August 13th, 2012

More Help for Those Coping with the Drought

Posted on 13 Aug 2012 at 10:53am

Farmers in Iowa are among those struggling with the fallout from the historic drought. Almost half of the corn crop is in poor or very poor condition. The same is true for more than a third of the soy bean crop. Disappointing yields are in turn driving up feed prices, and farmers and ranchers are having trouble feeding livestock. And there are similar stories throughout the nation’s heartland.

Today President Obama saw the damage first-hand and described a new effort to help livestock producers.

Touring McIntosh Family Farmers in Missouri Valley, Iowa, the President announced that the Department of Agriculture will begin to buy up to $170 million…

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