Jenna Woginrich is a former urbanite, shepherdess and current farm writer. She's also the author of Cold Antler Farm - a blog about her life as a beginner homesteader and the book Made From Scratch - Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
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Saturday, August 04, 2012
Drought-Stricken American Corn Should Feed People, Not Cars
The drought that has been parching the American midwest has brought growers to their knees . The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has officially stated that half of the nation's corn crop is in poor or very poor condition. The cable news reports, with their panning scenes of acre upon acre of dead corn, are even worse. It looks like the setting of a post-apocalypse movie, not the breadbasket of a nation created by farmers.