On Dry Land
March 06, 2013
Last year the worst drought in 60 years caused cracks in the foundations of the Midwest. Personally, it literally caused a crack in the foundation of my house. As I look at the news and talk to my neighbors, it seems I might be getting off lightly. Experts are indicating that the 2012 drought may have a long-lasting effect on food prices, biofuel production, and even the exports the U.S. provides to other countries.
The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri has been working to help shed light on food and agricultural industries and their impacts on the economy and environment since 1984. Julian Binfield, assistant research professor for FAPRI, will be discussing the full impact of the 2012 drought on the American dinner table and beyond as part of the On Dry Land series.
Join us at any of his lectures to find out whether the cracks in your foundation may go further you know.
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