Indiana faces $475m in crop loss

Indiana faces $475m in crop loss

Indiana's corn and soybean yield potential declines as crop conditions deteriorate following torrential rains.

AFTER a month of rain, Indiana's corn and soybean crops have gone from among the best to among the worst, with Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt now estimating that the value of production could decline by $475 million.

Indiana has dropped from having above-average corn and soybean yield prospects in the first week of June to well below normal at the end of the month, noted Hurt, who analyzed the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Ju

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