Agriculture
Indiana's Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) released the new base rate for farmland at the end of February. That rate will be $1,610 for taxes in 2019 - down from $1,850 this year.
Indianapolis is in the running for the second Amazon headquarters. Indy is one of 20 cities on the list, but still, there's a chance. That's a $5 billion investment, with 50,000 employees at an average salary of $100,000.
Brown center of forsythia bud indicating cold injury
Winter 2017-18 was pretty harsh compared to most years. Much of central and northern Indiana experienced 13 or more days well below zero, while southern Indiana had four to five days just a few degrees below zero. In addition, gusty winds further injured plants by desiccating buds and twigs.
Landscape Report
The Purdue Landscape Report provides science-based, timely information for Midwest landscapes. Members of the Purdue Landscape Report Team create articles and supporting photos. The team is composed of Purdue Extension specialists and diagnosticians in many disciplines, including horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, urban forestry and turf science.
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Check out the new publication by Purdue Extension Wildlife Specialist Jarred Brooke to find out more about management practices and common problems faced by land managers who use native warm-season grass stands for wildlife.
Clearcut, timber harvesting
There has been much debate in the popular press lately regarding the role of timber harvesting on forest communities. Taking a look at several large-scale studies that have investigated the effects of tree canopy removal on amphibians and reptiles can help us understand what is happening to the wildlife in our forests..
Crowd at FNR property for Forest Management Workshop
This course will provide valuable information for landowners interested in learning more about forests and woodland management in Indiana. Topics include: tree identification, forest biology, forest management planning and techniques, timber harvesting and marketing, wildlife management, and economic considerations for woodland management.

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