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An expanding U.S. drought, now deemed the worst since 1956, dealt another blow to the corn crop, with conditions deteriorating for a second straight week in the world's top exporter of the grain, U.S. government data showed on Monday.
There were signs that the drought, which has been centered in the Midwest, was expanding north and west, putting more crops at risk including in states like Nebraska where large tracts of cropland are irrigated by groundwater and rivers.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in a report on Monday that, based on the Palmer Drought Index, 55 percent of the contiguous United States was under moderate to extreme drought in June. That is the largest land area in the United States to be affected by a drought since December 1956....[article continues]
Originally posted by litterbaux
reply to post by bacci0909
As a taxpayer, I'd rather bail out a farm than wall street.
Too bad there isn't any money left for the farms now. Capitol is dryer than the dirt.
If you have pets, stock up on pet food. It's going to double in price.