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The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was established as a separate state agency by the Legislature in 2005. Administratively, ISDA reports to the Lt. Governor, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. Major responsibilities include advocacy for Indiana agriculture at the local, state and federal level, managing soil conservation programs, promoting economic development and agricultural innovation, serving as a regulatory ombudsman for agricultural businesses, and licensing grain firms throughout the state.
ISDA has five main divisions:
- Economic Development
- Public Affairs
- Indiana FFA Association
- Soil Conservation
- Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency
- Jan. 15 - Indiana officials applaud China trade deal
- Jan. 10 - Indiana State Hemp Program Plan submitted to USDA
- Jan. 8 - State Soil Conservation Board Meeting
- Dec. 20 - Carty to lead state's agriculture economic development division
- Dec. 18 - Indiana Grown recieves grant to study program's economic impact
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