The Michigan Gala apples on this packing line will soon be in short supply. After a mild fall and winter, then a late-April freeze, Michigan's apple cultivation has dropped 90 percent. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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Shriveled Mich. Apple Harvest Means Fewer Jobs, Tough Year Ahead

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On Monday, a weed was growing through the dry earth at Marion Kujawa's pond, which he normally uses to water the cattle on his farm in Ashley, Ill. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Drought In U.S. Now Worst Since 1956; Food Prices To Spike, Economy To Suffer

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Members of the Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department were unable to find fuel at a station in Crawley, W.Va. Elsewhere, people waited in line for hours for the chance to fill up. Alan Greenblatt/NPR hide caption

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