Drought hammers the breadbasket

May 7, 2014
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Wheat futures are up on the Chicago Board of Trade, but this year's wheat crop is getting battered by the drought.

WICHITA, Kan.-Agricultural economist Josh Roe walked into a dusty wheat field on this city's outskirts this week and spotted trouble. The ground was cracked, and the wheat plants were only half their normal size for this stage of the season.

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