August 28, 2012

In Focus: The Drought of 2012

This summer, the United States has experienced its worst drought in more than half a century. The Mississippi River is approaching record lows, as far as 20 feet below normal. Throughout the Midwest, meager corn harvests began on the some of the earliest dates ever recorded. Corn and soybean farms are producing far smaller yields this year, which will affect livestock production and impact food prices worldwide — especially in developing nations, where even a small rise in the cost of grains can be devastating.

See more. [Images: Reuters, Getty]

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