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Published July 02, 2010, 09:22 AM

Recent heavy rains haven’t hurt Indiana crops

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Agriculture officials say wet weather across much of Indiana in recent weeks hasn’t seriously damaged the state’s crops.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Agriculture officials say wet weather across much of Indiana in recent weeks hasn’t seriously damaged the state’s crops.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says about two-thirds of the state’s corn and soybean crops are in good to excellent condition, with about 10 percent poor to very poor.

Agriculture Department Indiana field director Greg Preston says that while some areas have seen ponded fields, the statewide crop condition is good.

The agency says that with all the rain, 96 percent of the state’s topsoil had adequate to surplus moisture levels.

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