Conditions favorable for gardeners; farmers face uncertainty


Corn in a field on CR 200N near Meridian Road is off to a great start thanks to above-normal rainfall for June. That is setting up the 2014 crop for a strong season, agricultural analysts say. But that might not be the boon it would seem to local farmers: Low prices could offset the benefits of a high yield, the experts say. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

Caitlyn Miller, 13, of Richmond,, helps her aunt, Jeniece Miller, as they pack up from Wednesday's farmers market in Greenfield. Jeniece Miller has been a regular vendor at the market for over 13 years. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

HANCOCK COUNTY — The growing season has gotten off to a good start for Jeniece Miller of Miller Produce in Rush County, who sells squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and a variety of other produce at the Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds.

In fact, it’s all she can do to keep up with her plants.

“Everything is really doing good,” Miller said Wednesday as she packed baskets of large yellow squash back into her truck as the market was shutting down for the day.

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