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30 laws in 30 days: New law expected to decrease farmland property taxes

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Jack Maloney has farmed all his life. As a fourth-generation farmer, Maloney has never had another job. His 2,800 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat in Brownsburg, Indiana, have been around since 1861, and Maloney said he hopes they’ll be around for much longer. But the state hasn’t made […]

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Pence visits farmers to survey flood damage

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence visited northern Indiana Wednesday to survey damage caused by the recent heavy rainfall. He met with Hoosier farmers in Cass and Jasper counties to see how much damage has been done and to gauge the potential economic impact for farmers across Indiana. “Our farmers and agriculture industry […]

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More Hoosier counties, farmers qualify for drought disaster assistance

By Lauren Casey The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Federal officials have declared additional counties in Indiana as disaster areas due to drought, which means more Hoosier farmers can now qualify for emergency assistance. Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, the state’s secretary of agriculture, announced that 14 additional counties in Indiana have been declared primary natural disaster […]