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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
- Sept. 16 - Taiwan leaders to visit Indiana, sign major soybean purchase
- Sept. 13 - State Soil Conservation Board meeting
- Sept. 3 - Grants available to grow the livestock industry
- Aug. 30 - Gov. Holcomb Announces Farmers in All 92 Counties Eligible to Receive Assistance
- Aug. 20 - Kettler comments on Bayer, Elanco Animal Health agreement
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