Snapshot of the Drought’s Impact Across the Country

Climate Central: The record-breaking drought currently affecting a majority of the country has only gotten worse in the past week, and shows no signs of improving. More than a third of U.S. counties have been declared federal disaster areas. As the heat and dry weather have persisted, the threat to American farmers and ranchers has increased, as the drought continues to dry out already-suffering crops and pastures. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has forecasted that corn and soybean yields will drop 12 percent......

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