ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest U.S. drought map shows that excessively parched conditions continue to worsen in the Plains states that are key producers of corn and soybean crops.
The drought that’s drying up the Heartland isn’t just an American problem. It’s causing food prices to surge worldwide.
Food prices jumped 6% in July, after three months of declines, according to the United Nations’ monthly Food Price Index released Thursday. The [...]