August 10, 2019
Indiana Grown: Indiana Farm Bureau

Indiana Farm Bureau 2nd VP Isabella Chism visited WISH-TV 8's Daybreak studios to promote INFB's A Taste From Indiana Farms. "Taste," which runs Tuesday, Aug. 13 through Thursday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair, is a free event that highlights 10 agricultural commodities from across the state. READ MORE

August 09, 2019
Indiana farmers say trade war causing harm

Two of the farmers affected by the U.S.-China trade war are Indiana Farm Bureau members John Hardin and Brent Bible. Hardin has a hog operation. Both grow soybeans. They, and INFB national government relations director Bob White outline the negative impact of recent developments. READ MORE

July 24, 2019
Farmers' financial futures in question after delayed planting this spring

Bob White of Indiana Farm Bureau is worried about the financial impact that delayed spring planting and reduced global markets are having on younger Hoosier farmers. READ MORE

July 24, 2019
Indiana brewery helps Indiana Farm Bureau celebrate 100 years

Indiana Farm Bureau's chief marketing director Debra DeCourcy and Chris Johnson, president and co-owner of People Brewing Company, talk about 100th Harvest, their organizations' craft beer collaboration made with ingredients from INFB members and Indiana growers, RJ Honey, Sugar Creek Malt Company and Pines Farm Hops Farm. The beer was created to mark the organization's 100th anniversary and will launch at the Indiana State Fair Beer Garden. READ MORE

July 15, 2019
Holcomb requests USDA designate 88 counties agricultural disaster areas

Randy Kron, INFB president, is pleased that Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb sent an agricultural disaster designation request to USDA Secretary Perdue. The request includes 88 counties, which were affected by this spring’s historically wet planting season. READ MORE

July 09, 2019
Farmers brace for summer of volatile grain prices

What's the next challenge for Hoosier grain farmers this year? According to INFB national government relations director Bob White, it's market sensitivity. READ MORE

June 26, 2019
Spring's grip on farmers: what we know and where we go from here

Father and son Indiana Farm Bureau members Brian and Ben Thompson of Jackson County and INFB's national government relations director Bob White share their perspectives on the impact of the spring rains and the struggle with what to do next. READ MORE

June 23, 2019
IN Farm Bureau opening doors for its members in DC

Indiana Farm Bureau county leaders Nicole Branham, Virgil Bremer, Beth Gormong and Craig Wood talk with Andy Eubank of Hoosier Ag Today on a special Newsmakers podcast about their experiences and takeaways from INFB's June Leader Trip to D.C. READ MORE

June 20, 2019
Amid rainy spring, farmers adapt

INFB president Randy Kron and Indiana state director of The Nature Conservancy Larry go behind the current soggy scene facing Indiana farmers to outline the organizations' ongoing efforts to help farmers take advantage of conservation opportunities. READ MORE

June 20, 2019
Today’s Indiana Farm Bureau consists of people in action

After 100 years, Indiana Farm Bureau still depends on strong leadership and a dedicated staff to keep information flowing from county Farm Bureaus to the state organization and vice versa. Meet the current INFB leadership and field staff who help make that happen. READ MORE

June 15, 2019
Wet spring impacts Hoosier farmers, small businesses

As a seed farmer and president of the White County Farm Bureau, Jeff Demerly knows full well the impact that heavy rains have had on Indiana corn growers. Still he's hopeful that even though planting season has been challenging, the growing season will help turn things around. READ MORE

June 12, 2019
Culp appointed to Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade

Kendell Culp, vice president of Indiana Farm Bureau, is looking forward to representing farmers during his four-year term on the agricultural technical advisory committee for trade in grains, feed, oilseeds, and planting seeds. Culp was one of the 140 private-sector members appointed to one of the six Agricultural Technical Committees for Trade and the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade. The committees are managed by both the USDA and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. READ MORE

June 07, 2019
Farmers still have hope

As INFB president Randy Kron delves into the grim immediate and long-term impact of persistent rains on Indiana farmers and rural communities, he notes the characteristic optimism he and other farmers possess. READ MORE

June 04, 2019
Mexico trade tariffs could harm Hoosier businesses and consumers

Bob White, director of national government relations at Indiana Farm Bureau, weighs in on the potential consequences of a trade war with Mexico, Indiana’s second largest trade partner. These include increased costs for Hoosier consumers and farmers, damaged soybean and corn relationships, as well as jeopardizing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. READ MORE

June 04, 2019
Wet weather causes planting delays for Southern Indiana farmers

Indiana Farm Bureau members Adam Allgeier and Terry Vissing of Clark County share the unprecedented challenges they are facing this much delayed planting season. Molly Zentz, INFB senior public relations manager highlights weather-related options available to farmers including filing claims with their insurance companies and assistance from the USDA's Market Facilitation Program. READ MORE

May 15, 2019
Here's how the U.S.-China trade war affects Indiana

Indiana's agriculture community is feeling the impact of the administration's imposition of tariffs on China, one of the state's biggest export markets. Bob White, Indiana Farm Bureau's director of national government relations believes the damage is long-term with the possibility that the markets - particularly soybean - never come back. READ MORE

April 30, 2019
Ind. Farm Bureau pleased with legislative session

Indiana Farm Bureau's director of state government relations Justin Schneider shares how a few of INFB's legislative priorities progressed during the 2019, including extraterritorial jurisdiction, rural broadband connectivity and hemp production. READ MORE

April 30, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau highlights legislative successes

Indiana Farm Bureau public policy staff, Katrina Hall and Justin Schneider, review the 2019 legislative session and highlight the positive outcomes for agriculture and rural communities. READ MORE

April 26, 2019
USMCA before China? Not necessarily

Bob White, INFB's director for national government relations, would like to see trade with China reopened and the USMCA trade agreements ratified in 2019. READ MORE

April 25, 2019
Indiana Right to Farm Law passes Hendricks County test

John Shoup, director of the Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation, and Randy Kron, president of Indiana Farm Bureau, talk about the recent Indiana State Court of Appeals ruling in a Hendricks County case that tested Indiana's right to farm law. Shoup and Kron provide background on the case, the law and the Indiana Ag Law Foundation. READ MORE