The fact that the drought covered about 60% of the U.S., gives authority to speak about the most severe financial and economic crisis in the country over the past 30 years. Already, many county and state feeling the effects of the natural anomalies in the form of continuous uncontrolled fires and a sharp decline in grain yield. According to experts, more deplorable situation was only in 1934, the year when lack of rain and humidity 1600 counties and 32 states of the country were declared natural disaster zones.
The drought in 2012 was triggered by low winter precipitation, and then came the abnormally early and warm spring. The water cycle has been completely disrupted, as underground water is almost not replenished snow melt. Not fixed, but only made the situation worse numerous tornadoes, damaging the upper fertile layer. As soon as the rains, dry land could not cope with the volume of water, resulting in floods, farmland continued to dry out or turn into swamp. His contribution to the situation have heat waves that swept across the state. They were followed by endless fires.
Since the drought only grows stronger, it will certainly affect the price increases for local agricultural products. It is already known that in the 18 major states-quality suppliers of grain, more than half the crop is rated as poor or very poor. Lost 40% of the soybean crop, with 60% of the fields to forage and pasture as there is nothing to collect. In Nebraska and Kansas, affecting more than 90% of pastures in Illinois figure is closer to 98%.
According to forecasts, the drought will not retreat until October. This means the harvest-2012 no miracle happen not have time. Pre-food prices in 2013 could rise by 4%, and payments in support of agriculture reached a record high in the history of the country in the amount of $ 20 billion