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

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