Video: Indian Drought Causes Premature Crops part of Worst US drought raises world food fears

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Source: Time of India
Chicago : IL : USA | almost 2 years ago
Corn and soybeans in the US Midwest baked in an unrelenting heat wave on Monday with fears rising of big crop losses that will boost food and fuel prices and cut exports and aid from the...
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Indian Drought Causes Premature Crops

CHAN: Drought is affecting northern India severely. Crops are ripening ahead of time before reaching full maturity. STORY: Here in the state of Uttarakhand, the severe lack of rain is making the main winter crop, mustard, ripen ahead of time. The region's main winter crops of mustard, wheat and spinach should be harvested during the months of February or March, not in January. Farmers are worried their crops have not reached their full potential. [Murli Chaudhary, Farmer]: (male, Hindi) "We have been facing lots of problems over the past two to three years, because of not enough rainfall. This year our mustard crop has ripened before usual, and the premature ripening of a crop is a bad omen. 75 percent of our crop has already been hit." The drought is also making the Earth rise in temperature, making it hard for farmers to sow their staple crops. Half of India's population depends on agriculture for their livelihood.
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