After visiting family over the 4th of the July holiday we made our way across Indiana, traveling from Cincinnati to Chicago on I-74 then I-65.
I was looking forward to this leg of the trip because I wanted to see if the crops in Indiana were really as bad as I was hearing. Unfortunately, I have to confirm they are. My husband and I couldn’t believe even the irrigated corn looked bad! The only respectable crops we saw were north of Lafayette.
Ironically as we traveled just north of Indianapolis it started to sprinkle. The impending rain on radar was the talk of the gas station we stopped at. Sprinkles was all it would be though. As the showers came across the Illinois-Indiana line they dissipated. It does appear the southern part of the state got a little relief. It will be interesting to hear how much rain they got out of the storm.
Our counterparts in Indiana, Hoosier Ag Today reported that crop losses in Indiana are expected to exceed those of the 1988 drought. Last week Purdue experts and state leaders gathered to assess the situation.
I snapped photos out the window as we drove through Indiana and this is what I saw: