Meteorologists say springs are generally becoming wetter and summers are becoming drier.
Indiana’s average temperature was more than three degrees higher than average, making it the second hottest year since 1871.
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Low rainfall, soaring temperatures and a cool winter put Indiana on the books.
Two of Indiana's largest ethanol plants have recently shut down because of a rapid increase in corn prices.
Water levels in Indiana lakes and reservoirs are still low despite increased rainfall.
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.
With corn yields down consumers should expect to see a 4 percent rise in food prices.
Pumpkins have deep roots, so they were able to withstand the state's summer drought.