This week Ray Prock (California Dairy farmer), Kelly Rivard (farm blogger), Jim Doolittle (agronomist), and Michael Yezzi (pig farmer) participated in a segment on Huffington Post Live discussing the US corn drought of 2012.
Besides the fact that the host pronounces bushels incorrectly the segment is a really good first hand account of how bad the potential corn yield could be and how it is negatively impacting farmers in the US.
The host also gets the guests to discuss the impact on consumers in the way of rising food prices. As discussed in the interview the US drought of 2012 impacts all Americans, not just farmers in the mid-west. Also discussed is the role of the farm bill that needs to be passed, global warming and risk management tools available to farmers.