Drought devastates US crops

Nature: Scorching temperatures and scarce rainfall has left large swathes of the United States in drought, with the ‘breadbasket states’, such as Iowa and Indiana, among the worst affected. The extreme weather conditions have wreaked havoc with the nation’s crop production, particularly maize (corn) and soya beans. Given that the country is the world’s top exporter of maize and one of the largest growers of soya beans, Nature explains how the drought could have ramifications for global food supplies, and…

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