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October 14, 2015



Weather Woes Result In Fewer, Smaller Pumpkins

Excess rain leads pumpkins to rot when they can't absorb all the water. Too little rain means pumpkins shoot roots deep into the ground to find moisture.

October 5, 2015


Water flooding near a shed

High Water Changes Platte River Landscape

In central Nebraska, the Platte River was at or near flood stage for close to two months, submerging crop fields near the river and damaging bridges and fences.

October 2, 2015


Caucasian persimmons

Take My Persimmons (Please), Doomsday Vault, Panna Cotta

Persimmons are falling! Louise Briggs adopted out her persimmon tree this year. We make persimmon jam and panna cotta. And, the effects of wet summer weather.

August 21, 2015



Crop Insurance Claims Jump Due To Unusual Weather

Bloomberg News released a study showing crop insurance claims have jumped 48 percent, but analysts remind the season isn't over yet.

July 13, 2015


flooded corn field

Record Rainfall Drowning Indiana’s Crops

Last month was the wettest June since 1895, causing many fields to flood.

July 10, 2015


Arlyn Llewellyn and Annie Corrigan in the kitchen

Eggplant Taco, Bee Hotel, Two Friends And Their Local Burger

We look at the business relationships behind a local burger. No meat on our eggplant and cabbage tacos. And, is wet weather new normal for Midwestern summers?

July 2, 2015


flooded farmland

After Stormy Spring, Farmers Could Face More Violent Weather

This season's storms aren't a fluke. They're one consequence of a century long pattern in which the Midwest has gotten as much as two degrees warmer.

April 13, 2015



Rainy Weather Delays Crops, But Agronomists Say Not To Worry

Purdue agronomy professor Robert Nielsen says historical data doesn’t show a strong correlation between planting dates and crop yields.

May 13, 2013

Wet And Wacky 

Careful What You Wish For: Farmers Seek Dry, Warm Weather

Farmers are hoping for a break in the rain so they can get this year’s crops in the ground and try to lock in good yields at harvest.

May 9, 2013

Too Much Of A Good Thing 

Tire tracks through an empty, muddy field.

Wet Spring Delays Planting Season

During last year's drought, farmers begged for rain. This spring, they wish it would stop.

April 25, 2013

April Showers 


Farmers Planting Crops Later Because Of Rain

With high seed and fertilizer prices, agriculture experts say there is little room for error when it comes to planting crops.

April 2, 2013

Spring Weather 

Amish Farm in the Morning

Farmers Expect Typical Growing Season This Year

At this time last year, farmers in Indiana were already preparing and planting for the season because of record-breaking temperatures.

May 3, 2011

Recycling Rain Water 

Rain Barrels

I’m Only Happy When It Rains: Harnessing Rain Water

With the help of his elaborate rain barrel system, Steven Janowiecki can water his garden in five minutes flat.

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