US drought puts farmers at risk

The American farmer's centuries-old tradition of passing farms down to their children could become a thing of the past.

    A record drought in the United States has many farmers facing an uncertain future.

    As many struggle to compete with large-scale agribusiness, the men and women who toil on what have become barren fields are beginning to question whether it is a future they want to pursue.

    Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from Maxwell, Iowa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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