Dry weather affecting farmers throughout Michiana

NOW: Dry weather affecting farmers throughout Michiana

FULTON COUNTY, Ind. – Moderate droughts have occurred throughout several Northern Indiana counties, impacting crop production for farmers.

The droughts have led to soil issues and an increase in insect activity.

This all come after a rainy spring that delayed farmers from planting their crops.

“It went from extremely wet to it just turned the water off,” Clay Gayer said, a farmer in Bremen. “We don’t have irrigation here so we’re dependent on Mother Nature. The shortages we saw were in our alfalfa and hay crops. The first cutting was excellent and then the second and third the yields just started suffering quite a bit.”

Geyer says that he is doing okay despite the shortages, but there are concerns regarding impact the droughts will have on the local market.

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