US midwest drought worsens despite rains

Reuters: The most extensive drought in five decades intensified this week across the US midwest and plains states that produce most of the county's corn, soybeans and livestock, a report from climate experts showed on Thursday. Almost 30% of the nine-state midwest was suffering extreme drought, nearly triple from the previous week, according to the US drought monitor for the week ending 24 July. Conditions in the midwest, which produces roughly three quarters of the corn and soybean crops in the world's......

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