Legislation being considered by the Indiana Senate would direct the state department of agriculture to conduct an inventory of farmland lost in the state from 2010 to 2022.
Indiana Representative Kendell Culp, a farmer from Rensselaer, authored the bill. He has said the state must take stock of and protect valuable farmland.
Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron says having an inventory of farmland losses would be beneficial.
“If we’re going to try to fix the problem, we really need to have an understanding of where it’s going and what are the uses.