Drought Continues to Take Toll on Farmers

News / In The News August 31, 2022

Credit: Montana Farm Bureau 

Persistent drought in the Western and Southwestern United States continues to punish farmers. American Farm Bureau Federation Economist Daniel Munch told Yahoo! Finance that farmers are being forced to till crops, remove orchards or sell off livestock because of the dry conditions. 

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Credit: National Turkey Federation 

Families can expect to pay record high prices at the grocery store for turkey this upcoming holiday season thanks to the impacts of the bird flu and inflation. American Farm Bureau Federation economists analyzed turkey and egg costs in their latest Market Intel.

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza is one of several factors that have pushed turkey and egg prices to record levels. Micheal Clements shares more on what that means for consumers.

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