limited supply has driven up the cost of meat, with no expected drop in the near future.
Local farmers are starting their planting operations with optimism for the growing season.
The stock market soared last year, as did some commodity prices, such as for eggs, milk and vegetables.
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.
This week on "Lakeshore Focus," airing on Lakeshore Public Television, host Keith Kirkpatrick will be joined by state Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, and state Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond.
This week on "Lakeshore Focus," airing on Lakeshore Public Television, host Keith Kirkpatrick will be joined by Leigh Morris, chairman of the Regional Development Authority, and Tina Rongers, president of Karnerblue Era.
On Oct. 9, the Quality of Life Indicators Report was released. An excellent tool for initiating dialogue, the report has shown time after time, it truly can be difficult to measure perceptions related to the 10 indicators. It is that challenge I would like to ask you to help us address.
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