A 20-member Indiana task force has begun work on examining how the state's ag businesses are regulated, a difficult task since there are 13 agency functions that regulate Hoosier ag.

The task force was created to examine Indiana's regulatory structure and take steps, if necessary, to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the state's regulatory system. "The ag sector has grown and is growing," Ted McKinney of Dow AgroSciences, task force chairman, told the Rushville (IN) Republican. "So government has to have the capacity to fulfill the needs that come with that growth."

The task force will prepare a report by December for the governor and the legislature.