Intense Drought Devastates Corn Crops

Monday, July 25, 2011

Corncob in a cornfield (flickr: haydnseek)

For farmers in the Midwest and the corn-belt, intense temperatures couldn’t have come at a worse time. The heat wave hit during the crucial pollination period essential for a healthy crop and coming on the back of months of dry weather in the South. Corn prices rose amid fears for this year’s yield and analysts are watching carefully to assess the longer term impact on the economy.

Kansas farmer Brad Shogren tells us how the crops are fairing in this intense heat.

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Brad Shogren

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