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Drought not over for those on the Mississippi River

Nov 30, 2012
The Mississippi River hovers at record lows as a result of the drought in the Midwest. It could soon mean big problems for the shipping industry on the river.
Posted In: drought, Mississippi River

Peanut farms avoid the drought, and flourish

Oct 26, 2012
Peanut farmers in the South are reaping a bumper crop. That’s bringing down wholesale prices and likely will benefit consumers, at some point.
Posted In: drought, peanut, peanut butter

Drought severely diminished U.S. crop supply

Oct 10, 2012
After this summer's drought, nobody expected good news from this morning's USDA crop report.
Posted In: drought, USDA, food costs

Midwest rancher recovers from drought

Oct 4, 2012
Recent rain in Missouri has helped drought-stricken farmers. Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says the grass is practically jumping out of the ground. Despite the promise of new feed, hay prices remain high, and ranchers are closely guarding what they have.
Posted In: drought, Economy, livestock, commodity
A groundskeeper waters flowers.

Paying for beauty in a drought

Sep 14, 2012
It's not easy to maintain a beautiful lawn...especially when there's no water.
Posted In: gardening, water, drought

Where food prices are heading

Sep 6, 2012
Global food prices are expected to rise in the long term as population grows, but a new study warns that severe weather events like this year's drought in the U.S. could spike prices higher suddenly.
Posted In: Food, food prices, climate change, drought
Ken Lenox on his farm.

Isaac brings rain to Missouri cattle ranchers

Aug 31, 2012
Missouri cattle rancher Ken Lenox is happy for several inches of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac.
Posted In: cattle, drought, Hurricane Isaac, missouri

With historic drought, farm profits soar

Aug 29, 2012
Despite, or perhaps because of, the Midwest drought, farmers are projected to make serious profits. But individual farmers will experience very different results.
Posted In: drought, midwest, farming

In Midwest, Isaac brings much-needed rain

Aug 29, 2012
The parched Midwest will get rain after Hurricane Isaac moves inland, but it won't be enough to end drought conditions.
Posted In: drought, hurricane, Isaac

Americans struggle to feed their families

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.
Posted In: Food, poverty, Economy, drought

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