Drought hammers food output - The Packer

Drought hammers food output

07/22/2012 10:42:00 PM
Tom Karst

“As the effects of the drought continue to unfold, AFBF appreciates the actions taken to date by USDA based on its existing authorities. We will be working closely with USDA and Congress to determine if there are other practical solutions that could help producers not covered by crop insurance or other disaster mitigation tools.”


TK: Check out the government's "State of the Climate" web page here and another drought monitor here. Crop observers say nearly 80% of the corn and soybeans growing in the U.S. are affected by the drought, and warn consumers to brace for higher prices.


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