Family-owned Beck’s unfazed by multinational seed rivals
A seed is an appropriate metaphor for Beck’s Hybrids, while its competitors in the fast-consolidating farm-seed industry might be compared to the towering plant in Jack and the Beanstalk.Read More
China to remove tariffs on some U.S. products, but not corn, soybeans
China extended an olive twig, rather than a branch, to the United States in their trade war Wednesday, announcing it would exempt 16 American-made products from tariffs as a sign of goodwill ahead of talks scheduled for next month.Read More
Farmers’ loyalty to Trump tested over new corn-ethanol rules
The trigger wasn’t Trump’s China tariffs, but the waivers the administration granted this month to 31 oil refineries so they don’t have to blend ethanol into their gasoline.Read More
New Swine Barn at state fairgrounds could host events year-round
The $50 million project, which Gov. Eric Holcomb has suggested be funded through the state’s reserves, would demolish most of the existing structure and replace it with a new 170,000-square-foot, climate-controlled facility that will be called the Fall Creek Pavilion.Read More
Fishers-based Aggressively Organic Inc., an agricultural technology company that focuses on alleviating food insecurity, announced plans in 2017 to hire 200 people by the end of 2021.
Dean Foods, America’s biggest milk processor, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday amid a decades-long drop-off in U.S. milk consumption blamed on changing trends and a growing variety of alternatives.
The company says Sotero Ramirez and Robert Lemon downloaded thousands of files of valuable and confidential information in the days leading up to their resignations, amounting to theft of company property and a violation of their non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.
Naples, Florida-based Cormo USA is is set to make its mark in the world of peat moss, and the agricultural technology firm thinks Rushville is the place to do it. The company projects local employment will hit 250 by 2025.
It’s a move that many states have awaited so they can begin widespread hemp production.
Some Indiana farmers have started harvesting their first legal crop of hemp without knowing whether it will prove to be lucrative.
Agriculture commodity groups and some farmers expressed frustration and anger Wednesday with a rule released by the Environmental Protection Agency that they said fails to uphold a promise President Donald Trump made 12 days ago.
A deal should win back benefits American farmers lost when President Donald Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office.
Administration officials agreed to the broad contours of a renewable fuel plan, including further moves to encourage the use of E15 gasoline containing 15% ethanol, beyond the 10% variety common across the U.S.
Deputy Mayor Leah McGrath told IBJ the city and Brandywine mutually agreed to “discontinue” their partnership after the city’s vision for the park grew beyond Mayor Scott Fadness’ early concept.
The owner of a western Indiana ethanol plant is blaming its shutdown on the Trump administration’s decision to allow some refineries to not blend ethanol with gasoline as required under federal law.
An agreement would ease investor pressure over massive litigation exposure the German drug and chemical giant took on with its $63 billion purchase of the weedkiller’s maker, Monsanto Co.
FBI special agent Craig Moringiello told IBJ “we have a tremendous infrastructure in place in this state for agricultural innovation, and that makes us a target.”
In the U.S. last year, the median age for domestic farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers was 56.4 years old. That’s the highest median age of any major occupation tracked by the government’s Current Population Survey for which data was available.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is seeking federal disaster aid for farmers across most of Indiana for crop losses caused by flooding and excessive rainfall during the planting season.
Recipients defended the payouts, saying they didn’t cover their losses from the trade war, and they were legally entitled to them.
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.
The salmon produced by AquaBounty are the first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption in the United States.