Indiana Farmer Puts Purchases on Hold as Drought Breeds Doubt
. . . This year things are different. Hayhurst is farming right in the heart of the 2.5 percent of the country that is in “exceptional drought” — the worst rating. A combination of little rain and record heat has roasted corn crops, dried up ponds and streams and caused farmers like Hayhurst to postpone purchases of everything from grain bins to smartphones.