Ind. (AP) — A top federal farm official who spent two days touring
drought-stricken Indiana farms says most of the state's corn crop is in
such bad shape that this week's rainfall likely won't help many of the
Foreign Agricultural Services Undersecretary Michael Scuse (scoos) visited
a dairy and grain farm near the Johnson County town of Whiteland on
Thursday morning to tour stunted cornfields and dairy barns.
He told local
farmers and reporters who gathered at Kelsay Farms that 71 percent of
Indiana's corn crop is in poor to very poor condition.
this week's rainfall is likely too late for most of Indiana's corn crop,
but soybeans stressed from the drought could still benefit.
More than half
of Indiana is now experiencing an extreme drought.