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  • GOP Senate candidates talk ag
    U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Howe, and Eric Holcomb, candidates for U.S. Senate, may both have conservative political views — but their views on pressing agricultural issues are unique. 
  • Stream Cliff Farm offers relaxing visit
    Friendly faces, colorful flowers, food and wine greet visitors when they arrive at Stream Cliff Farm in Jennings County. 
  • National FFA Convention returns to Indy
    A bevy of blue and gold jackets will swarm Indianapolis when the National FFA Convention returns to the Hoosier state 2016 to 2024. The news that the convention would be returning to Indianapolis for nine years was announced July 15 at a press conference at the National FFA Organization headquarters. 
  • Quality, education at core of Sechler’s Pickles
    When cucumbers arrive at Sechler’s Pickles, they are graded into different sizes before they are sorted into fresh-pack pickles. 
  • Run for Indiana Corn Growers Association board
    The challenges farmers face from legislative and regulatory actions continue to mount. This makes the role Indiana Corn Growers Association plays even more important for the state’s corn farmers. 
  • Soil in Northern China drying out
    An important agricultural region in China is drying out, and increased farming may be more to blame than rising temperatures and less rain, according to a study spanning 30 years of data. 
  • CountryMark raises $54K for Guard families
    CountryMark’s Fueling Freedom event  raised more than $54,000 to support local National Guard Family Readiness Groups. “We get really excited about this event because it is our opportunity to give back to local National Guard soldiers and their families,” said Jon Lantz, CountryMark vice president of marketing. 
  • USDA girds for possible bird flu return this fall
    Two top veterinary officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and farmers affected by the bird flu outbreak said it will take increased surveillance, improved farm security and more money to fight off a possible fall return of the disease that devastated chicken and turkey flocks. 
  • Minnesota joins hemp crop push
    A once-banished crop could soon sprout legally again in select Minnesota farm fields: hemp plants that lead to oils, lotions, seeds, rope fibers and other industrial uses.  
  • Ag industry sees need for immigration reform
    Immigration reform is a contentious, often emotional, topic for many Americans. But for U.S. agriculture, it’s mainly a labor issue. 
  • Sorghum proves sweet for FFA member
    Seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn Elliott understands the hard work and dedication that goes into making sorghum. After all, her family has been doing it for at least four generations on their Gravel Switch farm, and the Boyle County teen is continuing that tradition. 
  • Ag land market continues gradual decline
    While current land values have generally trended lower this past year in comparison to the sharp increases of recent years, results of farm and ranch income at year’s end could shift land market dynamics, reported Farmers National Co. 
  • Nominations sought for Hovde Award
    Purdue Extension is accepting nominations for the 2015 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, given to a Purdue University faculty or staff member who has contributed to the improvement of rural Indiana. 
  • Don’t get ticked off; get smart
    Lyme disease makes the headlines but there are plenty of additional reasons to avoid tick bites. New research highlights the latest in a growing list of tick-borne threats — a distant relative of Lyme that’s easy to confuse with other illnesses. 
  • Lieutenant governors from across U.S. visit Glass Barn
    Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann welcomed lieutenant governors from around the U.S. to Indianapolis for the National Lt. Governors Association annual conference. The visitors had breakfast and a tour of the Glass Barn at the Indiana State Fair. 

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