Thursday, June 19, 2008

Indiana Floods Bring Worst Ag Disaster In State's History

More than one million acres of Indiana croplands have been adversely affected by recent flooding. Indiana farmers are looking at losses topping $800 million according to Indiana Agriculture Director Andy Miller. It's the worst agriculture disaster in Indiana history reports WTHR. "We have roughly 9 percent of the state's crops that is flooded, both corn and beans," Miller said. "Crops are affected, livestock was affected, farmhouses were affected. Machinery was affected and the land was affected," he said.

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