The U.S. Drought Monitor Report shows an improvement in Indiana's drought status.
The heat and the drought has helped vineyards even as it has depleted many other crop yields.
The Secretary of Agriculture says the drought alone, is not enough to cause a big spike in food prices.
Bloomington residents will not be allowed to water their lawns beginning Monday.
Seventy-five farms have been in the same family for more than 100 years in Indiana, and those families say this year's drought is one of the worst in history.
A lack of precipitation this summer could lead to less snow this winter, experts say.
Many rural residents rely on groundwater for drinking and cooking, and many city dwellers and businesses tap into underground aquifers as well.
The drought means less food on the vine. That, in turn, leaves less food to be donated to Indiana food banks.
74 of the state's 92 counties had been given some form of disaster status as of Monday.
Corn growing in more arid regions of the globe may be adaptable to grow in the Midwest in years where there's little rain.