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Does Sugary Drink Taxes Work? One Expert Says No

INDIANAPOLIS–The recent failure of a proposal to tax sugary drinks in the capital city, may beg the question, would it work? Would a tax on sodas actually help keep people healthier? Beyond the political implications, such a

Reducing Carbon Emissions Through Farming

INDIANAPOLIS – Instead of targeting smokestacks to control climate change, some AG groups believe they can solve the problem of carbon emissions through farming. The ag research group Indigo has launched what it calls the Terraton Initiative,

Riverton Parke Ag Department To Receive Large Grant

PARKE COUNTY, Ind – The Riverton Parke Agriculture Department has been named a $25,000 grant recipient for the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program. The program is sponsored by the Bayer Fund. A special check presentation ceremony

Edgar County To Close Jail

PARIS, Ill. – Officials in Edgar County are making plans to close the county jail. The county is just in the preliminary stages of this process of closing. Edgar County’s board and sheriff’s office are considering all options,