USDA official to visit drought-stricken Ind. farm

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A top federal farm official is making his second day of visits to Indiana farms hard-hit by the state's worst drought in decades.

Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Undersecretary Michael Scuse is set to visit a farm Thursday morning in the central Indiana town of Whiteland about 20 miles south of Indianapolis.

He'll stop at Kelsay Farms, a sixth-generation dairy and grain farm in Johnson County, on the second day of his trip to the state.

Scuse visited drought-stricken farms Wednesday in Allen and White counties in northern Indiana.

During a Tuesday tour of farms in Michigan he said the drought shows the importance of passing the farm bill Congress is now considering. The bill contains disaster relief programs set to expire Sept. 30.

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