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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
- May 16 - State Soil Conservation Board meeting
- May 15 - Conservation districts awarded $900,000 to improve water quality
- April 22 - Motorists: Watch out for slow-moving farm vehicles
- April 12 - Agriculture remains the backbone of Indiana, census shows
- April 9 - Indiana Grown's Monumental Marketplace returns in June
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