The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades. (Getty/Scott Olson)

Farmers Hopeful for Soybean Crops Despite Drought

One farmer believes his soybeans could yield some 90 percent of what he’s typically get.


Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

Drought Could Make Corn Dangerous, Even Deadly, For Livestock

Nitrate buildup can be lethal to farm animals.


Corn plants struggle to survive in a drought-stricken farm field (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Woe And Opportunity: Tales From Historic Drought

The United States is in the midst of the worst drought in decades, and the dry weather and soaring temperatures are taking a toll on people living and working in Ohio west to California and Texas north to the Dakotas. Farmers have watched their corn wither and their cattle go hungry. Homeowners have seen their lawns turn brown and gardens wilt. Communities in the Midwest that rarely experience water shortages have enacted restrictions, and businesses are looking for ways to stay afloat as sales fall off. Here are a few of their stories:


Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

Mo. Farmers to Help Get Drilling Deeper Wells

The cost-share program will be available to farmers whose production is being severely impacted by the current drought.


File photo of farm.  (KMOX/ Bill Reker)

114 Missouri Counties Eligable for Federal Disaster Relief

Designation comes as Governor visits with farmers to survey damage.


KMOX/Bill Reker

Nixon Requests Drought Damage Assistance for 114 Missouri Counties

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency found that many farmers suffer productions losses of more than 30 percent.


Predator Drone (credit: General Atomics/Getty Images)

Is EPA Using Drones Over Missouri?

Congressman Todd Akin asks EPA if it’s using unmanned aircraft to spy on farmers


Missouri flag

New Disaster Fund for Mo. Farmers

Donations to help farm families impacted by storms and flooding


WYATT, MO - MAY 03:  Floodwater flows over the Birds Point levee after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in it to divert water from the town of Cairo, Illinois May 3, 2011 near Wyatt, Missouri. (Getty/Scott Olson)

Southeast Missouri Looks to Rebuild After Flooding

Farmers wiped out by intential levee breach view damage today; special meetings set for Tuesday.


WYATT, MO - MAY 03: Roy Presson (C) embraces his daughters Catherine (L) and Amanda as they stand on the edge of State Highway HH looking out at their family farm on May 3, 2011 at Wyatt, Missouri. The Presson home and 2,400 acres of land that they farmed was flooded last night when the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois. Residents of Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee and Arkansas are bracing for record flooding from the two rivers. (Getty/Scott Olson)

25 Missouri Farmers Sue Over Intentional Levee Breach

Less than 24 hours after the Corps of Engineers blew up Birds Point Levee farmers claim the government violated their rights.




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