With 71 percent of Indiana’s corn crop rated in poor to very poor condition, farmers are looking for whatever help they can get.
Purdue economists say if conditions don’t improve, Hoosiers will start to see prices increase at the supermarket.
This is the first in a series taking a look at how family farms across Indiana have adapted to modern farming.
It is costing Hoosier farmers more to get crops in the ground.
The agreements could bring in $2 billion but could also increased beef prices at supermarkets if supply decreases.
Heavy spring rains delayed planting for a majority of the region’s corn farmers. Now, after a hot, dry summer, harvest yields are low.
Sustainable urban gardens have begun to pop up around the Indiana University campus, including near the on-campus residence of the University’s First Lady.
Record rainfall and flooding in Indiana continue to prevent farmers from planting their crops.
Freeman Farms in Bloomington had to bring their pumpkins in from out of town this season due to the dry weather.