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Indiana State Department of Agriculture

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Drought Information

Drought conditions are affecting the entire state and several sectors of our economy. Lack of rainfall and extreme temperatures have devastated crops and impaired livestock feed and water supplies across Indiana. ISDA will continue to monitor the situation and provide information on this page
as it becomes available.

Please check back often for updates.      

Recent Press Releases

  • (Oct. 10) FSA Extends Emergency Grazing to November 30, 2012 Learn more
  • (Sept. 27) FDA Grants Indiana Farmers More Flexibility in Blending Corn for Livestock Feed Learn more

Additional Information

Previous Releases

  • (Sept. 5) All 92 Indiana Counties Designated Primary Disaster Areas Learn more
  • (Aug. 28) NRCS Announcing Grants to Help Farmers Adapt to Drought Learn more
  • (Aug. 24) SBA Disater Loans Available in Indiana Update Learn more(Aug. 22) SBA Disaster Loans Available in Indiana Update Learn more
  • (Aug. 21) SBA Disater Loans Available in Indiana Learn more (Aug. 16) Farmers in All 92 Counties Now Qualify for Assistance Learn more
  • (Aug. 16) NRCS Announcing Grants to Help Farmers Adapt to Drought Learn more
  • (Aug. 15) All Ninety-Two Indiana Counties Now Designated Primary or Contiguous Natural Disaster Areas Learn more
  • (Aug. 15) Seventy_eight Indiana Counties in Total Now Designated Primary Natural Disaster with Additional 9 Learn more(Aug. 13) SBA Disaster Loans Available in Perry County Indiana Learn more
  • (Aug. 13) Ag Media Assignment editors Learn more
  • (Aug 12) USDA Risk Management Administrator William Murphy to Visit Central Indiana Learn more FSA Expands Emergency Haying and Grazing to Additional CRP Practices Learn more
  • Additional Indiana Natural Disaster Areas & Assistance Announced Learn more
  • Sixty-Six Indiana Counties in Total Now Designated Primary Natural Disaster Areas Learn more
  • Map of Indiana Primary and Contiguous Disaster Counties as of August 1, 2012 here
  • NRCS Announces Haying and Grazing on Indiana Floodplain Easement Acres Learn more
  • Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Drought Assistance, Designates an Additional 218 Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Learn more
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Indiana Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Drought Learn more
  • SBA Disaster Loans Available in Indiana Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Drought Learn more
  • Drought Serves as Reminder for Fire Safety & Prevention Learn more
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Indiana Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Drought Learn more
  • Sixty-Four Indiana Counties Now Designated Primary Natural Disaster Areas Learn more
  • Map of Indiana Primary and Contiguous Disaster Counties as of July 25, 2012 view
  • Lt. Governor Becky Skillman Requests USDA Designate All Counties Natural Disaster Areas Learn more
  • USDA Designates an Additional 76 Counties in 6 States as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due to Worsening Drought Learn more
  • Vilsack Opens Emergency Haying and Grazing of CRP Acres for Entire State Learn more
  • Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Obama Administration Efforts to Assist Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Drought Learn more
  • CORRECTED PR-12-24 - USDA Designates Additional Fourteen Counties in Indiana as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Learn more
  • Map of Indiana Primary and Contiguous Disater Counties as of July 17, 2012 View
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Indiana Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Drought Learn more
  • Drought triggers statewide Water Shortage Warning Learn more
  • USDA Designates an Additional 39 Counties in 8 States as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due to Worsening Drought Learn more
  • Additional Indiana Counties are Declared Natural Disaster Areas Learn more
  • USDA Designates Additional Fourteen Counties in Indiana as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Learn more
  • Emergency Grazing of CRP Acres for 22 Counties in Indiana Learn more
  • USDA Designates Thirty-Six Counties in Indiana as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Learn more