The state is requesting a secretarial disaster declaration for 53 of its 92 counties where recent flooding and heavy rains have caused crop damages.
Agricultural economists say corn farmers could see a 12-percent drop in their revenue from last year.
The first in a three-part series on the dangers of pesticide drift reports on how misplaced pest-control chemicals can encroach on people's livelihoods.
Too much rain can cause fungi and disease to grow on certain crops.
With high seed and fertilizer prices, agriculture experts say there is little room for error when it comes to planting crops.
Indiana Department of Agriculture officials say the so-called "green manure" helps soil recover faster if there is little rain.
74 of the state's 92 counties had been given some form of disaster status as of Monday.
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