US corn crops hit by drought

Natural disaster declared in 26 states as drought and record-setting heat wave wither crops and drive up prices.

The US department of agriculture has declared a natural disaster in 26 states where the Midwest drought has done considerable damage to this year’s corn crop.

High temperatures and drought in the farm belt have devastated farms and are pushing up the price of corn and other crops.

Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Paris, Kentucky.

 


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