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  • Demand for homegrown food systems rises
    An estimated $18 billion is spent on food each year in Indiana. Of that amount, only $26 million is spent on locally grown foods via farmers markets, farm stands and other venues. 
  • Purdue industrial hemp pilot project fires up
    A milestone in Indiana’s journey toward growing industrial hemp was reached when officials made plans for hemp research projects to be conducted at Purdue University. 
  • Seminar urges growers to tell their story
    Consumers have become more and more interested in food production and finding out how food is grown. The information they receive often may cause confusion over best practices. 
  • Tips for making your fruit trees survive and thrive
    If you’re thinking about planting an apple tree this spring, there are a few things to keep in mind to improve your chances for success. 
  • USDA: More than half of dairy operations enroll
    More than 23,000 of the nation’s dairy operations — over half of all dairy farms in America — have enrolled in the new safety-net program created by the 2014 farm bill, known as the Margin Protection Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced. 
  • Farmers likely shift to soybeans this year
    Today’s grain prices favor more soybean acres and fewer corn acres, said Jon Cavanaugh, a private grain consultant from Fort Wayne. In fact, there could be as many as 3 million to 4 million more soybean acres and 2 million to 3 million fewer corn acres, Cavanaugh said. 
  • Industry leaders talk food security at Governor's Ag Conference
    Food security is an issue that affects a range of people from those who are hungry to those who are struggling to eat the right thing, which can lead to obesity. 
  • Craft alcohol industry ramps up
    Momentum in the craft spirit industry is bringing out the inner entrepreneur of many Hoosiers. The demand for local brews is higher than ever. In response, more than 100 microbreweries are expected to be in business across Indiana this year. 
  • Indiana's wine and grape industry buds out
    Indiana is known for basketball, racecars and cornfields, but Hoosier wineries are quickly making a name for themselves, as well. 
  • Expert offers tips on reducing stress in livestock
    Some seemingly innocuous things can panic a cow. Most of us would never notice them. But Temple Grandin does. 
  • Take a sip at one of Indiana's newest wineries
    Amid northeastern Indiana’s fields and woodlands, a small vineyard and modern winery sits alongside a well-traveled highway that leads to Fort Wayne. 
  • Data can be asset for farmers, tech guru says
    When it comes to technology on the farm, few people know the arena better than Matt Bechdol, president of data analytics company GeoSilos. 
  • Bane-Welker adds services at Indiana locations
    Bane-Welker Equipment announced that its La Crosse location now is a full Case IH dealership offering parts, sales, service and precision farming. 
  • AgriNews plows into digital field
    AgriNews has you covered. Wherever you are, the popular farm newspaper is there. Get the latest agricultural news in print, at your keyboard and on the go. After launching a redesign of the Illinois and Indiana newspapers last fall, AgriNews now is working to improve its digital offerings. 
  • Farmland values due for a slight decline
    With crop prices at multiyear lows and interest rates expected to inch up over the next few years, a Purdue University agricultural economist believes the decade-long increase in farmland values might soon be over. 

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