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New Dust Bowl as HEAT,DROUGHT shrivel corn in Midwest...New York Times..





'Every day that passes, more corn will be abandoned ... But even if it starts raining now, there will not be that bumper crop of corn everyone talked about,' farmer says





Aaron P. Bernstein / The New York TimesEric Aulbach, a farm manager, in a field of stunted corn in Hartford City, Ind. "You wake up every morning with that churning in your stomach," he said as he gazed out across a field of corn he ought not to be able to gaze across by now.

By MONICA DAVEY

updated 7/5/2012 3:31:34 AM ET2012-07-05T07:31:34

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. — Across a wide stretch of the Midwest, sweltering temperatures and a lack of rain are threatening what had been expected to be the nation’s largest corn crop in generations.
Already, some farmers in Illinois and Missouri have given up on parched and stunted fields, mowing them over. National experts say parts of five corn-growing states, including Indiana, Kentucky and…
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After floods, firestorms and tornadoes now DROUGHT sweeps across America: More than half the U.S. devastated in heatwave


By Daily Mail Reporter and Reuters Reporter
PUBLISHED: 21:40 EST, 5 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:53 EST, 5 July 2012

Not even half way through, the summer of 2012 has already racked up a long list of tragic accomplishments after devastating wildfires plagued many areas of Colorado, tornadoes have hit Washington D.C. and a vicious storm wiped out electricity for thousands on the east coast of the country.
Now a drought can be added to the list as the long bouts of record-high temperatures prolong and intensify the drought conditions that are putting many in financial fear.

According to the national Drought Monitor, 56 per cent of the entire country matches the qualifying factors and is considered to be in a drought.


Dried up: The national Drought Monitor, 56 per cent of the entire country matches the qualifying factors and is considered to be in a drought, including t…

Coast to Coast - Chris Duane - 07/03/12

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Heat Waves, Wildfires, & Global Warming

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