One of the toughest challenges facing Hoosier farmers has nothing to do with unpredictable weather, price fluctuations and damaging infestations. It has to do with the question inevitably facing every owner of a family farm: "Who should I designate to inherit the farm?"
It is likely that prices of natural gas - now at their lowest in two decades - will be even lower during the home heating season next winter, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner says. In another good sign for low energy costs for consumers, Tyner also expects gasoline prices to stay in the range of $2 to $2.50 a gallon for much of 2016.
It's Thanksgiving, and here's one thing I'm thankful for: the Legislative Services Agency's county property tax reports for 2015. You can find them on the General Assembly's website at http://iga.in.gov. Click on "Publications," then "Property Tax Studies."
Most people who said in a Purdue University nationwide survey that they planned to travel over the Christmas holiday expected to spend about the same on travel as last year or even less.
Two Purdue Extension county educators with 83 years of combined service are the 2014 co-recipients of the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Education Service to the Rural People of Indiana.
Melissa and Tim Ivey of Huntington, Indiana, are feeling the excitement of any couple of building a new house. But the Ivey family has some additional responsibilities beyond picking out paint colors.
Thanksgiving holiday food shoppers will find adequate supplies of turkeys but at higher prices, depending on the type and whether grocers pass the increases on to customers or eat the loss themselves, a Purdue University agricultural economist says.