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July 25, 2017
Roads, bridges a nightmare for some Hoosier farmers

Shelby County Farm Bureau member Phil Ramsey, along with Indiana Farm Bureau director of state government relations Justin Schneider, and INFB vice president Kendell Culp speak about the need for--as well as their hopes for--the state's new five-year road funding plan. READ MORE

July 20, 2017
Indiana ag chief tapped to be USDA's first trade undersecretary

Indiana Farm Bureau president Randy Kron is encouraged by both Indiana State Department of Agriculture director Ted McKinney's selection as USDA undersecretary for trade and the creation of the position itself. Kron believes McKinney is more than up to the challenge and that the level of the position will figure prominently in increasing ag trade opportunities overseas. READ MORE

July 11, 2017
Rural health care in the digital age

Indiana Farm Bureau convened a panel of experts at their Ag Policy Outlook member conference on June 27 to discuss two of the top rural challenges: healthcare and rural broadband access. The panelists: Indiana House Rep. Sharon Negele; Cullen McCarty, Smithville Communications; Don Kelso, Indiana Rural Healthcare and Andy Van Zee, Indiana Hospital Association discussed current efforts to address the issues, how they are interconnected and plans moving forward. READ MORE

July 03, 2017
Crop insurance a top priority for Indiana Farm Bureau

Indiana Farm Bureau hosted an Agriculture Policy Outlook for members on June 27. Top of mind for many Hoosier farmers was crop insurance. Both American Farm Bureau's chief economist and deputy executive director, public policy Bob Young and senior director, congressional relations Mary Kay Thatcher addressed the priority topic as they provided insight into the U.S. and ag economies and the 2018 farm bill. READ MORE

June 30, 2017
Your holiday cookout costs less this year:

According to the Indiana Farm Bureau's annual market basket survey, Hoosiers should expect to pay roughly $5 per person on summer cookout ingredients. READ MORE

June 26, 2017
Ag industry puts heads together for strategic plan

Indiana Farm Bureau leadership and staff, including president Randy Kron, vice president Kendell Culp and director, state government relations Justin Schneider, participated in the launch of the ten-year Indiana Agriculture Strategic Plan on June 26, 2017. READ MORE

June 21, 2017
Indiana corn farmers hope sugar deal keeps syrup trade sweet

National government relations director Bob White of Indiana Farm Bureau expresses hope that a tentative U.S. - Mexico sugar trade agreement will preserve Indiana corn syrup exports. READ MORE

June 16, 2017
Dow-DuPont merger's DOJ approval raises seed competition concerns

Bob White, Indiana Farm Bureau's director of national government relations, identifies potential impact of Dow-DuPont merger on Hoosier farmers: seed selection and price. READ MORE

June 13, 2017
Hoosier picked to head new rural development position at USDA

Indiana Farm Bureau's Katrina Hall, along with other state ag leaders, are pleased with USDA Secretary's selection of fellow Hoosier Anne Hazlett to lead reorganized Rural Development Department. READ MORE

June 03, 2017
Farmers are working overtime to make up for weak spring

The Haydens--father, Jerry and sons, Matt and Bobby--talk about life on their family farming operation in northwest Indiana. READ MORE

May 31, 2017
Trump's budget targets rural Indiana despite overwhelming support

Indiana Farm Bureau president Randy Kron speaks about member concerns regarding the 2018 proposed federal budget limits on crop insurance subsidies. READ MORE

May 25, 2017
Farm Bureau donates books to libraries

Jackson County Farm Bureau president Marjorie Bishop and education and outreach coordinator Brenda Ault donated copies of the Indiana Farm Bureau Book of the Year, The Kid Who Changed the World, to the Brownstown Elementary School, Lutheran Central School and the Brownstown Public Library. READ MORE

May 19, 2017
Recent rains force central Indiana farmers to replant crops

Johnson County Indiana Farm Bureau president Chris Hendricks talks about the decisions farmers face when inclement weather affects planting season. READ MORE

May 19, 2017
Farmers play waiting game

With only 56 percent of Indiana's corn crop planted as of May 11, Hoosier farmers, like Allen County Indiana Farm Bureau president Roger Hadley, are contemplating their next steps. READ MORE

May 19, 2017
Only 56 percent of Indiana's corn crop planted

Indiana corn farmers, like Allen County Farm Bureau president Roger Hadley, have faced several spring weather challenges. Rain has delayed planting; while cold and unseasonal heat have hindered development of seeds and plants. READ MORE

May 15, 2017
Indiana farm leadership talks trade with USDA's Perdue

Indiana Farm Bureau president Randy Kron and vice president Kendell Culp and other Hoosier farmers were invited to Cincinnati to meet with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue, and be on hand as he made a major announcement about the restructuring of the USDA. READ MORE

April 27, 2017
Holcomb signs historic road funding bill into law

Indiana road funding bill becomes law with Governor Holcomb's signature. The fully-funded infrastructure program is the largest in the state's history. READ MORE

April 26, 2017
Cost of groceries in Indiana falls 14 percent in last year

Results of American Farm Bureau's Spring 2017 Market Basket survey--showing cost of 16 standard grocery items had decreased by 14 percent since last year--is good news, bad news for Hoosier farmers. READ MORE

April 26, 2017
Farm Bureau grocery survey shows big drop in food prices

Indiana Farm Bureau's Spring 2017 Market Basket survey of 16 food items is the lowest it's been since the survey adopted its current shopping list in since 2012. READ MORE

April 25, 2017
Indiana General Assembly passes historic road funding legislation

Indiana Farm Bureau pleased with 2017 Indiana Legislative session results as goal of long-term sustainable road funding is realized. READ MORE