Food Alert: Over Half of Indiana Has Crop Damage

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Via Indiana Economic Digest

Gov. Mike Pence and Sen. Joe Donnelly are seeking a disaster declaration to help farmers whose crops have been damaged from the summer’s high rain levels.

In 50 counties, reported crop damage and losses have met or exceeded 30 percent of a crop, and three counties have experienced a significant number of damages and losses to multiple crops, according to a news release. Under a disaster designation, low-interest emergency loans will be made available to all producers suffering losses in that county, as well as in counties contiguous to a disaster-designated county.

The National Weather Service reports rains set a statewide June rainfall record with a state average of 8.99 inches. The previous record was 8.13 inches set in June 1958.

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2014 Indiana State Fair Attendance

Indianapolis WTHR-TV reporter Matt McCutheon reported on his Twitter account today the Indiana State Fair will top over 900,000 in total attendance this year. This would put it in the Top 5 of attendance records for the fair.