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    We've now gone 45 straight days with less than 1/10th of an inch of rain . One stretch of 7 straight days of 100+ degrees and the temperature rarely drops below 75 degrees at night . Currently 6 a.m. and 79 degrees already .
    I know it is hot in the summer and cold in the winter yet ALL the crops are withered and Indiana produces the majority of the US corn crops .NOT this year ,.
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Sounds like you just described southwest Ohio. I'm loving it though. My grass has died and I don't have to mow. The only bad thing for me is that the rivers are down and the kayaking isn't as quick. But, I still get out. In fact, I'm going in about 10 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    Indiana produces the majority of the US corn crops .NOT this year ,.
    I'll just assume that's a joke, or someone told you some wrong info.

    It's Iowa, hands down; I don't even think Indiana would even make the top five, would it?
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    Corn for grain - State Agricultural Production Rankings from StuffAboutStates.com

    Iowa and Illinois way out in front and Indiana in 5th!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Corn for grain - State Agricultural Production Rankings from StuffAboutStates.com

    Iowa and Illinois way out in front and Indiana in 5th!
    Thanks for posting.

    Granted, Wisconsin is a dairy state-and IS it; best cheese in the world-but I'm surprised that they are only 10th in corn production, and, yes, I'm surprised to see Indiana at 5th.
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    In normal years, our corn at this point is about head high (6 feet), tasseled, and ears fairly well grown. Below is a picture of what our corn looks like right now. YIKES!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Corn for grain - State Agricultural Production Rankings from StuffAboutStates.com

    Iowa and Illinois way out in front and Indiana in 5th!
    Sorry about that ODH, i just remembered what a teacher told me a long time ago and never checked the actual facts .
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    Ban,
    Our corn crops are not yet at knee level and with 15 days of temps over 90 this month and .09 inches of rain the future is looking bleak . People are being fined $500 for watering their lawns . Indiana just broke a 91 year old heat record with no relief in sight .
    98 degrees at 4 pm.
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    Entire state of Indiana now under a water shortage warning

    4:38 PM, Jul. 17, 2012 |




    The entire state of Indiana is now under a water shortage warning.
    The announcement came from state Department of Homeland Security Officials on Tuesday as drought conditions worsen. Last week, less than half of the state’s counties had the same warning.
    Because of a depleting water supply, the state is also asking Indiana’s largest water consumers to cut back water usage by 10 to 15 percent. Those consumers use 100,000 gallons of water per day or more.
    That amount will help relieve some of the strain put on reservoirs and other water suppliers, said Chief of Homeland Security Gary Coon.
    Morse Reservoir is down 6 feet, while Geist is down 2 feet. Citizens Water spokeswoman Sarah Holsapple said in a few days, the company will begin pulling about 6 million gallons more per day from Geist to help sustain the Morse levels.
    Yesterday, Holsapple said the company pulls about 35 million gallons of water every day from Morse. That’s about half of what they pulled each day last week.
    The state announcement comes just a day after Indianapolis broke the record for longest dry spell — one that stood for 104 years.
    The city has only gotten 0.09 inches of rain since June 1. But meteorologists say that could change this week.
    Michael Koch, National Weather Service meteorologist, said the chance of rain from today through Friday hovers in the 30-40 percent range. If the rain comes it could be a brief respite, but it’s going to require continuous weekly rainfall totals of an inch or more to get the area out of extreme drought conditions.
    That, Koch says, doesn’t look like its happening soon. After the chance of rain this week, the city will be dry again.
    The dry spell isn’t the only record the city could set. If there’s no rain today, July 2012 will be the driest start ever for the month — one that historically is the wettest of the year.
    Combine that with a brutal heat index — between 105-100 degrees tomorrow — and the conditions could mean more trouble for residents.
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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