soybeans http://wfpl.org en Drought Endangers Corn Crops, Could Raise Food Prices http://wfpl.org/post/drought-endangers-corn-crops-could-raise-food-prices <p>Despite scattered thunderstorms during the past week, parts of Indiana and Kentucky remain in a drought. That condition is hitting corn and soybean farmers particularly hard.</p><p>Half of Indiana&rsquo;s and nearly half of Kentucky&rsquo;s corn crop are in jeopardy, rated as &ldquo;poor&rdquo; or &ldquo;very poor&rdquo; by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says once a crop is rated &ldquo;very poor,&rdquo; there&rsquo;s not much that can be salvaged.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 923 at http://wfpl.org