Farmers across the state have been impacted by a number of wet days that have kept them from out of their fields. The impacts are likely to have ripple effects across the state.
While state law limits the number of hemp acres grown, the small number of Hoosier farmers growing the crop say they’re trying to view the abnormally wet spring as an opportunity.
As part of our Inquire Indiana series, Gregory Ulm of Fishers asked if there were examples of rural communities handling and adapting to change well.
Many got crops in the ground late, and much of what farmers did plant got drowned by rain over the past week.
Last week’s data showed two thirds of Indiana’s corn crop was planted. The organization says 84 percent is in the ground this week.
This weekend’s rainfall made flooding worse in some areas, and even flooded some recently planted fields.
Over the past year, 450 students and 30 local organizations teamed up to work on 28 projects that sought to connect IU resources to local needs.
Sen. Todd Young defended the bill stating that farmers pay taxes and deserve this aid.
Farmers across the country are set to receive $3 billion in a disaster relief bill that President Trump signed into law last week.
According the United States Department of Agriculture, 67 percent of Indiana’s corn crop was in the ground as of June 9. That compares with nearly all last year.