Crop Report

Indiana’s corn and soybeans could be headed to a record year.

A U-S Department of Agriculture report released Friday predicts the second-largest corn crop in Indiana history, with the largest soybean crop. Still, Purdue corn specialist Bob Nielsen preaches caution – he says there’s still 30 to 45 days left this season. Nielsen says warmer than normal conditions persist, it might take a little bit of the frosting off the top on some of these yields. Purdue economist Chris Hurt adds that unlike much of the U-S, revenue for Indiana farmers should be strong – mostly because last year’s was so poor, due to flooding across the state.