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The drought's many faces

Jeff Caldwell 07/20/2012 @ 1:49pm Multimedia Editor for Agriculture.com and Successful Farming magazine.

The corn and soybean crops are taking the most visible hit from the 2012 drought. But, that's not the only sector feeling the pain from the heat and dryness. There are a lot of angles to the drought story in terms of the problems and opportunities it's creating and the ways farmers and ranchers can work to get through what many are saying is the worst drought of this generation.

 

Drought wreaking havoc on cattle, hog farmers

While the corn and soybean crops have taken the worst beating from this year's drought so far, the nation's livestock farmers aren't faring a whole lot better.

 

Turning to silage during drought

Ranchers are struggling to find ways to keep their animals fed in a year when forage is in extremely short supply on account of ongoing drought conditions around the country.



Drought not slowing tractor auction sales

Used farm equipment values must be falling with this severe drought, right? Well, not necessarily. Good used tractors still holding value very well, even in drought areas like eastern Kansas.

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