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Indiana farmers are listening to U.S. Department of Agriculture officials to make sure they know who they need to contact when they assess their final losses from this year‘s drought.
Hancock County farmer Eric Lawyer hosted a “Barn Hall” style meeting with USDA officials and area farmers Monday to discuss the current drought situation. Lawyer says he expects of have a decent soybean crop but lose more than half of this year‘s corn. He says there‘s really nothing to be done.
“This is just one of those years when, Mother Nature, you just gotta deal with what she throws out at you and do your best and go on,” he says. “Kind of put it in the history books and hopefully its another 25-26 years before we get another one like it.”
Lawyer says farmers like him just have to get advice on how to manage their losses.
Farmers in and around Henricks County will gather for another meeting Tuesday.