Hoosier Farmers Affected By Drought

A dry summer could be bad news for some Hoosier farmers.

According to a Purdue University Agricultural Economist, the dry spell could cost Indiana about $250 million in diminished corn and soybean yields.

Most of the corn in the state will be pollinating over the next few weeks, a process that determines how many kernels of corn are formed on each ear.

Even if pollination is successful, yields can be damaged by insufficient moisture and excessive heat.

Soybeans are better suited to resist the effects of a drought and their critical growing period is August.


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