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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 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

June 21, 2017
Indiana corn farmers hope sugar deal keeps syrup trade sweet

National government relations director Bob White of Indiana Farm Bureau expresses hope that a tentative U.S. - Mexico sugar trade agreement will preserve Indiana corn syrup exports. READ MORE

June 16, 2017
Dow-DuPont merger's DOJ approval raises seed competition concerns

Bob White, Indiana Farm Bureau's director of national government relations, identifies potential impact of Dow-DuPont merger on Hoosier farmers: seed selection and price. READ MORE

June 13, 2017
Hoosier picked to head new rural development position at USDA

Indiana Farm Bureau's Katrina Hall, along with other state ag leaders, are pleased with USDA Secretary's selection of fellow Hoosier Anne Hazlett to lead reorganized Rural Development Department. READ MORE

June 03, 2017
Farmers are working overtime to make up for weak spring

The Haydens--father, Jerry and sons, Matt and Bobby--talk about life on their family farming operation in northwest Indiana. READ MORE

May 31, 2017
Trump's budget targets rural Indiana despite overwhelming support

Indiana Farm Bureau president Randy Kron speaks about member concerns regarding the 2018 proposed federal budget limits on crop insurance subsidies. READ MORE

May 25, 2017
Farm Bureau donates books to libraries

Jackson County Farm Bureau president Marjorie Bishop and education and outreach coordinator Brenda Ault donated copies of the Indiana Farm Bureau Book of the Year, The Kid Who Changed the World, to the Brownstown Elementary School, Lutheran Central School and the Brownstown Public Library. READ MORE

May 19, 2017
Recent rains force central Indiana farmers to replant crops

Johnson County Indiana Farm Bureau president Chris Hendricks talks about the decisions farmers face when inclement weather affects planting season. READ MORE

May 19, 2017
Farmers play waiting game

With only 56 percent of Indiana's corn crop planted as of May 11, Hoosier farmers, like Allen County Indiana Farm Bureau president Roger Hadley, are contemplating their next steps. READ MORE