March Capital Comments: Assessment Inequities and the Property Tax Caps
Dagney Faulk and Mike Hicks at Ball State's Center for Business and Economic Research have written another excellent study of Indiana property taxes. This one's about assessment quality.
Purdue Entomology's insect clock (Photo credit: John Obermeyer Purdue Entomology)
Time has been so important to humans that we have been keeping track of it in some way for thousands of years. The earliest approach to chronicling time was probably related to obvious cycles in nature such as day and night, the phases of the moon and the changing of seasons.
Dr. Shem Unger, hellbender Got Nature? podcast
Giant salamanders are sensitive to changes in their aquatic environment. Listen to this new podcast interviewing Dr. Shem Unger on the effects of sedimentation on the physiology of juvenile eastern hellbenders.
An adult eastern hellbender. (Photo courtesy Rod Williams Laboratory)
Crawfish is a common food of the hellbender and likewise will be on the menu for people at a Purdue Extension dinner and festivities designed to raise awareness of efforts to save the endangered salamander in Indiana.
Spring orchard trees
As Indiana frees itself from the grip of a harsh late winter, the State Climate Office says a developing weather pattern is likely to produce variable conditions this spring.
Aerial view of corn fields
The Useful to Usable climate initiative based at Purdue University has added an online tool enabling farmers and agricultural advisers to better assess how climate patterns in other parts of the world can influence local conditions and corn yields across the Corn Belt.
Eight educators, executives and researchers will receive the Purdue University 2015 Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award, the College of Agriculture's top honor. They will be presented the award April 3 during a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. EDT in the North Ballroom of Purdue Memorial Union on the West Lafayette campus. A reception will precede the ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

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