State officials have awarded more than $400,000 to boost to Indiana's specialty crop sector that includes hops, nuts and dried fruits.
As of this week, 70-percent of the state’s corn has been harvested – that’s compared to 85-percent at this time last year.
The unpredictable fall weather is delaying fall harvests.
Fuel and fertilizer costs have been low, but so have grain prices and crop insurance payouts.
The state Dept. of Agriculture will divide more than $380,000 from the USDA’s specialty crop block grant program among research and marketing projects.
Thanks to good weather, pumpkin patches across the state saw more crop than usual. But, the leftover pumpkins could pose a problem for next year.
Corn and soybean prices are predicted to drop this year because farmers are expected to have higher yields.
Nearly 80 percent of Indiana's corn has been rated good or excellent.
About 30 percent of Indiana corn crop was planted as of Monday, an agriculture report indicates.
Scientists looked at how potential climate change scenarios could affect crop production, human health and the global economy, among other things.