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California growers complain of farm worker shortage
Some farms say they don't have enough workers to get their crops in. For mushroom growers, it's always harvest time, and one farm has found an unusual source of labor.
Missouri cattle rancher still hopes for rain
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.
Crop failed? There's insurance for that
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.