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Senators look to fill USDA leadership roles

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s senators are accepting applications to fill two state-level leadership positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “These leadership positions are vital in supporting Hoosier farmers and communities across rural Indiana,” U.S. Sen. Todd Young said in a statement. “We want to do our part to ensure Indiana remains a […]

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Disaster declaration approved for counties affected by heavy rain and flooding

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Relief is on the horizon for 53 Indiana counties after significant crop damage and losses caused by flooding and excessive rain since May 1 of this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a secretarial disaster declaration on Wednesday for the counties included in the request. “This USDA disaster declaration […]

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Pence visits farmers to survey flood damage

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence visited northern Indiana Wednesday to survey damage caused by the recent heavy rainfall. He met with Hoosier farmers in Cass and Jasper counties to see how much damage has been done and to gauge the potential economic impact for farmers across Indiana. “Our farmers and agriculture industry […]

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Study makes recommendations to grow the state’s food hub network

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– A study conducted by the Indiana Department of Agriculture is looking at ways to bring more specialty crops to the state and bridge the gap between growers and consumers. Food hubs bring consumers closer to the source of their food. It’s a system for collecting, processing and distributing local foods that […]

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Got a cool farm photo? Submit it to state contest.

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting submissions for its seventh annual photo contest. Open to the general public, participants are encouraged to submit up to five photos from a wide array of agriculture. Photos can be entered under several categories: Conservation, agri-tourism, faces of agriculture and on […]