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.
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
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.
The newest U.S. Department of Agriculture report shows 84% percent of Indiana's expected corn crop was planted at the start of this week.
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 Newton County Sheriff's Office said officers were searching for the three suspects in the animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms.
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.
The misdemeanor charges for the beating of animals come amid a public backlash against the popular agritourism destination Fair Oaks Farms.
U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show Indiana is behind every other corn-growing state and almost every soybean-growing state in planting.
State Sen. Travis Holdman questioned the motivations of a group that says it is concerned about animals but didn’t attempt to halt the abuse at Fair Oaks Farm.