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Drought intensifies in most-parched areas of U.S. - The Washington Post

Drought intensifies in most-parched areas of U.S. - The Washington Post

US Drought Monitor, September 3, 2013

US Drought Monitor, September 3, 2013

DEC 8th - Current U.S. Drought Monitor

DEC 8th - Current U.S. Drought Monitor

Food prices are expected to surge after the worst drought in the U.S. for half a century destroyed one-sixth of the country's expected corn crop over the past month.    The hottest July in U.S. history has caused irreparable damage to crops, forcing corn farmers to abandon fields greater in area than Belgium and Luxembourg.    Soyabeans, which are used for animal feed and to make vegetable oil, have also been affected, with this harvest likely to be the worst for five years.

Food prices set to soar as worst U.S. drought for half a century forces corn farmers to abandon fields the size of Belgium and Luxembourg

Food prices are expected to surge after the worst drought in the U.S. for half a century destroyed one-sixth of the country's expected corn crop over the past month. The hottest July in U.S. history has caused irreparable damage to crops, forcing corn farmers to abandon fields greater in area than Belgium and Luxembourg. Soyabeans, which are used for animal feed and to make vegetable oil, have also been affected, with this harvest likely to be the worst for five years.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer.

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