Report: Indiana crop conditions better than expected
July 1, 2010
Although wet weather across Indiana has hampered fieldwork and raised questions about crop conditions, things may not be quite as bad as they seem.
The "Indiana Crop and Weather Report," issued June 28 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, shows 65 percent of the state's corn crop and 62 percent of soybeans are in good to excellent condition, and only 11 percent of corn and 12 percent of soybeans are poor to very poor.
Photo Gallery: First the rain, then the heat
Purdue Agricultural Communication photographer Tom Campbell spent part of July 6, 2010, documenting the condition of corn crops in northwestern Indiana. These are some of his photos.
Photo Gallery: Flooded fields from June rains
These are photos of flooded corn and soybean fields in Hamilton and Warren County from June 21-22.