Drought’s Hidden Killing Power

Rain makes corn. Corn makes whiskey. Whiskey sounds pretty good when it’s only rained .7 inches in 3 months. The drought that has affected millions across the U.S. has cost farmers and ranchers more than what is on the surface. It’s obvious to a trained eye to see a field that has been affected by the lack of rain. Corners of leaves are turned up, growth has been stunted, and instead of looking a healthy green, the plant has a tint of yellow and looks fragile. Farmers in the Dakota’s…