A drought will depend on the strength of La Nina weather pattern; stronger La Nina conditions typically result in summers that are hotter or drier, or both.
The California drought is causing increased prices for certain products.
Indiana's corn crop fell 20 percent from July to the end of August because of drought.
About half the state‘s yellow poplars have been damaged because of last year's drought.
High corn prices and low supply caused by the 2012 drought have prompted some farmers in the Southeast to consider planting more corn.
A state climatologist says warm temperatures and day-long rains have helped the ground recover from last year's drought.
Foresters say some tree species may never return the strength they had before the 2012 drought.
The dry weather ravaged feed supplies, sharply drove up corn and soybean prices and forced cattle producers to reduce their herds.
The commonly used herbicide atrazine kills weeds in corn and sorghum fields without harming the crops.
Indiana Department of Agriculture officials say the so-called "green manure" helps soil recover faster if there is little rain.