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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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Department of Education announces income guidelines for free and reduced lunch

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As the school year ramps for students around the state, the Department of Education has announced the guidelines for free and reduced lunch. It’s part of the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs. Students whose families qualify under federal guidelines may receive free or reduced price meals […]

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Not everything at the fair starts with “deep-fried”

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Fairgoers usually show up for the fried delicacies and high calorie foods but the State Fair tries caters to everyone, including those looking for healthier options than a deep fried doughnut burger. It might be difficult to surpass the deep fried Oreos and funnel cakes but surrounded by these unhealthy […]

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Senate votes to allow on-farm sale of raw milk

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Amid calls of “moo” and a reference or two to an “udderly” important issue, the Senate passed language Monday that would allow small Indiana dairy farmers to sell raw, unpasteurized milk. The amendment – added to Senate Bill 398 – would allow a farmer with fewer than […]