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  • Livestock expo sees record participation
    Overall entry numbers as well as several breed entries were up this year for the annual North American International Livestock Exposition. 
  • Exhibitors travel near and far to attend livestock expo
    Samantha Ropp, a senior at the University of Illinois, saw success during the North American International Livestock Exposition. 
  • Indiana native finds success in Louisville
    Kelsey Bauer was all smiles after receiving first place in Lightweight Crossbred Class 5 during the junior market swine show at the North American International Livestock Exposition. 
  • Farmer, doctor and chef discuss future of eating
    Chef Spike Gjerde's 14-ounce dry-aged rib-eye has been "a mainstay" on Woodberry Kitchen's menu over the years. The meat, which hails from a farm in Baltimore County, is prepared in a cast iron skillet and is basted with butter, garlic and herbs. 
  • ISDA livestock grants available
    he Indiana State Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for two livestock grants to foster growth within the Hoosier livestock industry. Applications are due by Dec. 1. 
  • Ag leaders partner on precision-planting platform
    AgReliant Genetics LLC, a leader in seed research, production and quality and the third largest corn seed company in the U.S., and Spensa Technologies Inc., a multiplatform agriculture services company based in the Purdue Research Park, signed an agreement that will help growers integrate innovative and precision planting tools with AgReliant hybrid information to improve overall crop production. 
  • Spensa Technologies expands, adds leaders
    An agriscience company that develops and markets precision agricultural technologies is hiring two executives who bring a combined 25 years of experience in IT infrastructure, implementation, training and support. 
  • Fat molecules influence form, function of key protein
    A mysterious space within a protein critical to photosynthesis is filled with fat molecules that influence both the protein’s architecture and electrical properties, according to two recent studies. 
  • Purdue alumni share keys to success
    Meet Christian Layer, a principal engineer and group engineering manager who graduated from Purdue University in 1981. Layer studied agricultural and biological engineering with dreams of one day working for John Deere. However, his path led him down a different road. 
  • Food security equals food availability in many countries
    Food security means different things in different places. Stephen Nicholson, vice president of grain and oilseed with Rabo AgriFinance, said that while in the U.S. the term may conjure up images of harmful bacteria or terrorism, to those in some countries it is a simple matter of supply. 
  • Japanese trade team visits Indiana
    A Japanese trade team spent two days in Indiana to meet with Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and tour agriculture businesses, farms and a grain facility as a part of the 2014 Export Exchange. 
  • GM crops save lives in Asia, consultant says
    Genetic engineering often is depicted as a tool that helps big ag get bigger through increased yields and lower input costs. But James McClaren believes it literally has saved the lives of countless small-acreage farmers. 
  • Q&A: Mike Beard, United Soybean Board farmer-leader
    Mike Beard believes that the agriculture industry needs better communication skills on many levels. That’s why he is involved in several commodity organizations locally and nationally. 
  • Panel finds U.S. in violation of rules
    A decision by the World Trade Organization moves two important U.S. trading partners closer to retaliation on a variety of U.S. products. 
  • Help wanted: Ag educators
    Indiana leaders are implementing programs in an effort to increase the number students enrolling in agriculture education. As a result, ag teachers are needed to carry on the quality agriculture programs throughout the state. 

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