Secretary Perdue’s Statement on Farm Safety Week

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Trump’s proclamation making September 15-21, 2019 National Farm Safety and Health Week. The theme for this year’s…

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USDA to Provide $150 Million to Help Indiana Rural Communities Affected by Natural Disasters

(INDIANAPOLIS) – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Michael Dora today announced that USDA has $150 million in grants available nationwide through…

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USDA’s National Organic Program Hiring for Multiple Positions

(WASHINGTON) – Are you or someone you know interested in joining the team of professionals responsible for maintaining the gold standard of organic regulations: the…

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USDA to Provide $150 Million to Help Rural Communities Affected by Natural Disasters

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce Lammers today announced that USDA is making $150 million in grants available through the Community…

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Grants Available to Grow Livestock Industry

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications to grow the state’s livestock industry. As part of a matching grant, the funding is available to…

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Gov. Holcomb Announces Farmers in All 92 Counties Eligible to Receive Assistance

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced that Indiana farmers are eligible for assistance under a secretarial natural disaster designation by the U.S. Department…

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Farmers Across State Preparing for Hemp Harvest

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Farmers across the state are preparing for the harvest season, which now includes hemp. Attached is audio of State Reps. Don Lehe (R-Brookston)…

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Farmland Value Declines

(UNDATED) – The value of top-quality farmland in Indiana has declined, continuing a five-year trend, according to the latest data from Purdue University. The statewide…

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Kettler Comments on Bayer, Elanco Animal Health Agreement

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler issued the following statement on the agreement announced by Elanco Animal Health today to acquire Bayer’s Animal Health…

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Farmers: Consider the Correct Permits When Hauling Away Your Crops

(UNDATED) – It won’t be long before we start seeing combines on the roads, out in the fields and semis hauling away the crops. Before…

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