Mitch Frazier succeeds Brad Chambers, who took the role of Indiana secretary of commerce in August.
Beck’s opens world-class soybean tower in $62M expansion
The 10-story tower in northern Hamilton County is one of the largest soybean processing towers in the world, capable of processing three million bushels of soybeans annually, doubling Beck’s processing at the location.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Climate change could scorch and soak Indiana while reshaping key industries, Purdue center says
Indiana isn’t seeing the intense heat waves and flash-flooding that other parts of the world are experiencing this summer, but models show our winters will dwindle, our summers will have many more days above 95ºF and rainfall will continue to increase.Read More
Indiana Grown ready to reconnect at Monumental Marketplace
After the pandemic prevented Indiana Grown from putting on its annual Monumental Marketplace in 2020, the one-day event is set return to Monument Circle on June 18. More than 75 vendors are expected to attend the event.Read More
Entrepreneur starts hydroponics container farm on vacant urban lot
DeMario Vitalis, a descendant of cotton-plantation slaves and sharecroppers, sees ironic ties between his family’s past and his farm ownership.Read More
A perfect storm of events—from extreme weather and plant shutdowns to new government sanctions—have hit the chemical fertilizer market this year, slamming farmers already buckling under the strain of rising costs to produce food.
Two of the industry’s biggest poultry companies have agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused them and several other firms of conspiring to dominate the industry and fix the prices paid to farmers who raise the chickens.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to announce Monday morning that benefit amounts for the program, formerly known as food stamps, will rise an average of 25% above pre-pandemic levels.
The new rule that will make it easier for farmers to sue companies they contract with over unfair, discriminatory or deceptive practices.
The pigs at the Indiana State Fair are officially getting a new place to stay after the state released $50 million to replace the almost century-old swine barn with a multiuse facility that will also be able to host large sporting events.
Five of JBS’ largest beef plants in the United States ceased processing because of the attack, knocking out almost one-fifth of the country’s beef production capacity.
It’s hard to overstate how bizarre the past two seasons have been for farmers, who for the previous six years had repeatedly produced near-record harvests but saw little profit because prices were so low.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said he found the “additional layer of government unnecessary and confusing.”
Chris Jackson is teaming with former Indianapolis Colts punter Hunter Smith to open the high-end campground next month.
In addition to fueling the economy and driving revenue generating potential for the school and researchers, pushing research to the commercial realm also benefits students.
AppHarvest—an indoor farming company backed by Indianapolis-based Novus Capital Corp. and celebrity Martha Stewart—thinks the agriculture sector is ripe for disruption. And now, its tomatoes are ripe for eating.
Founded in 2018, Agrozen Life Sciences has diversified its offerings to include federally certified laboratory testing and plans to ramp up plant cultivation at its new digs.
Founded in 2013, Advanced Agrilytics provides farmers with data and strategies on seeding rates, fertility applications and in-season crop management.
Christmas tree growers say business is booming, as families seek out safe ways to celebrate the holiday, get out of the house and add some joy to what has been a bummer of a year.
The company announced Thursday that it plans to spend $10.5 million to relocate its global headquarters, expand operations and add 60 employees over the next three years.
The incoming administration is widely expected to embrace a more multinational approach to U.S. trade policy, moving away from the “America first” strategy embraced by President Trump.
The ruling centers on AquaBounty’s salmon, which are genetically modified to grow faster than normal salmon. After clearing other regulatory hurdles. AquaBounty began growing the fish in indoor tanks at an Indiana plant last year.