A Department of Its Own

March 1, 2005

Indiana State Department of Agriculture is created following a request from Indiana Farm Bureau.

Indiana Farm Bureau believes a department of agriculture will streamline government by integrating state programs that are currently scattered among many different agencies.

Major responsibilities of the department include: advocacy for Indiana agriculture at the local, state and federal level; managing soil conservation programs; promoting economic development and agricultural innovation; serving as a regulatory ombudsman for agricultural businesses; and licensing grain firms throughout the state.

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