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August 15, 2017
Donnelly discussed 2018 farm bill with Hoosier farmers

Indiana Senator and Senate Agriculture Committee member Joe Donnelly, along with Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron and public policy staff Bob White, Katrina Hall and Shelby Swain hosted a farm bill listening session on Tuesday, August 15. Fourteen Hoosier farmers attended the meeting, which was held in the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fair. READ MORE

August 15, 2017
INFB farmers across the state share mid-summer crop progress

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Crop Production Report was released on August 10. Indiana Farm Bureau members Kevin Cox, Roger Hadley, Jordan Brewer and Paul France weigh in. READ MORE

August 11, 2017
Recent farm bill discussion focuses on ag spending

Are Indiana farmers concerned about possible reductions in ag spending in the next farm bill? No question. That's why Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron personally hand-delivered a document to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue that outlined the recommendations of a diverse 30-member task force of Hoosier farmers. READ MORE

August 10, 2017
State Fair a place to learn about Indiana homegrown food and products

Indiana Farm Bureau's "Taste From Indiana Homes," is among the various events and venues that Indiana State Fair attendees can explore to taste and learn more about Indiana agriculture, food and Hoosier-grown products. Taste is a three-day, food tasting and ag education event sponsored by the INFB Women's Leadership Committee. READ MORE

August 09, 2017
Ag Secretary Perdue visits Indiana State Fair

It's not everyday that you have lunch with the Secretary of Agriculture, but Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron did on Tuesday, August 8. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue attended the Indiana State Fair where he held a farm bull listening session with Governor Holcomb, Lt. Governor Crouch and leaders from local and state farm government and non-governmental agencies like Indiana Farm Bureau. READ MORE

August 09, 2017
Chapmans and Demerly pick up Indiana Young Farmer honors

Indiana Farm Bureau names the winners of two of its biggest Young Farmer Awards. Jeff Demrly of Wolcott (White County) is the recipient of the Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award. Mark and Brianna Chapman of Springport (Henry County) are the winners of the Young Farmer Achievement Award. Both Demerly and the Chapmans will move on to the national competition held during the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville in January 2018. READ MORE

August 08, 2017
Fairgoers can sample free foods grown by Indiana farmers

Isabella Chism and Deb Walsh give Indy Style viewers a "taste" of Indiana Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee's upcoming three-day food sampling and ag education event, "Taste From Indiana Farms. Chism and Walsh cook up tasty recipes and share facts about food and agriculture to promote the event, which runs from August 15-17, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair. READ MORE

August 08, 2017
Farmers from White, Henry Counties Win INFB Young Farmer Awards

INFB announces the 2017 winners of two of its top young farmer awards: the Achievement Award and the Excellence in Agriculture Award. Matthew and Brianna Chapman of Henry County will receive the Achievement Award, which recognizes young farmer's leadership abilities and what they have achieved with their farms. Jeff Demerly of White County was chosen for the Excellence in Agriculture Award, which recognizes involvement in agriculture, leadership ability and involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations. READ MORE

August 02, 2017
Learn, explore and celebrate food with Indiana Farm Bureau at the Indiana State Fair

It's Indiana State Fair time once again! And you can be sure that Indiana Farm Bureau will have tons of opportunities from August 4-20 for you to learn more about Indiana farming, farmers, food and agriculture in general, while having fun along the way. Check out what they have planned for the 17 days of the fair. READ MORE

July 31, 2017
INFB teaches fairgoers about food, fuel and fiber at the Indiana State Fair

Indiana Farm Bureau is ready for the 2017 Indiana State Fair. From new attractions like the Peterson Farm Brothers show on Opening Day, August 4 and the "Barn Theater" featuring videos of Hoosier farmers sharing their stories to favorites like "Taste From Indiana Farms" (August 15-17), Old-Fashioned Pancake Breakfast (Aug. 16), "Ag Fact Adventure" scavenger hunt and, yes, free popcorn. The Farm Bureau Building is located on the north side of the fairgrounds just inside gate 12. READ MORE

July 25, 2017
Roads, bridges a nightmare for some Hoosier farmers

Shelby County Farm Bureau member Phil Ramsey, along with Indiana Farm Bureau director of state government relations Justin Schneider, and INFB vice president Kendell Culp speak about the need for--as well as their hopes for--the state's new five-year road funding plan. READ MORE

July 20, 2017
Indiana ag chief tapped to be USDA's first trade undersecretary

Indiana Farm Bureau president Randy Kron is encouraged by both Indiana State Department of Agriculture director Ted McKinney's selection as USDA undersecretary for trade and the creation of the position itself. Kron believes McKinney is more than up to the challenge and that the level of the position will figure prominently in increasing ag trade opportunities overseas. READ MORE

July 18, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau names 2017 Young Farmer Award finalists

Indiana Farm Bureau has chosen the six finalists for two of its 2017 Young Farmer awards: the Excellence in Agriculture Award and the Achievement Award. This year's finalists are from Wolcott, Richland, Lexington, Springport, Nappannee and Kendallville. Indiana's winners will go on to compete with young farmers and ranchers from other states at the American Farm Bureau Federation national convention in January 2018. READ MORE

July 13, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau names 2017 student scholarship winners

Indiana Farm Bureau announces the recipients of its collegiate scholarships: the Marion Stackhouse Scholarship, two Collegiate Farm Bureau scholarships and 10 Carolyn Hegel Memorial Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to students involved in agriculture. READ MORE

July 11, 2017
Rural health care in the digital age

Indiana Farm Bureau convened a panel of experts at their Ag Policy Outlook member conference on June 27 to discuss two of the top rural challenges: healthcare and rural broadband access. The panelists: Indiana House Rep. Sharon Negele; Cullen McCarty, Smithville Communications; Don Kelso, Indiana Rural Healthcare and Andy Van Zee, Indiana Hospital Association discussed current efforts to address the issues, how they are interconnected and plans moving forward. READ MORE

July 03, 2017
Crop insurance a top priority for Indiana Farm Bureau

Indiana Farm Bureau hosted an Agriculture Policy Outlook for members on June 27. Top of mind for many Hoosier farmers was crop insurance. Both American Farm Bureau's chief economist and deputy executive director, public policy Bob Young and senior director, congressional relations Mary Kay Thatcher addressed the priority topic as they provided insight into the U.S. and ag economies and the 2018 farm bill. READ MORE

June 30, 2017
Your holiday cookout costs less this year:

According to the Indiana Farm Bureau's annual market basket survey, Hoosiers should expect to pay roughly $5 per person on summer cookout ingredients. READ MORE

June 28, 2017
Your July 4th Cookout to Cost Slightly Less this Year Says INFB

Indiana Farm Bureau's annual survey reveals that Hoosiers should expect to pay roughly $5 per person on summer cookout ingredients. READ MORE

June 28, 2017
INFB Updates Members on Local and National Ag Policy

Indiana Farm Bureau's public policy team hosted its first Agriculture Policy Outlook on June 27. Members heard from both national and local experts on topics ranging from the state of the economy and the 2018 farm bill to rural healthcare and broadband access challenges. READ MORE