Drought Affects Farming Across U.S.

Drought conditions throughout the country are affecting hay production and corn and soybean crops, which doesn't bode well for dairy and livestock farmers. We don't have a dollar loss estimate right now, but some of the crops that have been hit are the yields in corn; peanut growers need some water desperately, soybeans also and all that will affect food, Becky Walton, spokeswoman for the

WASHINGTON — Drought conditions throughout the country are affecting hay production and corn and soybean crops, which doesn't bode well for dairy and livestock farmers.

“We don't have a dollar loss estimate right now, but some of the crops that have been hit are the yields in corn; peanut growers need some water desperately, soybeans also — and all that will affect food,” Becky Walton, spokeswoman for the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, told SN.

“As far

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