Business, Economy and Consumer Affairs

Panel Discusses The Growing Role Of Women In Agriculture

Jan 28, 2019
(Left to Right) Indiana farmers Leah Beyer, Susan Brocksmith, Joyce Kron and Kelly Whiteman Snipes discuss life as a women in the ag industry during a panel session at the Indiana Young Farmer and Ag Professionals Conference. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

A panel of female farmers at the Indiana Young Farmer and Ag Professionals Conference Saturday addressed hurdles and opportunities women in the industry face in the years to come.

With the government shutdown at the one month mark, many federal employees and contractors are struggling. Banks across the country have offered those impacted by the government shutdown interest-free loans.

USA Gymnastics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month, in an attempt to survive dozens of lawsuits across the country. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

Only a few people were in the courtroom Wednesday afternoon as lawyers involved in the USA Gymnastics bankruptcy case phoned in to a scheduled hearing.

While Indianapolis and Bloomington have already created and implemented regulations on electric scooter companies, West Lafayette officials took on the issue of data security in a special meeting Monday night.

Holcomb's Budget Proposal Could Derail Hoosier State Line

Jan 10, 2019
Passengers board the Hoosier State train Friday Aug. 19, 2016. (FILE PHOTO: Chris Morisse Vizza/WBAA)
Samantha Horton

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s proposed budget eliminates the state’s annual subsidy to fund the Hoosier State Amtrak train. The announcement came as a surprise to local officials whose cities are served by the line.

Gov. Eric Holcomb answers Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron's questions about issues impacting the Hoosier agriculture industry. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

Indiana Farm Bureau hosted its legislative kickoff Wednesday bringing together organization members and legislators. Some of the priorities this session include rural school funding, insuring deployment of expanded broadband, tax values, hemp, confined feeding and township government.

The Brookings Institution has found central Indiana is part of a national employment struggle. The Brookings study shows half of all jobs in central Indiana provide neither livable wages nor opportunities to grow in the industry.

UK Packaging Company DS Smith Breaks Ground In Lebanon

Jan 4, 2019
State and local officials along with DS Smith representatives break ground Friday for the UK packaging company's new facility in Lebanon. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

A UK packaging company has announced plans to build a new facility in Lebanon. DS Smith produces paper and plastic packaging for companies including John Deere and Hershey.

USA Gymnastics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month, in an attempt to survive dozens of lawsuits across the country. Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor Pamela Foohey discusses what this means and the organization’s next possible steps.

Samantha Horton: Could you talk about right now what steps we’re seeing the organization take?

UAW Sues GM Over Temp Workers In Fort Wayne

Jan 3, 2019

Officials at the General Motors Assembly plant in Fort Wayne responded Thursday to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Ohio stemming from the use of temporary workers.