Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Drought Spreads Pain From Florida to Arizona

New York Times — The heat and the drought are so bad in this southwest corner of Georgia that hogs can barely eat. Corn, a lucrative crop with a notorious thirst, is burning up in fields. Cotton plants are too weak to punch through soil so dry it might as well be pavement. He said it was the worst the lake, in drought-stricken South Florida, had been in more than a decade. Farmers with the money and equipment to irrigate are running wells dry in the unseasonably early and particularly brutal national drought that some say could rival the Dust Bowl days.



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