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The Midwest is being ravaged by an oppressive heat wave and drought conditions. It has been reported that current temperatures have exceeded records from the Dust Bowl era of the 30s.In fact the weather could cut the U.S. harvest by over 1 billion bushels this fall. And this has been driving up the prices of corn.
Farmers have been battling the lack of rain for a month now. In Arkansas some fields have to be irrigated 24-hours yet the ground remains dry and cracked.
We put together images of the stress the weather has forced on the Midwest, and which is propping up fears of a new Dust Bowl.