The corn harvest should rebound to near-normal numbers in Jackson County despite drought-like conditions the past three weeks.
Soybean production might face a tougher challenge.
“I think the corn is going to be all right,” said Richard Beckort, the county Purdue Extension educator.
A year ago, a summer-long drought limited corn production to about 61 bushels an acre here. This year, according to an Aug. 23 Indiana Agriculture report, estimates show farmers in the south-central part of the state will see about 150 bushels an acre. The five-year average is 120.1 bushels per acre.
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