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Drought-Driven Food Costs May Damp Consumer Sentiment

Sara J Dufort

September 5, 2012

Due to the severe drought that has affected the Midwest, food costs are expected to rise for the next nine months. The drought, which is the worst in decades, has already destroyed more than half of the United States’ corn crop. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has already declared 1,600 counties...

Warnings Credited in Midwest Tornado Outbreak

The Associated Press

April 18, 2012

THURMAN, Iowa (AP) — Concerned that Midwesterners might be complacent after repeated tornado warnings came to nothing, forecasters issued a sternly worded alert, well in advance, that weekend storms could prove fatal. The warnings caught Larry Hill’s attention. The 72-year-old kept an eye...

Midwest, Plains Brace for Massive Winter Storm

Elizabeth Field

February 9, 2011

A massive winter storm has aimed itself at the central United States, threatening to unload a dangerous and potential deadly mix of sleet, snow, and ice that could affect nearly 100 million people by the time it hits the northeast. Thousands of airlines flights have been cancelled throughout the country....

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