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  • IU-funded developer of commercial UAV platform wins
    PrecisionHawk, which collects and processes aerial survey data through sensors mounted on lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles, won one of 10 Indiana Innovation Awards presented at Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis. 
  • Tour highlights importance of river transportation
    Understanding the importance of the country’s waterways was a goal of a recent tour along the Ohio River. 
  • Lawsuits challenge drone rules
    Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency’s ban on commercial drone flights. 
  • New Indy restaurant spotlights locally grown food
    With a combination of rustic and modern decor, Plow and Anchor is a place to try new recipes and indulge in the delicacies of a menu that evolves daily. 
  • ‘Ag-gag’ laws challenged in court
    The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges. 
  • Top 4 takeaways from Farm Bureau policy session
    It may seem hard to believe that 2014 is more than half over, but members of Indiana Farm Bureau are well aware. Delegates met recently to consider policies that will guide them next year. 
  • Noblesville produce on menu at local restaurants
    With the increasing popularity of farmers markets, local food and farm-to-table restaurants, farmers are finding a demand for their homegrown goods. 
  • 5 reasons to fertilize in the fall
    After harvest, farmers have the option of fertilizing fields with potassium and phosphorous in the fall — or waiting until spring. 
  • Zoetis announces conditional licensing for PEDV vaccine
    Pork producers and swine herd veterinarians have one more tool in their toolbox to address PEDV. Zoetis, Inc., based in Florham Park, N.J., announced that the company had obtained conditional licensing for a vaccine for PEDV. 
  • Survey reveals feed connection to PEDV
    Research done by veterinarians at an upper Midwest pork production facility has provided one more piece to the puzzle of PEDV transmission. 
  • OSHA clarifies stance on small-farm inspection
    The Obama administration, bowing to congressional pressure, is assuring Congress and farmers that it doesn’t want to regulate the country’s smallest farms. 
  • Program offers dairy risk protection
    Farmers now can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced. 
  • Purdue specialist: Crop progressing ahead of 2009's
    Indiana corn is developing ahead of the weather-damaged crop of 2009 when similarly wet conditions left much of the grain infected with fungal diseases at harvest, Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen said. 
  • Crop scouting contest offers real-world experience
    Five FFA crops teams recently participated in the Purdue Crops Scouting Competition. Teams practiced for several months over the summer to compete in this first-year event. 
  • Film draws Purdue’s ire
    Purdue University lawyers are looking into a new movie that makes frequent references to the school even though the university refused to grant permission to use official trademarks and logos. 

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