Corn wilts in a dry field in the extreme heat near Hill City, Kansas. Cattlemen throughout the middle and western part of the U.S. are selling off cattle as the mounting drought dries up grazing land and corn fields.
Corn wilts in a dry field in the extreme heat near Hill City, Kansas. Cattlemen throughout the middle and western part of the U.S. are selling off cattle as the mounting drought dries up grazing land and corn fields. AP
Corn wilts in a dry field in the extreme heat near Hill City, Kansas. Cattlemen throughout the middle and western part of the U.S. are selling off cattle as the mounting drought dries up grazing land and corn fields. AP

Drought's wide economic impact likely to last for years

July 24, 2012 07:19 AM