HungerTech Challenge looks to solve food insecurity

Eighteen teams will submit their innovative solution this week as part of the AgriNovus Indiana HungerTech Challenge. In the challenge’s second year, teams look to address the problem of food access for SNAP recipients through creative tech implementation.... Read More

Superior Ag pays out $3.5M to members

Huntingburg-based agricultural cooperative Superior Ag is paying back a total of $3.5 million in cash patronage and equity to its member-owners. CEO Barry Day said the refunds are the result of "another year of strong business performance" in 2022.... Read More

Elanco earns USDA approval for parvovirus treatment

Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) says the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided a conditional license for the nation’s first and only approved therapeutic solution to treat canine parvovirus, a contagious virus that kills 90% of dogs if they’re not treated. ... Read More

Soy-based concrete protectant expanding use

Material developed at Purdue University is helping to extend the life of concrete roadways and bridges, while also helping state transportation departments throughout the U.S. save millions of dollars in costly repairs and replacements. ... Read More

Ag tech firm Taranis names new CEO

Westfield-based agricultural technology company Taranis Inc. has named Opher Flohr chief executive officer, succeeding former CEO Bar Veinstein who has accepted a leadership role with another company.... Read More

Co-Alliance acquires propane businesses

Indianapolis-based Co-Alliance Cooperative has acquired Plymouth LP Gas and Rochester LP Gas, though financial details were not disclosed. The acquired businesses provide residential, light commercial, and industrial propane service in northern Indiana.... Read More

Purdue lands $2M in USDA grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded two, $1 million grants to Purdue University. The university said Monday the funding will support separate five-year projects designed to enhance sustainable agricultural systems.... Read More

AgriNovus, Purdue partner on food insecurity

AgriNovus Indiana and Purdue have released the results of a new study that examined the use of new technologies to help eliminate food insecurity. The study coincided with the launch of AgriNovus’ 2023 HungerTech Challenge.... Read More

Intelinair acquires digital ag company in Illinois

Indianapolis-based precision agriculture startup Intelinair Inc. is growing its portfolio. The company announced Tuesday it has acquired Aker Technologies Inc., a digital agriculture company headquartered in Illinois, though terms of the deal are not being disclosed.... Read More

Ligonier flour mill expanding capacity

Michigan-based Star of the West Milling has announced plans to expand flour milling capacity at its Noble County facility. The company said the project will include adding a seven-story slipform structure to support the additional milling efforts in Ligonier.... Read More