An Indiana farmer says his crops need rain


An Indiana farmer says his crops need rain

Central Indiana farmer Phil Ramsey says his crops could use timely rains after several weeks of hot and dry conditions.  

“A good rain would really put some bushels on our soybean crop and help the corn finish up and so we really do need a good general rain through here to really get us back to where we were six weeks ago,” he says.

He tells Brownfield conditions have been variable this year.

“We had a near-perfect stand and were pretty excited about what we had and then we had heavier rains early in the growing season and ended up with normal drowned out spots,” he says. “So, we still have decent sub-soil moisture but it’s getting dry on top and has been hot.”

Ramsey, an American Soybean Association director and former chair of Indiana Soybean Alliance’s Membership and Policy Committee, grows corn, soybeans, and wheat in Shelby County.