The dry weather ravaged feed supplies, sharply drove up corn and soybean prices and forced cattle producers to reduce their herds.
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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Water levels in Indiana lakes and reservoirs are still low despite increased rainfall.
With corn yields down consumers should expect to see a 4 percent rise in food prices.
The quality of the popcorn may not be as high as consumers have come to expect.
Rain storms that have moved throughout much of the state in recent weeks have helped alleviate drought.
Western Indiana gets soaked, but the whole state remains below-average in rainfall.
A naturalist at McCormick's Creek State Park says temperature is always the key factor in how colorful the leaf show will be.