Drought gives corn farmers that sinking feelingby Bill Chameides | September 14th, 2012
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So much for a bumper crop of U.S. corn this year. Despite record plantings, yields will be much lower than predicted because of the ongoing drought. (Missouri/NRCS)
The year 2012 was supposed to be a record year for corn production in the United States.
Instead we got a record-breaking drought, the worst in decades.
And here’s another projection. According to the National Weather Service, and despite the deluge courtesy of Hurricane Isaac, the drought is predicted to continue through November.filed under: agriculture, drought, faculty, food, Statistically Speaking