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  • Corn growers 'pump' for higher demand
    The National Corn Growers Association is going into the gas pump business. The commodity group is working with service station chains and even manufacturers of pumps in order to expand sales of ethanol. 
  • Soy association has full plate for 2015
    Biotech approval, infrastructure improvement and pressure from the Environmental Protection Agency are main issues the American Soybean Association will tackle this year. And despite the challenges, there are some things to celebrate, said Stephen Censky, ASA’s chief executive officer. 
  • Good food starts with good soil, grower says
    Lori Schneider grew up on a farm in Oregon, so the agriculture world feels like home to her. Schneider, owner of organic farm Barefoot Acres in Rolling Prairie, started farming to provide her family with healthy food. 
  • Restaurant devoted to local farms, businesses
    Guests who walk into Spire Farm to Fork Cuisine are sure to be greeted with three things: a warm welcome, unique menu and cozy atmosphere. The restaurant features American cuisine with an international twist. 
  • County fairs can host food drives this summer
    The Indiana State Fair and Dow AgroSciences have joined forces to implement the Farmers Care County Food Drive this year. The goal of Farmers Care is to raise awareness of local hunger needs and help feed Hoosiers impacted by hunger. 
  • Official touts need to renew Trade Promotion Authority
    U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Phil Karsting recently made a stop in Indiana to talk trade in agriculture with farmers and organizations. 
  • Indiana poised to be leader in local foods movement
    David King believes that the local foods movement has potential to change Indiana’s economy for the better. King, local foods program manager at Indiana State Department of Agriculture, started at ISDA last November. 
  • Roots of cover crop impact go deep
    When farmers plant cover crops on their fields, what happens below ground can be more important than what’s above ground. 
  • Farm Bureau works on priority issues at Statehouse
    The public policy team at Indiana Farm Bureau is busy representing the interests of Hoosier farmers at the Statehouse. With policy goals ranging from lowering property taxes to protecting water rights, there is a lot of work to be done. 
  • Study: Farmers and scientists divided over climate change
    Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows. 
  • Dairymen looking at lower prices this year
    Milk sales set records in 2014, but plummeting prices are forcing some dairy farmers to spill the surplus down the drain. Already disheartened by the current glut, which is due to global factors and overproduction, dairy farmers say they worry that futures markets predict dwindling prices in 2015. 
  • North Dakota dairy farms disappear
    A drop in the number of North Dakota dairy farms — from 350 in 2000 to 91 today — has led to scrutiny of a state law that allows only family members to form farming corporations. 
  • Purdue research drives local economy
    It’s no coincidence that Purdue University fought hard to keep professor Philip Low when he was nearly lured away for another position five years ago. It’s high-profile faculty members such as Low who the university count on to keep a steady influx of research grants. 
  • Agronomist named to EPA Science Advisory Board
    Purdue University professor of agronomy Sylvie Brouder has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board. 
  • Focus on what's most important for farm operation
    Have you ever attempted to find one person in a large crowd of people? Imagine that you aren’t sure which direction they are coming from, or which way they are heading now. You must find them only by listening for the sound of their voice in the crowd. 

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