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Friday, August 3, 2012

Congress Leaves Drought-Stricken Farmers High And Dry

Dried corn plants in Yutan, Neb. (AP)

Lawmakers are headed home for August recess without resolving differences on two key bills. One would protect U.S. infrastructure from cyber attacks, but there’s an impasse in the Senate over that.

Lawmakers also failed to pass a bill to help livestock farmers suffering from high feed prices because of drought.

Meanwhile, livestock farmers are growing more desperate as feed prices continue to rise. The Progressive Agriculture Organization, a group affiliated with the National Family Farm Coalition, has called for a series of emergency measures, including possible limits on crop exports.


Other stories from Friday's show
  • Congress Leaves Drought-Stricken Farmers High And Dry
  • Full Rundown
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