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Humane Society collecting cans

Aluminum cans provide a major source of revenue for the Fayette County Humane Society and can be left in bags or containers at four locations.

Drop-off locations for the Humane Society include 2139 N. Grand Ave., 2301 N. Grand Ave., 713 Woodland Drive and the fenced corner lot at Lee and Ludwick.

The Humane Society will pick up donations from people who have a large number of bags to donate. Call 765-825-4891 to arrange pick up.

USDA: Excessive rainfall hits quality of Indiana’s corn crop

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Agricultural officials say this year’s Indiana corn crop is expected to be among lowest quality in three decades following planting delays caused by excessive spring rainfall.

Greg Matli is a statistician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. He tells The Herald-Times that the agency expects Indiana’s 2019 corn to be the fifth-lowest in quality since 1986.

Monday’s report from the agency rates just 38 percent of Indiana’s corn crop as currently of good to excellent quality.

That comes after heavy spring rains significantly delayed the planting of corn and soybeans, likely lowering crop yields.

Sadie Davis is the Purdue Extension office director in southwestern Indiana’s Greene County. She calls this spring’s wet field conditions “astounding” and something Hoosier farmers haven’t seen in a long time.

School rummage sale

Faith Christian School, 2635 Iowa Ave., will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday. Furniture and many other items will be for sale.