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Drought takes toll on river transport cities

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.
Posted In: drought, St. Louis, Mississippi River

How the drought has been affecting you

Jul 31, 2012
Our listeners weigh in on how the devastating drought in the Midwest has changed the way they do business.
Posted In: drought, Agriculture

Drought could push farmers to ditch the till

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.
Posted In: farming, drought

The drought to affect prices at the supermarket

Jul 25, 2012
Expect the prices for meat and dairy goods to rise as the Midwest drought continues.
Posted In: Money Matters, drought

Outside of drought areas, farmers predict strong year

Jul 24, 2012
Farmers who've escaped the drought are pulling in high prices for their crops.
Posted In: farming, Agriculture, drought

U.S. drought could have global impact on food prices

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.
Posted In: drought, wheat prices, food costs

Missouri cattle farmer struggles through Midwest drought

Jul 19, 2012
Cattle ranchers in the Midwest face some tough decisions as their pastures bake with little to no rain.
Posted In: Agriculture, cattle, drought, disaster

In a drought, even irrigation isn't a savior

Jul 19, 2012
Farmers in dry areas who rely on irrigation start off better in a drought than farmers who count on rain. But when water tables fall, irrigation starts to shut down.
Posted In: farming, drought, corn

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack on the worst drought in decades

Jul 19, 2012
Soybean prices have reached a record high, and corn prices are near records in the midst of a rough drought across the Midwest. It could impact all of us soon in the form of higher prices for everything from cereal to chicken.
Posted In: Agriculture, drought, corn, Tom Vilsack

Stalking corn prices

Jul 12, 2012
Corn may play a bigger role in the economy than you think. And when prices rise, the effect is wide.
Posted In: corn, drought, Agriculture, food costs

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