USDA official to visit Indiana farms amid drought

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A top federal farm official has scheduled visits to three Indiana farms amid the state's drought.

Indiana Farm Service Agency Executive Director Julia Wickard says Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Undersecretary Michael Scuse will travel to Indiana on Wednesday and Thursday to tour drought-stricken farm fields in Allen and White counties in northern Indiana and Johnson County south of Indianapolis,.

The National Weather Service has recorded 0.09 of an inch in rainfall that in Indianapolis since June 1. If Monday's forecast for no rain holds up, that total would match a stretch in August and September 1908 that's the city's driest since the weather service's record keeping started in the 1870s.

Fort Wayne has recorded just 0.70 of an inch of rain since June 1.

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