August 13, 2012 President Obama announced today that the federal government will try to help farmers hit hard by feed prices that have been driven up due to the drought. The plan to buy pork, chicken, lamb and catfish products will raise prices.
August 10, 2012 The size of the area where the drought is judged to be "exceptional" (the worst rating) grew again. So did those stretches where the drought is said to be "severe" or "extreme."
July 3, 2012 Many towns, counties and cities are canceling fireworks celebrations or banning personal use of fireworks. But the show is set to go on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Want to get in a patriotic mood? Check the PBS video from 2007.