Drought continues across the US Midwest - Al Jazeera English

Drought continues across the US Midwest

The weather in the US threatens to have an impact on food prices throughout the globe.

Steff Gaulter |

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.

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