Parts Of Indiana Experiencing Drought

Indiana's corn crop fell 20 percent from July to the end of August because of drought.

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Indiana's corn crop fell 20 percent from July to the end of August because of drought.

Drought conditions are back in portions of the state.

The U.S. Drought Monitor report shows that four counties in northwest Indiana – Benton, Newton, Warren and Lake – are now in moderate drought.

The central portion of the state could move into moderate drought next week if the area does not get enough rain and continues to lose water. Crops have been in dire need of rainfall for weeks.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that 80 percent of Indiana‘s corn crop was in good to excellent condition in mid-July, but that fell to 66 percent at the end of August.

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