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New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

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.

09/06/2012

Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

Drought Could Make Corn Dangerous, Even Deadly, For Livestock

Nitrate buildup can be lethal to farm animals.

08/16/2012

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:

08/11/2012

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.

07/24/2012

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.

07/17/2012

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.

07/10/2012

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

06/08/2012

Missouri flag

New Disaster Fund for Mo. Farmers

Donations to help farm families impacted by storms and flooding

06/15/2011

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.

05/09/2011

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