With 71 percent of Indiana’s corn crop rated in poor to very poor condition, farmers are looking for whatever help they can get.
USDA officials spent Wednesday in northern parts of the state and will head to Johnson County Thursday.
This could be the driest season since the dust bowl conditions of the 1930’s
Blazing heat and weeks without rain are parching the region
Nearly 90% of the state is experiencing a drought and officials say the dry weather is expected to continue.
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.
Indiana crops yields have been low because of heavy rains followed by a hot summer.
There won't be a bumper crop this year, but depending on summer weather, most farmers should recover.
Farmers say plants are showing signs of distress with wilted and rolled leaves after a summer that has left Indiana "abnormally" dry.