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Drought inspires crop growers meeting on Thursday

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Due to the ongoing drought, the Assure Group, a crop insurance agency, will be hosting an informational meeting to discuss the issues relevant to farmers in these conditions Thursday in Crawfordsville.

The special meeting will occur at 3 p.m. at the Creekside Lodge, with appetizers and cocktails to follow.

The meeting is open to all growers, though other agents are discouraged from attending.

Agenda items include an overview on crop insurance policies, information on how to prepare for claims and information on how the drought has affected agronomics.

Last week the lengthy drought caused officials to classify Putnam County as being under "exceptional drought conditions," the most extreme designation they have.

The area has experienced around a foot less of rain so far this year than is typical.

The Assure Group provides crop insurance and risk-management tools.

Creekside Lodge is located at 613 Lafayette Ave. in Crawfordsville.

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