Indiana has more damage from excess moisture than any other agricultural state, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Purdue University estimates losses to the state’s corn and soybean crops at $300 million and $200 million, respectively.
Municipal-owned utilities are trying to fend off an attack on a state law that allows them to expand their territories through annexation. Rural electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities say they're losing big customers.
EnerDel Inc. is regrouping under a strategy of targeting niche markets, as Indianapolis and Hancock County officials press executives about the firm’s future and former pledges of local investment and job creation that failed to pan out.