Farmers in Indiana and Michigan are preparing to start growing hemp as a legal agricultural commodity following the declassification of industrial hemp as a narcotic with the passage of the federal Farm Bill in 2018.
A plan to move U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers out of Washington, D.C., has thrown two small but influential science agencies into upheaval. Indiana is one of three finalists to land the agencies.
Company’s emphasis on sweet wines has helped make Oliver the largest Hoosier winery (by far) and the 44th-largest in the United States.
U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show just 6% of this year's expected corn crop was planted as of May 12, far below the five-year average of 57%.
On Monday, President Donald Trump told reporters that a new program to relieve U.S. farmers’ pain is being devised and predicted that they will be “very happy.”
Mexico’s Economy Department said Tuesday that U.S. consumers could pay 38% to 70% more for tomatoes if the U.S. Commerce Department re-imposes anti-dumping duties on Mexican imports.
Indiana’s short-listed proposal—submitted by Purdue University and state officials—was one of 136 received by the USDA last year from 35 states. Relocating the two research divisions to Indiana could bring 570 federal jobs.
The facility would process maize straw from as many as 150,000 acres of cornfields annually into a peat moss substitute for agriculture and foam products for material science uses.
The Atlanta-based company said the expansion would double its processing capacity and add 56 jobs over the next few years.
The Environmental Protection Agency reaffirmed Tuesday that a popular weed killer is safe for people, as legal claims mount from Americans who blame the herbicide for their cancer.
AgriNovus Indiana’s Ag+Bio+Science Startup Showcase is growing faster than a corn stalk in June.
In its third year, the showcase attracted a record number of attendees, sponsors and participants for its pitch contest.
The Kosciusko County farmer will be based in Rome representing the United States at the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. President Donald Trump nominated Tom for the position last year.
The construction of the plant in southwestern Indiana is still on course following the resolution of a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service, the facility's developers said.
The trend likely will bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday.
U.S. regulators on Friday gave the green light to salmon genetically modified to grow about twice as fast as normal, but the company behind it may face legal challenges before the fish can be sold domestically.
The nation's farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and a backlash from foreign buyers over President Donald Trump's tariffs.
The panel voted 9-3 to defeat a bill that would have given the Indiana Department of Environmental Management more authority to deny permits to huge farms known as “confined feeding operations.”
The number of wine wholesalers in Indiana has dwindled from hundreds to a couple of dozen. That has raised concerns for small wineries that might not produce enough wine to attract a major distributor.