Between 1982 and 2012, residential and commercial developments claimed more than 740,000 acres of land that had been cropland, forest land and prairie.
Wolkins says an earlier version of the bill contained confusing language, which prompted dozens of people to testify against it and contact his office.
Indiana taxes farmland mainly on the value of crops the soil can produce. But that calculation has lagged behind the current crop market.
Political and economic uncertainties were on the minds of Purdue agriculture alumni at their annual Fish Fry in Indianapolis Saturday.
Experts say warmer and drier weather than normal created perfect conditions for last year's crop.
The Young Ladies of Agriculture Northern Indiana Forum is open to 100 young women in grades 8-12.
Bilateral, agriculture-only agreements – such as those the U.S. has with the European Union – could take the place of big trade deals.
They hope former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's background in commercial farming means he'll advocate for trade deals Trump has railed against.
Young farmers are necessary to sustain the agricultural economy in the state, but they face a difficult farming environment.
Hoosier farmers planted more than one million acres of cover crops this year, up from virtually none in 2004.