People of Northwest Public Radio
Around the Nation
Thu July 19, 2012
Effects Of Midwest Drought Spread Across Nation
Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 11:15 am
The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that more than 80 percent of the continental U.S. is either in a drought or considered "abnormally dry". Farmers and ranchers in the corn and soybean belt are feeling the effects, and the impact is rippling through other economic sectors as well.