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.
Aug 3, 2012 Even in severe drought, farmers who grow commodity crops such as corn and soybeans are significantly protected by insurance they buy from private insurers. The ultimate insurer in a disastrous year? Taxpayers.
David Martin Davies
Aug 1, 2012 Food banks across the plains are being hit with a triple whammy -- fewer donations from farmers, a decline in donations from the federal government and an uptick in demand.
Aug 1, 2012 Because of the drought, there is only one shipping lane on the Mississippi. So the barges on the river have to coordinate in a way they’ve never had to.
Jul 31, 2012 Our listeners weigh in on how the devastating drought in the Midwest has changed the way they do business.
Jul 26, 2012 Many farmers in Tennessee tend their fields without tills to cut down on erosion, but they've found that their method also helps conserve water during droughts.
Jul 25, 2012 Expect the prices for meat and dairy goods to rise as the Midwest drought continues.
Jul 24, 2012 Farmers who've escaped the drought are pulling in high prices for their crops.
Jul 20, 2012 As one of the world's biggest agricultural exporter, the drought in the U.S. could impact food prices worldwide. In recent years, high food prices have initiated destabilization of the Middle East as well as Haiti.