Drought Damps Optimism of U.S. Farmers, Agribusinesses

Drought Damps Optimism of U.S. Farmers, Agribusinesses

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A farmer walks through a drought damaged corn field in Carmi, Illinois. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared natural disasters in more than 1,800 counties in 35 states, more than half the nation’s total, mostly because of drought.