Drought Slashes Crop Production, Pushes Up Food Prices

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The Agriculture Department reported today that his year’s corn yield is the lowest since 1995, resulting from the nation’s worst drought in 56 years. Corn prices have set a record, which could mean higher fuel prices, and there’s concern about food shortages elsewhere in the world. 

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Guest:
Bruce Babcock - Iowa State University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Anna Scott, Katie Cooper