Chicaree, quit believing everything you read. Farmers are fine. They pray for rain when it's dry and curse the rain when it's wet. This has been going on for centuries. 2012 wasn't the warmest year ever. The US isn't the globe. ID10t. Globally, it was one of the coolest this century. And, there is no increase in extreme weather events. There's an increase in news coverage. Crops aren't failing from heat and drought any more than they always have.