How the drought has been affecting you

Corn plants dry in a drought-stricken farm field on July 17, 2012 near Fritchton, Ind. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades. Indiana was the nation's fourth largest corn producer in 2011.

It's been hot this summer: 102 degrees today in Little Rock, Ark., for just one example. So hot and so dry that people -- our listeners among 'em -- are actually changing the way they do business.

Take a listen to the thoughts of Susan Strayer, Charles Briggs and Jenna Hansen, recorded by our Marketplace team.

You can tell us if the way you do business has changed because of drought and the heat on Facebook and Twitter.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, the most widely heard program on business and the economy in the country.


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