mike mccloskey

The Newton County Sheriff’s office released the names Tuesday of three former Fair Oaks Farms employees facing criminal charges connected to animal cruelty.

Fair Oaks Farms released its own video response Wednesday following footage showing animal abuse at the company’s operation. In it, the company pledges to improve protections for animals.

Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana is under investigation after an online video showed animals being abused.

There are at least four Indiana names rumored to be on President-Elect Donald Trump’s short list for Secretary of Agriculture.

Most of the Hoosier prospects to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture were on the Trump campaign’s agricultural advisory team.

Those prospects include Indiana State Agriculture Secretary Ted McKinney, seed corn farmer and former Congressional hopeful Kip Tom and Fair Oaks Farms CEO Mike McCloskey.