A YouTube user who goes by Katzcradul posted this image of a parched gulch on her drought-stricken land in Missouri on the site.
August 31, 2012 Farmers are uploading videos to YouTube that offer an intimate perspective of the unfolding drought. Some say rising food prices are already hurting local businesses in their communities.
The information farmers are getting from Twitter can help them decide how and when to market their grain.
August 24, 2012 Farmers are getting real-time news they can use, and moral support, from other farmers on Twitter. The social networking tool is especially important in this year's severe drought, which is affecting most of the country.
These piglets on the Hardin farm in Danville, Ind., are going to cost more to feed than they will fetch at market.
July 25, 2012 The crops taking the worst hit from the current drought are the ones we feed to animals, like corn. Higher corn prices mean it can cost more to feed pigs and cattle than they will fetch at market, meaning higher meat prices for all.
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Stunted corn grows in a field next to a cattle feed lot in rural Springfield, Omaha, Neb.
July 19, 2012 Livestock and chicken farmers say the government's ethanol policy inflates fuel prices and forces them to compete with fuel companies for corn the fuel companies don't even want. This year, gas companies are required to buy 13 billion gallons of ethanol.
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