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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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Farmers to receive property tax relief

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Tractors parked outside the Statehouse Friday as farmers joined the governor for a ceremonial signing of bills designed to help Indiana’s agricultural economy. The governor’s office said Senate Bill 238 will help make local soil and water conservation districts more impactful when it comes to watersheds and areas of conservation. SB 308 […]

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Walmart to build new milk processing plant, create 200 jobs

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­­— Walmart plans to bring more than 200 jobs to northeast Indiana by the end of 2017. Walmart announced a plan Friday to establish a new milk processing plant in Fort Wayne. This plan will provide new opportunities for Indiana’s dairy industry and create new jobs ranging from milk processing […]

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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 […]