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...

Gilchrist signs bill making Michigan 5th cage-free egg state

Egg-laying hens in Michigan will have to be housed in cage-free systems before 2025 under a new law. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist signed the legislation...

Disaster help available to Michigan farms, small businesses

Farms and small businesses in much of Michigan are eligible for low-interest federal loans because of heavy rain and snow and unseasonably low temperatures...

USDA: Excessive rainfall hits quality of Indiana’s corn crop

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Agricultural officials say this year's Indiana corn crop is expected to be among lowest quality in three decades following planting...

Workshops, tours designed for veteran farmers this summer

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A series of workshops and farm tours this summer is being pitched to military veterans who are farmers. Purdue Extension...

Indiana farmers making progress with planting after rainy start to season

Indiana farmers made a lot of progress last week planting their crops, even as constant spring rains left them far behind the normal schedule. A...

Indiana farmers’ crops being hindered by continual rainfall

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Persistent rainfall this spring has put Indiana farmers well behind schedule in planting their crops. The Tribune-Star reports that U.S....

Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation's farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and a backlash from foreign...

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