WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - With the early onset of extremely dry conditions, Purdue agricultural experts say recovery time is running out for Indiana farmers.
They said it's not time to hit the panic button yet, but two of the state's biggest crops, corn and soybeans, are nearing crucial periods.
Corn produce could become problematic if conditions stay dry through the first part of July.
Soybeans would last until August.
Ag economists said rain in July or August would help, but crops are projected to be lower than annual trends.
Donations are needed for Food Finders Food Bank to aim at matching a grant that would match funds up to $20,000.
The economy has had its ups and downs in the past, but there is promising news for West Central Indiana in 2014. Experts are predicting economic growth next year.
An Indianapolis man who pleaded guilty to bank robbery in which an accomplice was fatally shot by the FBI has been sentenced to 10.5 years in prison.