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Indiana Leads Nation In Crop Loss

Indiana crops yields have been low because of heavy rains followed by a hot summer.

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Indiana crops yields are predicted to be some of the worst in the nation.

Indiana leads the nation in crop losses according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA says it is the second year in a row for low yields and that is going to keep prices high. Jeff Boyer, a crop consultant with the Hamilton County Farm Bureau Co-op says the corn crop will be down 25 to 40 percent because of the dry july and a late planting.

“The entire crop got planted late, which means we‘re about 30 days behind on planting, we‘re gonna expect to be about 30 days later with harvest, so we‘re not going to see very much harvested around here until the 1st of October.”

The USDA is predicting low crop yields nationwide.

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