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  • Mixed reviews for national food-labeling law
    Legislation establishing a federal labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients was approved by Congress and awaits President Obama’s anticipated signature.
  • Yeast found to be lichen partner
    For nearly 150 years, lichens have been the model organisms of symbiosis. Now researchers have uncovered an unexpected third partner embedded in the lichen cortex or “skin” — yeast.
  • Process extends shelf life of milk
    A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending by several weeks the shelf life of one of the most common staples.
  • Aug. 1 deadline to enroll for crop coverage
    Julia Wickard, U.S. Department of Agriculture Indiana Farm Service Agency state executive director, reminds farmers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2016.
  • Nominate someone for Purdue ag awards
    Nominations are being accepted for two of the highest awards presented by the Purdue University College of Agriculture to honor professionals who have made significant contributions to society.
  • Lilly donates $400,000 to Indiana FFA
    Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded $399,213 to the Indiana FFA Foundation to launch a Learn-Lead-Succeed project that will use a three-year plan to provide experiential education.
  • Johnson County teens compete for royalty title
    Amid hogs oinking, steers bawling and sheep baaing, 18 young women competed for the title of 2016 Miss Johnson County Fair queen.
  • Soapsmiths share their story
    What happens when three college roomies who like do-it-yourself projects decide to make a bar of soap? They form a body care company with an all-star product lineup.
  • Owners share their soap favorites
    The owners of Soapy Soap Co. have a large line-up of soap on their shelves. Not only do they sell the products for a living, they use them at home, too.
  • Craft your own soap
    The owners of Soapy Soap Co. want to change the way people think about body care. That’s why they created a Kickstarter campaign for a new business idea: build your own soap.
  • Mycogen Seeds car adds POET logo
    Mycogen Seeds and Richard Childress Racing are unveiling a new paint scheme for the No. 3 Mycogen Seeds Chevrolet SS. Austin Dillon will drive the No. 3 Chevrolet on July 24 in the Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
  • Ryobi to expand Indiana operation
    Japan-based Ryobi Limited announced plans to expand its Shelbyville operations, creating up to 150 jobs, as Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb met at the Indiana Statehouse with Hiroshi Urakami, Ryobi chairman.
  • Plenty free to do at the Indiana State Fair
    When the Indiana State Fair comes to town, the AgriNews team gets excited. It’s quite possibly the most exciting two weeks of the year. There’s an abundance of food, interesting people to chat with and lots of stories to be told.
  • Farm grows produce in high tunnels
    There’s more than corn in Indiana, and there’s more than melons at Melon Acres. The family-run farm grows asparagus, cantaloupe, cucumbers, sweet corn and other produce.
  • 5 reasons to feel good about farm fresh eggs
    Eggs are one of nature’s most perfect protein sources. That’s why the average American eats more than 260 eggs each year, according to the American Egg Board.

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