Possible Mississippi River Shutdown Threatens Thousands of JobsA nationwide drought, the worst to hit the U.S. in decades, has lowered water levels along the Mississippi River, threatening barge traffic.
Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip On Most of U.S.The U.S. Drought Monitor's new map shows 65.5 percent of the contiguous U.S. was experiencing some form of drought as of Tuesday.
Cows Being Fed Cookies, Gummy Worms Due To DroughtCows are developing quite a sweet tooth thanks to an unprecedented drought that has rocked cattle ranchers in the Midwest.
Prayer Service For Rain In Western IllinoisThe faithful in western Illinois are heeding Gov. Pat Quinn's request to pray for rain as the state suffers drought conditions.

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