PBS NewsHour

Food Prices Rise Across the US Due to Drought

Clip: 07/26/2012 | 49s

The drought gripping the Midwest is affecting 88 percent of the country's corn crop and will send food prices up next year, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Hari Sreenevasan spoke Thursday with Richard Volpe, research economist for the USDA. We asked if prices will rise equally across the country or hit particular regions harder than others.

Aired: 07/26/12

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video?