Talk to Indiana farmer Jim Lochtefeld in Jay County and you’ll find he uses the word hope a good deal. He hopes next year is much better for Midwest and Indiana crops. And he hopes this year’s bean crop isn’t as bad as USDA projects. Hope can be the best medicine in a year of drought, and Lochtefeld’s fields were hit so hard by drought that he called the corn a total loss in mid-July.
He brought us up to date on the crops in a HAT Field Update Wednesday afternoon:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/09/HFU-JL-090512.mp3|titles=Jim Lochtefeld update]