Midwest crops, fish, water supply punished by drought

Reuters: Temperatures heading north of 100 degrees Fahrenheit and scarce rain portended another blistering weekend for much of the U.S. Midwest, where the most extensive drought since 1956 is devastating crops, evaporating rivers, and threatening to push world food prices higher. Violent storms brought rain to the extreme eastern portions of the corn belt in Ohio on Thursday night, but moisture was sparse further west. The mercury soared in Missouri, where St. Louis was expected to reach 101 degrees......

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