Drought

12:01am

Wed June 22, 2011
World

Volatile Food Prices Grab G-20's Full Attention

Earth from a beet field in northern France hit by drought — the country's worst in 50 years. Crop shortages in Europe and the U.S. have led some experts to predict a rise in grain prices like those that sparked riots in 2008.
Philippe Huguen AFP/Getty Images

Agriculture is topping the G-20 agenda for the first time as agriculture ministers from the world's largest economies gather in Paris beginning Wednesday.

Ever since a dramatic spike in world food prices in 2008 sparked panic and deadly riots in countries across three continents, agriculture and food security have become issues of global, political importance.

And crop shortages this year have some experts already predicting another rise in grain prices like that of 2008.

Crops Hit By Drought

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1:28pm

Tue February 22, 2011
Water

Reservoir Levels Strong, but Eastern Colorado Still Thirsty

Colorado Reservoir
texas_mustang Creative Commons

Colorado water officials say reservoir levels across the state are strong, but the next few months will determine how much water is available for the spring and early irrigation season.

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