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

October 19, 2018
Broad access critical as farmers face low commodity prices

Lana Wallpe, grain farmer and Benton County Farm Bureau president, and Justin Schneider, INFB state government relations director, talk about the economic impact of broadband on farmers and rural communities. READ MORE

October 04, 2018
Indiana women assume key roles in agriculture

In the first of series, Indiana Prairie Farmer profiles women involved in diverse areas of agriculture. First up is Jennifer Clouse Swope, who works at LG Seeds, as well as on her family's Bartholomew County farm. READ MORE

October 03, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau to celebrate 100 years at annual convention

INFB President Randy Kron encourages members to attend the organization's state convention on Dec. 6-8 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne. The annual event offers training, networking, socializing and other opportunities. Keynote speakers include Col. Danny McKnight, U.S. Army, retired, whose story was told in Black Hawk Down, and Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity. READ MORE

October 02, 2018
Farm Bureau: NAFTA revision 'important' for Indiana, dairy farmers

INFB's director of national government relations Bob White says the proposed new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada could be beneficial to Hoosier farmers and others who work in agriculture, as well as manufacturing and small business owners. READ MORE

September 29, 2018
Bringing rural Indiana to the Next Level

Guest columnist Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron details how several of the projects in Gov. Eric Holcomb's infrastructure plan will benefit farmers and rural communities; and promises that INFB and its members will stay engaged as the plan moves forward. READ MORE

September 28, 2018
A day in the fields with a Hoosier farmer during harvest

Clay County Farm Bureau president Josh Butt takes Indiana Public Media reporter Brock Turner and chief videographer Steve Burns on a harvest ride along, and talks about the impact of the current trade war with China. READ MORE

September 26, 2018
Projected high yields, tariffs challenge Hoosier farmers

Randy Kron, INFB President talks about the impact that the U.S. - China trade war is having on corn and soybean demand (and farmers' cash flow) during a year of potentially record yields. READ MORE

September 26, 2018
Delegates sign MOU with INFB

Indiana Farm Bureau signed a memorandum of understanding with officials representing agricultural agencies from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia that will encourage cooperation and growth among all parties. READ MORE

September 16, 2018
Broadband blitz to lift economy, study says

INFB President Randy Kron understands the impact that a $100 million state grant program could have on expanding broadband access. He's one of the many Indiana residents without high-speed internet service. READ MORE

September 12, 2018
Governor announces $1 billion infrastructure plan

INFB President Randy Kron reacted positively to Gov. Eric Holcomb's $1 billion infrastructure plan, The Next Level Connections. The program will include $100 million for affordable high-speed broadband in rural areas, which has been one of Farm Bureau's legislative priorities for several years. Kron also was pleased that the state will continue its pursuit of a Lawrenceburg water port. READ MORE

September 04, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau recognizes young farmers

Indiana Farm Bureau's 2018 Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award will go to Jonathan Spaetti and Derika Lynam-Spaetti of Spencer County. Neal and Lydia Wolheter of LaGrange County were named the Young Farmer Achievement Award winners. Both couples will compete for the national award in their respective categories. READ MORE

August 23, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau leaders discuss farm bill

Indiana Farm Bureau president Randy Kron and national government relations director Bob White talk about the farm bill and what needs to happen to reconcile provisions in the Senate and House versions into a final bill. READ MORE