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Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Times computer-assisted analysis of state, federal and local data shows.
HAMMOND | A father-son team of Gary grocery store operators filed plea agreements in federal court Friday, admitting to stealing from the federally funded food stamp program, court records show.
HAMMOND | The owner of a Gary grocery store pleaded guilty Friday to defrauding the federal food stamps program of about $60,000, court records state.
Forget what you think you know about the utility of the marijuana plant. If we can all stop snickering for a moment and clear our heads of the visions of smoke-clouded VW vans or dorm rooms, the industrial hemp from marijuana plants is looking more and more like a viable cash crop for the Ho…
The farm bill is the best example of Washington’s dysfunction, waste and deception.
Today is the last day of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 18-24). But we all know both hunger and homelessness will continue to confront us day after day after day. It's not going away just because the week dedicated to awareness has ended.
As the focus turns from the manufactured shutdown/default crisis in Congress to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, there is one thing Hoosiers should focus on. Indiana is not a healthy state.
HAMMOND | One operator of a Gary convenience store has agreed to plead guilty to defrauding the federal government's food stamp program of more than $400,000.
You probably won't hear the word "gross" from kids who attend the Southlake YMCA's no-bake cooking class.
HOBART | The School City of Hobart and the federal government are offering free meals to children 18 years and younger at several sites through Aug. 10.
PORTAGE | The cost of a school lunch likely will increase by a nickel for the 2012-13 school year.
VALPARAISO | The city is getting a little help from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in its battle with the emerald ash borer.
The assessed values of farmland for property taxes have been rising. Mostly this is because of increases in the "base rate" per acre of farmland. But now, another element of the assessment calculation, the "soil productivity factors," might rise as well.
As couples across Indiana, and across the country, celebrate Valentine's Day today by presenting chocolates, candies and other sweets to their sweethearts, we are reminded once again of the sour effect the U.S. sugar program has on businesses and consumers.
When considering a current hot topic in agriculture that I could address in this column, I only needed to look at what my fellow "aggies" were posting about on their Facebook pages.
LOWELL | Lake County farmers don't want to see their Farm Service Agency office in Crown Point closed, and they made that clear Wednesday during a nearly two-hour public hearing.
Earlier this week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out his priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill. This bill is about a whole lot more than farming: it's about supporting the jobs of the future, it's about keeping pace with the changing needs of agriculture and rural America, and it's…
A team of rural communities in Porter, LaPorte, Jasper and Starke counties has been selected for a federal program that will help the communities create economic development plans.
If you ever had an economics class, the phrase "supply and demand" might sound familiar to you, but when you're pacing the aisles of the grocery store, do you ever think back to those days when you were sitting in your econ class doodling in your notebook?
The Newton County Rural Electric Membership Coalition will receive an electric loan guarantee, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's office has reported.
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