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October 18, 2017
Guest Viewpoint: Indiana is ideal for agricultural diversity

Indiana Farm Bureau's director of state government relations Justin Schneider pens a guest editorial in The Herald Bulletin. Schneider encourages agricultural diversity as he explores the importance of livestock production to Indiana's farming future. READ MORE

September 29, 2017
Farm Bureau: NAFTA reboot must prioritize ag

Indiana Farm Bureau member and pork farmer David Hardin of Hardin Farms, and Bob White, director of national government relations for INFB, add their voices to farmers concerned about NAFTA renegotiations. READ MORE

September 20, 2017
Farm Safety Week focuses on confined spaces

It's National Farm Safety and Health Week. Indiana Farm Bureau Vice President and Jasper County farmer, Kendell Culp, encourages farmers to practice grain bin safety awareness and reminds the public to take care when they meet up with slow-moving farm equipment on the road. READ MORE

September 19, 2017
Indiana farmers discuss ag Issues with elected officials in D.C.

The 2017 Indiana Farm Bureau Leaders in Action (LiA) topped off their year-long program by travelling to Washington, D.C. to put their training in practice. The group met with both Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young; as well as Indiana Represenatives Susan Brooks, Larry Buschon, Trey Hollingsworth and Luke Messer; and staff from Todd Rokita's office. READ MORE

September 15, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau boosting political muscle

Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. has established a second PAC, AgELECT, to enable the farmer advocacy organization to endorse and provide financial contributions to state level candiates that support farmer-friendly legislation. Both corporations and individuals who are not Farm Bureau members are able to contribute to the new PAC. READ MORE

August 27, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau delegation sets policy

President Randy Kron and Vice President Kendell Culp share their thoughts on the 2018 state and national policy recommendations Indiana Farm Bureau members voted on at the organization's delegate session on August 26 in Danville. READ MORE

August 26, 2017
Task force sets sights on statewide trail connectivity

Justin Schneider, Indiana Farm Bureau's director of state government relations, describes his role as a member of the Indiana Bicycle Trails Taskforce. The taskforce was convened to explore connecting Indiana's bike trails into a state system; and Schneder will lend his expertise and experience in addressing land aquisition and landowner rights. READ MORE

August 18, 2017
Indiana farmers watch for White House's next move on trade

INFB President Randy Kron is confident that Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will strive to make agriculture's case for the importance of farm exports when renegotiating trade deals. Less confident a this stage that the administration's policy will be swayed. READ MORE

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 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

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 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 26, 2017
Ag industry puts heads together for strategic plan

Indiana Farm Bureau leadership and staff, including president Randy Kron, vice president Kendell Culp and director, state government relations Justin Schneider, participated in the launch of the ten-year Indiana Agriculture Strategic Plan on June 26, 2017. READ MORE