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Drought corn 2012 08 16

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Latin America’s biggest food producers may benefit from drought, while poor face hunger.
Average temperature in lower US was 74.4 degrees
Drought corn 2012 08 16

Severely damaged corn stalks due to a widespread drought are seen at sunset on a farm near Oakland City, Indiana, Aug. 15, 2012. Record heat throughout the US farm belt states have curtailed crop production and likely will send corn and soybean prices to record highs, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Saul Loeb