The communities Midwest farmers live in and the businesses that supply them with seeds, fertilizer, equipment and services are struggling as credit conditions steadily deteriorate in a fragile rural economy.
Across Indiana and the nation, hospitals are rolling out new programs to cut energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprints. In the process, they hope to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in the form of lower utility bills.
Indiana had been named a top-three finalist to become the new home of the USDA's Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. But the USDA announced Thursday that it had selected the Kansas City region for the new location.
The latest crop report shows Indiana trailing most states in corn and soybean planting. The Trump administration is keeping the door open for farmers who can't plant crops this season to receive aid payments.