By NBC’s Dave Carl
A record-breaking drought has ravaged crops and scorched citizens around the nation this summer. Over half of the country has been affected in some way by blazing heat. A devastated annual corn crop in the United States could lead to increased prices on several goods this fall. Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) joined Luke today to review the devastation and look into what Congress is trying to do to help out farmers affected by the heat.
As of the last report, 56% of the contiguous United States was suffering from drought. Check out this drought map from the United States Drought Monitor that shows which areas are being hit the hardest.
What does this drought mean for the nation? NBCNews.com’s Eve Tahmincioglu writes that consumers can expect to see price hikes in more than just corn.