Continued hot and dry conditions intensify drought in Midwest and South, affecting crops

  • Article by: DAVID PITT , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 12, 2013 - 4:49 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa — The combination of heat and scarce amounts of rain intensified the drought in several agriculturally significant states, contributing to declining crop conditions in parts of the Midwest and South.

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a98s8d98e8Sep. 12, 13 4:24 PM

Record crops will prevail since record number of CRP acres were plowed under for ethanol and shipping grain out of the US is at historic highs.

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a98s8d98e8Sep. 12, 13 4:26 PM

If US Taxpayers are forced to subsidize corporate farmers then the grains from those farms should not be allowed to be shipped outside of the US. All this does is raises prices for US consumers...the same people that pay the sibsidies for the farmers. Not Fair!

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