agriculture http://nipr.fm en U.N. Report Predicts More Midwest Floods Due to Climate Change http://nipr.fm/post/un-report-predicts-more-midwest-floods-due-climate-change <p></p><p>The Midwest is likely to experience more flash floods because of climate change. That’s one of the takeaways from the <a href="http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/">United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report</a> released Monday. That could affect how cities think about their infrastructure and how farmers manage their crops.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Research indicates Indiana and other Midwestern states may not see more rainfall—it will just come in shorter, more intense bursts.</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:36:49 +0000 Gretchen Frazee 28441 at http://nipr.fm U.N. Report Predicts More Midwest Floods Due to Climate Change Fort Wayne Farm Promotes Sustainable Food By Nixing the Soil http://nipr.fm/post/fort-wayne-farm-promotes-sustainable-food-nixing-soil <p>The locavore movement is starting to take hold in Northeast Indiana, as is evident by the growing popularity of farmers markets. We want to know where our food is grown and raised. When you buy produce from the grocery store, you don’t know where or by whom it was grown.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:57:29 +0000 Amber Recker 27382 at http://nipr.fm Fort Wayne Farm Promotes Sustainable Food By Nixing the Soil More Crop Production Means Lower Food Costs http://nipr.fm/post/more-crop-production-means-lower-food-costs <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Consumers have seen high food prices because of crop shortages and dry weather&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">across the country for the past few years. But&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">that’s expected to change in 2014.</span></div><div><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Indiana farmers produced a record amount of corn in 2013. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Virginia Alvino 25437 at http://nipr.fm Fort Wayne Farm Show Draws Thousands http://nipr.fm/post/fort-wayne-farm-show-draws-thousands <div>The 25th&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Annual Fort Wayne Farm Show, which wrapped up Thursday, is one&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of the top-rated and largest in the country. It’s expected to bring over 30-thousand&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">visitors to the city. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Virginia Alvino 25438 at http://nipr.fm Fort Wayne Farm Show Draws Thousands Without action, farm programs to expire at month's end http://nipr.fm/post/without-action-farm-programs-expire-months-end <p>Farm groups have expressed concern that key programs such as crop insurance and disaster relief are under threat when current provisions expire at the end of the month.</p><p>House leadership has been reluctant to call the bill for a vote, due to a deep political divide over cuts to the food stamp program, which accounts for 20% of the bill.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:26:30 +0000 Chad Bouchard 4494 at http://nipr.fm Without action, farm programs to expire at month's end State urges safety during harvest http://nipr.fm/post/state-urges-safety-during-harvest <p></p><p>The state of Indiana is urging farmers to take special precautions during harvest season this year, as the drought has created some additional risks.</p><p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:48:04 +0000 Brandon Smith 4131 at http://nipr.fm State urges safety during harvest State conservation leaders explore major changes http://nipr.fm/post/state-conservation-leaders-explore-major-changes <p></p><p>Indiana’s soil and water conservation leaders are exploring significant changes to the funding and organization of the state’s conservation efforts.</p><p>The Conservation Beyond 2016 Task Force was created several months ago in response to what it says were concerns over drops in conservation district funding. &nbsp;</p><p>Much of the money comes from counties.&nbsp; But over the last four years, funding has stagnated or decreased in more than 40% of Hoosier counties.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:01:50 +0000 Brandon Smith 2674 at http://nipr.fm State conservation leaders explore major changes Lt. Governor candidates square off at State Fair http://nipr.fm/post/lt-governor-candidates-square-state-fair <p></p><p>Indiana's drought and the ethanol industry took center stage as the running mates in this year’s gubernatorial race took shared their views Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair in their only scheduled debate. &nbsp;</p><p>As severe drought impacts most of Indiana, a debate over where the corn that does survive should go exists not just in the state but across the country. &nbsp;And the ethanol industry is a major part of that debate. &nbsp;Up to 40 percent of U-S corn crops could be needed to fulfill the federal government’s mandate for ethanol usage. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:52:03 +0000 Brandon Smith 2463 at http://nipr.fm Lt. Governor candidates square off at State Fair