American Farmers Kill Their Own Crops and Sell Livestock Due to Extreme Drought

Nearly three-quarters of American farmers say this year’s drought is hurting their crop — significant crop and income losses, according to a new survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), a insurance company and lobby group representing farm interests.

This year’s drought conditions are taking a higher toll than last year, with 37% of farmers saying they are plowing up and killing existing crops that will not reach maturity due to dry conditions. That’s an increase of 24% from last year, according to the survey.

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