Mother Nature made her presence heard through much of Indiana yesterday. Jon Sparks farms east of Indianapolis in Hancock County. He says things aren’t pretty after yesterday’s storm. “We saw some really strong straight-line winds about 10 o’clock last night,” he says. “There’s a lot of tree damage and some damage to buildings and the corn crop – for the condition it was in – I thought it took it pretty well. But there is a lot of downed corn in the area.”
He anticipates a lot of reels will be needed to finish up harvest. “Any time it’s lodged like that it doubles the time it takes for harvest,” he says. “Just because you’ve got to go slower to make sure you get it all in.”
Sparks says they’ve got about 120 acres left to finish harvest this year.
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