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Drought continues across the US Midwest
The weather in the US threatens to have an impact on food prices throughout the globe.
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 12:41

The drought is the worst for over half a century.

Forecasters are hoping that the slow development of El Nino in the Pacific Ocean will bring a change in the weather across the US for 2013.

In the short term, although significant rain is expected across the Midwest this week, for many farmers it will be too late.


JIM LO SCALZO/EPA
The drought is the most extensive the U.S. has seen in more than 50 years.


JIM LO SCALZO/EPA
The US is the world's largest exporter of corn, soy beans and wheat, so production is crucial to global food markets. The impact of the drought will be felt across the globe.


JIM LO SCALZO/EPA
The prices have already shot up since June. Corn prices leaped by 40%, soy bean by 30% and wheat has jumped by a huge 50%.


JIM LO SCALZO/EPA
Corn and soy beans are also used to feed livestock, so the rising prices will ultimately cause the price of meat to rise. However, in the short-term the price of meat is likely to fall.


LIZ MARTIN/AP
A large number of livestock are being rushed to the market because there is not enough to feed them. Therefore for the moment, meat prices should fall.


JIM LO SCALZO/EPA
Analysis say that there is also a likelihood that gas prices will rise, because corn is used to produce ethanol, an ingredient in gas production.


JIM LO SCALZO/EPA
River levels everywhere are dropping. In the southern half of the Mississippi, the levels are so low that cargo barges are running aground.


JIM LO SCALZO/EPA
As the boat docks dry up, the situation is being compared to 2008 when high food prices sparked a wave of riots in 30 countries across the world, from Haiti to Bangladesh.



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US Droughthttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Droughten-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Mon, 23 Jul 2012 06:45:31 GMTMon, 23 Jul 2012 08:32:44 GMTDroughtMid WestUSDrought still grips much of the US Midwesthttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=0ceXcTT0RteLE

The drought is the most extensive the U.S. has seen in more than 50 years.

Sun, 22 Jul 2012 11:58:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=0ceXcTT0RteLEJIM LO SCALZOEPAEPA Images

The drought is the most extensive the U.S. has seen in more than 50 years.

Drought still grips much of the US Midwest
Corn stalks are dry and stuntedhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=02PzfqR5gK2Ya

The US is the world's largest exporter of corn, soy beans and wheat, so production is crucial to global food markets. The impact of the drought will be felt across the globe.

Sun, 22 Jul 2012 14:55:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=02PzfqR5gK2YaJIM LO SCALZOEPAEPA Images

The US is the world's largest exporter of corn, soy beans and wheat, so production is crucial to global food markets. The impact of the drought will be felt across the globe.

Corn stalks are dry and stunted
An ear of corn hangs from a broken stalkhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=046ZdcD8m766y

The prices have already shot up since June. Corn prices leaped by 40%, soy bean by 30% and wheat has jumped by a huge 50%.

Sun, 22 Jul 2012 19:57:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=046ZdcD8m766yJIM LO SCALZOEPAEPA Images

The prices have already shot up since June. Corn prices leaped by 40%, soy bean by 30% and wheat has jumped by a huge 50%.

An ear of corn hangs from a broken stalk
Grass has started to grow at the bottom of Morse Reservoirhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=04CC53n4Eq0M7

Corn and soy beans are also used to feed livestock, so the rising prices will ultimately cause the price of meat to rise. However, in the short-term the price of meat is likely to fall.

Sat, 21 Jul 2012 19:26:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=04CC53n4Eq0M7JIM LO SCALZOEPAEPA Images

Corn and soy beans are also used to feed livestock, so the rising prices will ultimately cause the price of meat to rise. However, in the short-term the price of meat is likely to fall.

Grass has started to grow at the bottom of Morse Reservoir
The fewest cattle in over four decadeshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=0e3wc8od8j2w5

A large number of livestock are being rushed to the market because there is not enough to feed them. Therefore for the moment, meat prices should fall.

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=0e3wc8od8j2w5LIZ MARTINAPAP Photo

A large number of livestock are being rushed to the market because there is not enough to feed them. Therefore for the moment, meat prices should fall.

The fewest cattle in over four decades
No way to save the crophttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=0djZ6k71M72Cd

Analysis say that there is also a likelihood that gas prices will rise, because corn is used to produce ethanol, an ingredient in gas production.

Sun, 22 Jul 2012 19:57:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=0djZ6k71M72CdJIM LO SCALZOEPAEPA Images

Analysis say that there is also a likelihood that gas prices will rise, because corn is used to produce ethanol, an ingredient in gas production.

No way to save the crop
The wetlands are dryhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=0cvv4accYV1tq

River levels everywhere are dropping. In the southern half of the Mississippi, the levels are so low that cargo barges are running aground.

Sat, 21 Jul 2012 22:48:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=0cvv4accYV1tqJIM LO SCALZOEPAEPA Images

River levels everywhere are dropping. In the southern half of the Mississippi, the levels are so low that cargo barges are running aground.

The wetlands are dry
Jetties are dryhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=00t64MC9re6k1

As the boat docks dry up, the situation is being compared to 2008 when high food prices sparked a wave of riots in 30 countries across the world, from Haiti to Bangladesh.

Sat, 21 Jul 2012 19:42:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/US-Drought?image_id=00t64MC9re6k1JIM LO SCALZOEPAEPA Images

As the boat docks dry up, the situation is being compared to 2008 when high food prices sparked a wave of riots in 30 countries across the world, from Haiti to Bangladesh.

Jetties are dry


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