Agricultural Conservation Has Positive Impact

Jul 5, 2016

Voluntary conservation practices in farming may have a significant environmental impact from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. That’s according to new a federal study measuring agricultural conservation in the Upper Mississippi River Basin.

The study reports voluntary conservation practices are reducing the amount of fertilizer, nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous, in the Upper Mississippi River Basin by as much as 34-percent.

White County CAFO Rule Would Join Patchwork of Regulations

May 12, 2016
Annie Ropeik | IPB

White County is on its way to passing the state’s first rule for protecting a waterway from big livestock farms. It’s designed to shield the Tippecanoe River Basin and its residents from pollution and farm odors.

The path to creating the rule shows just how complex big agriculture issues can be in Indiana.

United States Department of Agriculture

Indiana has the fifth largest pig farming industry in the country, turning out 8.5 million hogs a year. But some are too small for the huge slaughterhouses that require pigs to be a certain size and condition for speedy processing.

Lisa Ryan/WBOI News

Walmart announced Friday it plans to build a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne. It will bring about 200 jobs to the area by the end of 2017.

How Will Warm Winter Weather Affect Crops?

Feb 23, 2016
Mike, via Wikimedia Commons

The end of the meteorological winter is approaching, which runs from the first of December to the end of February.