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March 4, 2013


Climatologist: Indiana Farmland Recovered From Drought

A state climatologist says warm temperatures and day-long rains have helped the ground recover from last year's drought.

February 14, 2013


Indiana Trees Still Suffering From Summer Drought

Foresters say some tree species may never return the strength they had before the 2012 drought.

February 8, 2013


2012 Drought Contributes To Lowest Cattle Herd Since 1952

The dry weather ravaged feed supplies, sharply drove up corn and soybean prices and forced cattle producers to reduce their herds.

November 1, 2012


Herbicide Residue Left After Drought Could Harm Winter Crops

The commonly used herbicide atrazine kills weeds in corn and sorghum fields without harming the crops.

October 22, 2012


Cover Crops Help Farmers, Soil After Summer Drought

Indiana Department of Agriculture officials say the so-called "green manure" helps soil recover faster if there is little rain.

October 6, 2012


Pumpkin Crop Thriving Despite Drought

Pumpkins have deep roots, so they were able to withstand the state's summer drought.

September 26, 2012


Drought Could Increase Pork Prices, Reduce Pork Producers

Drought conditions this summer have driven up the price of grain, which is a main food source for hogs.

September 24, 2012


Farmers Rethink Insurance And Drought-Resistant Crops

As farmers begin to harvest crops that have been devastated by the drought, many are looking for ways to avoid similar difficulties next year.

September 21, 2012


Indiana Farmland Prices Soar Despite Drought

Farmland prices have risen between 14 percent and 18 percent this year and will likely continue to increase.

September 17, 2012


Drought Increases Risk Of Harvest Season Accidents

State officials are urging farmers to use precaution as the drought has increased risks for fire, harmful dust and mold due to decomposition.

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