Protect the Harvest is leading the charge

  For a second year, Protect the Harvest and the Indiana Council for Animal Welfare came together for a meet and greet with Indiana legislators.  Forrest Lucas, founder of Protect the Harvest says the event has one goal. “We want all the representatives, senators, and the Governor to know how organized we are to fight… Read more »

Indiana Pork names youth ambassadors

Cameron Mann and Kaila Taylor will spend the next year serving as Indiana Pork’s Youth Ambassadors.  Over the next 12 months they will attend several public events promoting Indiana’s pork industry as well as work on youth initiatives set forth by a committee comprised of Indiana pork producers and allied industry partners. Mann and Taylor… Read more »

Getting agriculture talking about climate change

Over the last 30 years, much of the US has experienced an evolution in climate and weather patterns.  Gre​g Page, executive chairman for Cargill says the majority of the farmers he talks to acknowledge that.  “At the same time there is a reluctance to agree to climate change as a terminology,” he says.  “More importantly… Read more »

Getting bigger yields for farmers

Seed companies use replicated testing to find hybrids with the best yield potential and bring them to market.  In addition to the typical testing, Matt Hutcheson with Seed Consultants told attendees at Seed Consultant’s Winter Meeting in Noblesville they’re also testing different foliar products to look for added yield.  “We’re looking at different sugar products and… Read more »

It’s all about advocacy

In 2012, Greg Peterson heard LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It” and it sparked an idea for a parody. By June of the 2013 he and his two brothers were shooting a video around their 1,000 acre Kansas farm to the tune of “I’m Farming and I Grow It.”  Greg, an Ag Communications and… Read more »

New Purdue animal science building top priority

One of the goals for Purdue University’s College of Agriculture in 2015 is to upgrade the facilities in the animal science department.  Jay Akridge, Purdue’s Dean of the College of Agriculture says Purdue is in the process of asking the Indiana General Assembly for funding. But, he says, it is still early.  “In general, it… Read more »

Putting a stop to increasing farmland taxes

One of the biggest issues facing Hoosier farmers in 2015 is the rise in farmland taxes.  Governor Mike Pence told attendees of the Inaugural Governor’s Conference on Agriculture the administration is committed to finding a solution. “We are determined in this session of the General Assembly to prevent any rapid increase on property taxes for… Read more »

Agriculture in the spotlight at Governor’s conference

The vision is to make Indiana the center of agricultural innovation and investment.  During the Inaugural Governor’s Conference on Agriculture, Governor Mike Pence told attendees the infrastructure to make that happen is already in place.  “We really are determined, through our Economic Development efforts and our Department of Agriculture efforts to build on that,” he… Read more »

The People Remember Project

As we go about our busy lives, seldom do we take time to contemplate how we got here and the people who went before us. Over the years, Ed Janus has been a dairy farmer, a journalist, an author, owned a minor league baseball club and built a successful brewery.  His audio features have been… Read more »

Friendly Governors’ wager features Indiana pork

The Indianapolis Colts will face the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game this weekend.  So how does Indiana agriculture a part of Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s friendly wager for the game?  Since Indiana is a leading state when it comes to pork production, Governor Pence offered to send… Read more »