Wet weather slowed harvest for some growers last week while others were unaffected, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. Some areas in the southern part of the State saw significant rainfall that caused combines to be sidelined. Growers in the northern part of the State were able to harvest with fewer delays.
The average temperature for the week was 62.4 degrees, 1.4 degrees above normal for the State. The amount of rainfall varied from 0.28 to 4.23 inches during the week. The statewide average precipitation was 1.62 inches. There were 4.4 days available for
fieldwork for the week ending September 30.
Growers continued to harvest corn, soybeans, popcorn, processing vegetables, silage, seed corn and apples when weather allowed. Winter wheat was planted where time and conditions allowed. Farmers were signing up for the Market Facilitation Program at their local Farm Service Agency office.