Research from Indiana University indicates drier conditions are stunting tree growth, which causes them to take in less carbon dioxide.
Indiana is expected to produce more than 1 billion bushels of corn for the first time this year.
A hydrogeologist hired for the study says Indiana’s water policy does not specify which water users get priority in the event of severe shortages.
While Indiana's corn yields are looking up, soybean yields may be below average this year.
The Farm Bill expires today, and if Congress passes the proposed new bill, would eliminate some of the direct payments to farmers.
As fall approaches, farmers are preparing to harvest their crops, but corn growers in the state might be disappointed in their yields this year.
Indiana's corn crop fell 20 percent from July to the end of August because of drought.
Of the utilities the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission surveyed, only half have plans in place to deal with water shortages.
The Natural Resources Defense Council suggests farmers could avoid major losses if they used practices that promote soil health.
Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.