Good Dirt Gone Bad Wilting Corn as Food Costs Gain

Good Dirt Gone Bad Wilting Corn as Food Costs Gain

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An underdeveloped ear of corn lays amongst corn plants damaged by extreme heat and drought conditions in a field in Carmi, Illinois. The worst Midwest drought since 1988 is baking farms from Arkansas to Ohio and boosting the cost of corn used in food for people and livestock at a time when consumers are already paying the most ever for meat.