April 17, 2019
Census of agriculture highlights continued trends in Indiana

Indiana Farm Bureau's director of national government relations Bob White talks about some of the continuing and newer trends revealed in the 2017 Census of Ag. For Indiana, these included the number of farms, the number of family farms and the number of women and younger people getting into farming. READ MORE

April 16, 2019
Salmonella not linked to Indiana-grown melons

No Indiana-grown products are part of the current salmonella breakout traced to pre-cut melons. The 2019 planting season for Indiana melon farmers has yet to begin. It is recommended that consumers check the FDA website for a list of affected products before they buy or use melons. READ MORE

April 16, 2019
Planting season means slow-moving farm vehicles on rural Indiana roads

As planting season approaches, INFB member Jennifer Campbell shares the farmer's perspective on rural road safety - literally and figuratively - with RTV6 reporter Alanna Martella. READ MORE

April 09, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence talks trade policy at Indiana farm

Vice President Mike Pence made a special trip home to Indiana to talk to farmers about the U.S. and Mexico Canada Free Trade Agreement and its potential to open up new markets for Hoosier farm products. READ MORE

April 09, 2019
Pence visits Indiana and talks trade with Hoosier farmers

Indiana Farm Bureau members David Hardin and Andy Fix were among the more than two dozen farmers who participated in trade policy conversations with Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Lamb Farms in Lebanon. READ MORE

March 27, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau donates 50 tons of food for 100th anniversary

One of the ways Indiana Farm Bureau is celebrating its 100th anniversary is through a statewide charitable giving campaign, "100 Pound for 100 Years," challenging each county Farm Bureau to collect at least 100 pounds of food for Hoosiers in need. The final results totaled 50 tons (100,000 pounds) of food donated to more than 90 charitable organizations. READ MORE

March 27, 2019
Local farmers would feel Trump budget cuts in crop insurance

Bob White, director of national government relations for Indiana Farm Bureau, weighs in on the 15 percent cut in funding for the USDA recommended in President Trump's new budget proposal. In all likelihood the cuts will affect federal crop insurance program and the majority of Hoosier farmers who use it. READ MORE

March 25, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau celebrates 100th anniversary

Indiana Farm Bureau celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding at the Statehouse today. INFB President Randy Kron spoke about how members across the state have used their collective voice through the years to protect agriculture's interests. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch praised Farm Bureau for the advocacy and educational influence it has had on agriculture in the state. She also read a proclamation signed by Governor Eric Holcomb declaring March 25, 2019, Indiana Farm Bureau Day. READ MORE

March 21, 2019
Rural, farm legislation makes progress in session

Katrina Hall, director of public policy for Indiana Farm Bureau reports on how legislation affecting farms and rural life are progressing through the Indiana General Assembly. Priority legislation that has advanced thus far includes extraterritorial jurisdiction, dark box property taxes, Kankakee River flood prevention, broadband development, school funding and ag facilities funding. READ MORE

February 01, 2019
Record-shattering Arctic blast keeps the Midwest in a deep freeze

Indiana Farm Bureau member Matt Schafer talked to the Washington Post about the impact the extreme cold has had on his everyday farm chores, including keeping his cattle watered and their coats dry. READ MORE

January 16, 2019
Government shutdown impacting Indiana farmers

Bob White, INFB's national director of government relations outlines how the federal government shutdown is complicating an already challenging situation for Hoosier farmers. READ MORE

December 27, 2018
Farm Bureau counts hits and misses in 2018

Farm Bureau leaders at the national and state level reflect on 2018 and look forward to 2019. For Indiana Farm Bureau president Randy Kron, trade occupied a lot of his time in 2018. And he predicts improving the farm economy and producer profitability will be a top priority in 2019. READ MORE

December 11, 2018
With federal farm bill compromise, will Indiana legalize producing hemp?

With the compromise farm bill removing hemp from a list of banned substances, and the expectation that industrial hemp legislation will be brought up during the 2019 General Assembly, Indiana Farm Bureau's "Industrial Hemp's Potential as an Indiana Crop" breakout session at its convention last week could not have been better timed. Breakout session presenter Mark Boyer of Boyer Farms and Hoosier Healthy Oil, and INFB state government relations director Justin Schneider share their thoughts. READ MORE

November 20, 2018
INFB meets with legislators to discuss 2019 priorities

President Randy Kron and director of public policy Katrina Hall discuss INFB's Organization Day at the Statehouse. Kron stressed the importance of sharing agricultural and rural priorities prior to the start of the new legislative session. Hall added that given the fact that 2019 is a budget year, several priorities are funding-related. READ MORE

November 12, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau boosts member support team

By adding two new staff and promoting a long-time Farm Bureau employee, Indiana Farm Bureau is strengthening its network of support for county Farm Bureaus around the state. READ MORE

November 06, 2018
Two county Farm Bureaus earn national award

Two Indiana Farm Bureaus - Benton County and Wayne County - were just honored with national Farm Bureau awards for their novel farm to fork dinners. Benton County's dinner involved (and benefited) the entire community through its support of a local food and service co-op in the historic Fowler Theater. Wayne County invited a wide-range of community influencers to its dinner that featured an open forum where guests could talk to local farmers about how they raise and grow their food. The American Farm Bureau Federation's Community Activities of Excellence (CAE) program annually recognizes unique, volunteer-driven programming at the local level. READ MORE

October 23, 2018
Rural broadband, rural development top concerns of voters

Top of mind for Indiana Farm Bureau members when deciding how to cast their votes for state legislators will be rural broadband and rural development, as well as pocket book issues. INFB's director of policy Katrina Hall speaks to each issue and its impact on Hoosier farmers and the farm economy. READ MORE

October 23, 2018
Trade top issue for Indiana Farm Bureau

Trade will be on the minds of many Indiana Farm Bureau farm families as they go to the polls on Nov. 6. According to Katrina Hall , INFB's director of public policy, while the organization's members have been patient, they are eager to see more progress in trade discussions. READ MORE

October 22, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau makes endorsements

ELECT and AgELECT, INFB's nonpartisan political action committees, announced ag-friendly candidate endorsements for the Nov. 6 general election. Ninety one candidates for the Indiana House, Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives were endorsed by the PACs READ MORE

October 19, 2018
A 'strong and healthy' pumpkin season locally despite the weather

Ashley's Pumpkin Farm in St. Joseph County is just one of the many Farm Bureau member-owned agritourism sites that have seen a healthy pumpkin crop, and as a result, a healthy number of families flocking to their fall attractions. READ MORE