Drought wilts crops as US prays for rain

Drought wilts crops as US prays for rain

Chicago : IL : USA | Jul 18, 2012 at 10:33 PM PDT
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More intense heat waves due to global warming could diminish wheat crop yields around the world through premature ageing

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO: Oppressive heat and a worsening drought in the U.S. Midwest pushed grain prices near or past records on Monday as crops wilted, cities baked and concerns grew about food and fuel price inflation in the world's top food exporter. read more...

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Tom Vilsack speaks about the drought  in Washington
Tom Vilsack speaks about the drought in Washington
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