U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) told Indiana agriculture groups today he’s asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for clarity on potential disaster relief for farmers.

Heavy rains and floods delayed planting for many corn and soybean farmers this spring. Federal data show only 84 percent of corn was planted in Indiana as of this week. That’s compared to 100 percent last year.

May Employment Numbers Show Pessimism In Indiana

Jun 21, 2019
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Indiana’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in May, holding steady at 3.6 percent.

Indiana’s rate is the same as the national average, which also held steady last month. The state’s rate hasn’t improved since 2017.

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Two virtual charter schools will close after reaching an agreement with their school district authorizer. One plans to close this fall, while the other will close after the upcoming school year.

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Federal and state officials urged local leaders to proactively create plans to address hate crimes in their communities.

Dozens of community groups took part recently in an Indiana Civil Rights Commission conference.

Just 13 percent of eligible, registered Hoosier voters cast a ballot in May’s municipal primaries.

That’s barely an improvement over the last municipal primary elections in 2015.

The numbers don’t include 23 counties that didn’t have primary elections this year.