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Drought Increases Food Prices

Food prices in the United States are expected to rise because of the drought in the Mid-West, but economists say it is not just our economy that is being affected.

The United Nations’ monthly food price index says the cost of food around the world has increased 6%. Last month, corn prices rose nearly 23%.

The U.S. produces more corn than any other country. The Agriculture Department says more than half of all the counties in the U.S. have been declared disaster zones.