USDA invests nearly $8M to improve Dietary Health and Nutrition Security

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of nearly $8 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Produce Prescription…

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Apply Now: Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Cooperative Agreements

INDIANA – USDA will invest up to $12 million in partnerships that expand access to conservation technical assistance for livestock producers and increase the use…

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Corn: Its Science, Culture, and Cuisine. What Does The Future Hold for Corn and Maize?

INDIANA – On Tuesday, August 9th from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. EDT you can join a free Zoom webinar on Corn: Its Science, Culture,…

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Soil conservation on an upward trend in Indiana

INDIANA — According to a recent conservation survey, Indiana farmers planted an estimated 1.5 million acres of overwintering living covers in the late fall of…

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Farmers.gov webpage provides needed tools for farmers

The farmers.gov webpage, includes informational pages, tools to help you find a farm loan, a disaster recovery program, national deadlines, and so much more. But…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is increasing the amount of funding available for the Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program

INDIANA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is increasing the amount of funding available for the Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program and expects to issue…

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APHIS announces new NAPPO Strategic Plan (2022-2026)

INDIANA – On July 13, the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) Executive Committee approved the new 5-year Strategic Plan (2022-2026). You can view the…

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Ag tech startup Verility closes $3.5 million Series A funding round to further develop livestock fertility analysis platform

INDIANAPOLIS – Verility Inc., led by co-founder and CEO Liane Hart, has closed Series A funding worth $3.5 million. The round was led by Mountain Group Partners of…

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Indiana Forage Council hosts inaugural Hoosier Hay Contest

WEST LAFAYETTE — The Indiana Forage Council (IFC), with assistance from Purdue Extension and SureTech Laboratories, is hosting a contest for Indiana producers who will harvest forage for…

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Indiana State Board of Animal Health says Indiana has reached “free status”, meaning poultry farms affected by the avian flu can get back to business

INDIANA – On Monday, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health released a statement, saying Indiana has officially reached “free status”, meaning poultry farms affected…

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