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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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    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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    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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    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!
    I'm not surprised to see Indiana and Ohio in 5th and 6th, I'm more surprised by how far ahead Iowa and Illinois are. I knew both were known for their corn, but my gosh, they are waaaaay ahead of everyone.

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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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    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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