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National Weather Service Says Long-Term Forecasts Favor Farmers

Flooded farmland has been a common scene throughout much of the state, but weather forecasts may finally be in farmers' favor. (Brock Turner, WTIU/WFIU News)

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis says Hoosier farmers could soon have some relief from Mother Nature.

The organization predicts a more normal weather pattern for this time of year that will include warmer temperatures, more humidity, and fewer days with rain.

That’s welcome news for farmers after a wet spring caused planting delays across much of the Midwest.  Hoosier farmers lagged behind and many have opted to plant a different crop or not plant at all.

Andrew White is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. He says the long-term forecast is more favorable for farmers.

We kind of have a little bit of a break from this wet weather," he says. "We’re settling into a more of a normal summer pattern the next couple of weeks.”

White says many farmers in southern Indiana are still dealing with flooded fields due to high water levels in rivers caused by a series of storms late last month.

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