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Extreme Drought Hits Much of US; Ranchers Sell Herds as Feed Costs Skyrocket

Ron4594 Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 9:13 AM
If the water had been supplied to those millions of acres of cropland in California all these years, they would have supplied the food needed by all the ranchers who have to sell their herds. You can thank a liberal federal judge for the loss of all this cropland. Is God punishing those who took his perfect food, corn, converted it to alcohol, and used it to dilute his perfect fuel, gasoline?
Reginald10 Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 12:23 AM
God's perfect fuel is probably coal - using it does not take food off anyone's plate. Actually, the CO2 helps plant life! And it's non-toxic, and easy to clean up if it spills.

Corn, soybean and wheat prices have soared lately due to poor crop estimates amid extreme drought conditions in 26 states.

Let's take a look at those conditions, followed by charts of agricultural commodities

The Atlantic Wire reports U.S. Declares the Largest Natural Disaster Area Ever Due to Drought



AP Photo/Seth Perlman

The blistering summer and ongoing drought conditions have the prompted the U.S. Agriculture Department to declare a federal disaster area in more than 1,000...