Sunday, July 22, 2012

[biofuelwatch] US corn farmers high and dry as hope withers with their harvest





America's corn farmers high and dry as hope withers with their harvest

Brutal mix of triple-digit temperatures and lack of rain forces farmers in the corn belt to consider abandoning entire crop


The worst drought in a generation is hitting farmers across America's corn belt far harder than government projections and forcing them to a heart-breaking decision: harvest what's left of their shrivelled acres or abandon their entire crop.
For Mike Buis, pictured, who farms in west-central Indiana, the most he could hope for, his best-case scenario, was saving one-third of his crop.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/22/americas-corn-farmers-dry-harvest

Notes severe impact on local ethanol and biodiesel production, and link to climate change.


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