On Friday, the PBS NewsHour featured a report titled, “Half of U.S. Plagued by Drought, Bleak Expectations for Corn and Soybean Crops.”
Margaret Warner spoke to New York Times’ Ron Nixon on how the drought will likely will impact global food prices and what it means for U.S. exports.
Watch U.S. Plagued by Drought, Bleak Expectations for Crops on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
A transcript of the discussion is available here.
Friday’s Crop Production report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service contained graphs illustrating corn and soybean production over the past decade.
For an expanded look, click on the USDA graphs that offer a helpful perspective on current U.S. production estimates.
The Sunday edition of The Des Moines Register contained an excellent graphical illustration featuring several aspects of the 2012 drought.
Click on the image below for an expanded version of The Register’s drought graphic.