Agriculture/Harvest Public Media
6:22 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Drought hurts grain farmers, but hits livestock producers hardest

It’s official: Iowa is deep in the throes of a drought. State climatologist Harry Hillaker is calling it the worst drought since 1988. Yesterday Hillaker joined Governor Branstad at a town hall in Mount Pleasant. Farmers from across the state came to share concerns—but the most worried? It wasn’t those with thirsty grain crops;  it was livestock farmers.