The updated US Drought Monitor now puts every Indiana county in some level of drought. Parts of central, southwest and north-central Indiana are under an extreme drought and the rest of the state is suffering from severe to moderate drought conditions. HAT meteorologist Rob Wasson says some relief is on the way but those rains won’t break drought stricken areas.
For HAT Field Update farmer Jim Lochtefeld in Jay County any rains coming his way will be too little and too late for the corn crop. “I would say it is a total loss.”[audio:http://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/07/HFU-JL071212.mp3|titles=Jim Lochtefeld July 12 update]