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.
Drought hurts grain farmers, but hits livestock producers hardest
By Sandhya Dirks • Jul 18, 2012