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New funding to inspire local producers through Indiana Grown

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series tracking how money in the state’s $32.3 billion two-year budget is spent.  INDIANAPOLIS — When his father began to suffer from serious medical problems later in life, Mark Boyer knew that something had to give.  “He had a heart attack, open-heart surgery, […]

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Hoosier veteran finds community in local food initiative

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – After returning from serving as a surgical nurse in the Air Force, veteran Sara Creech’s life didn’t get any easier. “I had a lot of problems with PTSD and reintegrating,” she said. “It was very isolating at that time.” Then after about five years at home, her husband died from […]

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Program to promote Indiana ag products get officially underway

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State officials on Tuesday launched the Indiana Grown initiative, a program to promote Hoosier agricultural products that’s been under development and in limited use since the General Assembly authorized it last year. The program is meant to make it easier for Hoosiers to find and purchase products grown, produced and […]

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Indiana Grown Commission now accepting applications

By Jesse Wilson TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Sue Elspermann announced Thursday that the Indiana Grown Initiative Commission is now accepting applications for the twelve positions it has open. The IGIC was signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence on March 27. The bill creates a commission that oversees the programs that market and promote […]

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Commission to promote Indiana ag products part of House bill

By Ryanne Wise TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to promote Indiana-grown produce and meat was passed by the House Thursday morning. House Bill 1039 passed 95-0 after also being passed unanimously by the House Agriculture and Rural Development committee last week. The bill would prioritize and promote the existing Indiana Grown program led by the […]