An Indiana farmer says recent rainfall was needed
Storms brought flooding, hail, and some wind damage to parts of Indiana over the past week.
Northwestern Indiana farmer Kendell Culp says his farm received some rainfall after recent dry conditions.
“On my farm, we’ve had four inches in the last four days. Another farm two miles north of us where we farm, we have gotten eight inches of rain during that same timeframe,” he says. “So, now we have ponding and flooding and soybeans under water. We have wheat that’s not far from harvest and it’s standing in water.”
He tells Brownfield he would rather have too much rain than not enough at this point in the season.
“Our corn is really growing well—it looks good,” he says. “The corn and soybeans both have a good color, the emergence was good, and so if things hold out, I’m expecting a pretty good harvest this fall.”
Culp grows corn and soybeans in Jasper County.