In a year when the irrigators ran more than they ever have, recent rains in northwest Indiana have given them a break, but more importantly have provided some renewed hope for a decent crop. In a HAT Field Update from his Jasper County farm, Mark Kingma said the Monday morning total was around an inch.
“So it was a nice rain that will help some soybeans,” he said. “Our soybeans still have a lot of green in them, so it will help finish up our soybeans and help corn that isn’t fully black layered. Maybe it will add just a little more test weight because I’m hearing corn is a little light this year.”[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/HFU-MK-082712.mp3|titles=Mark Kingma August 27 Update]