Agriculture News

Farm implements are on the road for harvest season

Harvest season is underway throughout the region, and that means drivers on area roads on both sides of the state line need to be...

Protein prices up, fruit prices down in April

Some items had bigger price jumps than others last month at the grocery store. The April Consumer Price Index Report said overall, the cost of...

Frozen chicken recall expanded

Wayne Farms LLC is recalling 585,030 pounds of ready-to-eat frozen chicken breast fillets over concerns that they may be undercooked. This is an expanded recall...

Egg, poultry prices rise amid nationwide bird flu outbreak

The bird flu that is impacting parts of 25 states, including two duck farms in Elkhart County, has caused a rise in egg prices...

Indiana ranked #5 in U.S. in pork production

Indiana is the 5th-largest state for pork production in the U.S. This is due in part to record meat shipments which also allow Indiana's grain...

Purdue Ag Economy Barometer holding steady as production costs rise

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 6 points in February to 125, slightly higher than January. It's a number calculated each month...

Avian Flu in Indiana leads to another quarantine zone

DUBOIS COUNTY, Ind. -- You've probably heard about the H5 avian flu outbreak in southern Indiana. The latest positive test came from a turkey...

Trio of agriculture bills pass through Indiana Senate

Three bills that one state lawmaker says would improve Indiana's agriculture landscape have passed the Senate. One of the bills would require the state seed...

Berrien County Farmer and his friends help tornado recovery efforts in Kentucky

A Berrien County Farmer and five other volunteers are headed to Kentucky to assist with the tornado relief. The man requested anonymity, according to WSJM,...

Wawasee Watershed given federal funding designation

The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation says that a study has helped secure some valuable federal funding to protect the area watershed. The Wawasee Inlets Nutrient...

Expo devoted to new ag technology returns this week in Indiana

The Indiana Farm Show returns this week after missing a year due to the pandemic. The 42 year-old Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo has...

Farmland values in Indiana are on the rise after double digit gains

Much like its crops, the value of Indiana's farmland is growing. Values for agricultural land in the Midwest are up 14% year over year, according...

Indiana is on a pace for record corn and soybean crops in 2021

The US Department of Agriculture has released a new report that looks good for Indiana farmers. The USDA National Ag Statistics Service is forecasting that...

PETA plans billboard at site of Goshen chicken spill to encourage vegans

PETA is crying foul about the chickens that were killed last week when a poultry truck lost its load in Goshen, and they plan...

Hoosier Agriculture photo contest underway in June

The Indiana Ag Photo Contest is underway. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is accepting photos for their 14th annual contest, which salutes the contributions...

Michigan ag exports were up in 2020

Despite the many challenges facing the country in 2020, Michigan's food and agriculture exports boomed last year. Total exports grew by $340 million in 2020,...

South Bend City council voted Monday to approve ban on the sale or planting...

The South Bend city council voted 8-0 Monday to approve a ban on the future sale or planting of invasive species in the city...

USDA: Make sure you thaw your turkey safely

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds you that if you're thawing a turkey, timing is everything to make sure to discourage the growth of...

Indiana farmers will be able to grow, process hemp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a plan that allows Indiana farmers to commercially grow and process hemp. Before, farmers needed a research proposal...

Specialty crop grant program accepting applicants in Indiana

The Indiana Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for a special grant program. The USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is designed to fund better...

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