Between 1982 and 2012, residential and commercial developments claimed more than 740,000 acres of land that had been cropland, forest land and prairie.
Indiana taxes farmland mainly on the value of crops the soil can produce. But that calculation has lagged behind the current crop market.
State health officials are suing the Three Waters Campground in the Randolph County town of Farmland over alleged health and safety violations.
The survey says that over the past two years, the average farmland value has fallen about 13 percent.
Congress is stepping in to keep the FSA's real estate loans afloat.
After a decade of increasing prices, Indiana farmland values are expected to decline.
Agricultural economists attribute the drop to a decline in crop prices.
Indiana’s farmland values could soon be on the decline thanks to dropping crop prices.
The Farm Bill that went into effect this week includes millions of dollars to restore farmland, wetlands and grasslands.
The bill is named after a Farmland, Indiana native who died four years ago after returning from service overseas.