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Food crisis fears corn crops drought july 2012

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Fears of a food crisis rise as severe drought strikes the US and food prices are set to soar.
Half of US counties have been declared disaster areas by officials.
Plan on buying buy $170 million in pork, lamb, chicken, and catfish to help farmers from drought.
Plan on buying buy $170 million in pork, lamb, chicken, and catfish to help farmers from drought.
Food crisis fears corn crops drought july 2012

Corn plants struggle to survive in a drought-stricken farm field on July 19, 2012 near Oakton, Indiana. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades. Indiana was the nation's fourth largest corn producer in 2011.

Scott Olson