Drought The drought continues all across the South, where lakes are drying up, aquifer levels are dropping, and farms look dusty. In Georgia, agriculture is the largest sector of the economy. The state is the nation's number one producer of peanuts and the third largest producer of cotton. The drought really affects everyone. But as Laura Womack reports from Albany, Georgia, it's farmers who are really feeling the pinch.
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Drought

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Drought

Drought

Drought

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The drought continues all across the South, where lakes are drying up, aquifer levels are dropping, and farms look dusty. In Georgia, agriculture is the largest sector of the economy. The state is the nation's number one producer of peanuts and the third largest producer of cotton. The drought really affects everyone. But as Laura Womack reports from Albany, Georgia, it's farmers who are really feeling the pinch.