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-- I can't call aren't so let's get on to some new information now instrument about the drought it turns out last month July was the hottest month we've ever had.
In the United States in the lower 48 -- drought map shows that the parched conditions will only get worse in the midwest.
Jeff Flock has been covering all of this for ten.
And now he's doing it from the Indiana state fair hey Jeff.
I am I with people who -- in love with their cattle this is the cattle born take a look at that.
Trouble they're going to this is a show cattle show now.
That will be part of the blue ribbon.
Pursued here being yes they care for those of our viewers who are.
In the east perhaps who don't understand about state players state -- are huge look at this entire barn here.
Filled with cattle to be shown in -- course.
These cattlemen -- under very difficult conditions this year because of the drought.
In advance of the big crop report tomorrow put the numbers up for corn.
Means we once again.
-- the rally just continues.
A wanna -- if -- can.
The lieutenant governor of the state of Indiana I hear she's talking to some of our constituents.
For -- Gilman thanks for joining us my -- This is a celebration of agriculture.
But this year you don't have as much to -- -- Well that's true it has been a disappointing summer borer farmers and the agricultural industry but you know many farmers and their middle name -- -- yes.
They understand they're so dependent on mother nature but that's -- to break to come together walk.
With me if you would because just sharing this -- -- drinking this and it's interesting today the USDA drought monitor latest one came out Indiana is ground zero.
90% of the state is in drought.
Now in exceptional the worst -- That's that's true there -- nine -- counties in Indiana.
Out farmers and 81 can count is -- Gracie -- -- cents and relief from the federal government.
He's the federal government -- -- enough at this point to help.
The men and women of agriculture in your state.
While some certain -- what they have good -- -- -- -- To defend on for the long term.
So if we can't get a farm bill together right away at latest -- drought related provisions in place would be helpful.
Oppose having the farm bill caught up with the -- Program that kind of you know some animal welfare program that -- that him with a farm bill you'd rather that not be the case would.
Well I think it's just confusing for the average American when they say.
Total dollar amount about farm -- -- a great portion of that is not related to on farm expanded.
This is one of lieutenant governor Stillman so a big.
Pushes here she has a lot of experience she's as a lieutenant governor is automatically.
The secretary of agriculture in this state.
She grew up in farm country grandfather had a farm.
She knows the pain.
Especially this year especially this year right Jeff terrific reporting as has been the case throughout this story Jeff for.
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