No surprise — crop yields hurt by dry conditions


Mike Blunk removes the strap securing the grate at the back of his truck, allowing soybeans to flow out into the collection gate for the Rose Acre Soybean processing facility in Seymour. PHOTO BY AARON PIPER

While production in some areas was higher than expected, yields at the end of the fall harvest season suffered because of this year’s drought.

Purdue Extension Jackson County director Richard Beckort said some areas had higher yields than originally projected, but not by far.

“It’s still bad,” he said.

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