Aug 29, 2012 The parched Midwest will get rain after Hurricane Isaac moves inland, but it won't be enough to end drought conditions.
Aug 23, 2012 New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.
Aug 22, 2012 Conflicted news from Federal Reserve reflects tentative relationship drags on between Americans and their money.
Aug 17, 2012 The aid, which dates from the Great Depression, could end when Congress acts on the next farm bill. The World Trade Organization has ruled it's an illegal subsidy, and legislators are looking for budget items to slash.
Aug 13, 2012 Both drought and heat are taking their toll on small businesses, but businesses find ways to get by and even prosper.
Aug 13, 2012 Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says farmers in Missouri are struggling with the Midwest drought. Some have resorted to tapping wells they haven't used in decades to provide water for their herds.
Aug 10, 2012 The Midwestern drought is taking its toll on the corn crop, but over the years, more and more acres have been devoted to corn.
Aug 9, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discusses what the drought will mean for farmers and food prices, and the administration's plans to try and help.
Aug 6, 2012 Out on the plains, drought is parching everything from corn to cattle. And when the prairie grass burns up, so does a business model that depends on it: ranching.