Expert: Drought Will Drive Up Ohio Food Prices

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A lack of rain is taking a toll around Ohio.(Photo: Flickr)
A lack of rain is taking a toll around Ohio.(Photo: Flickr)

Mapping The U.S. Drought

Map of U.S. drought conditions

View an NPR interactive map and chart to see how conditions have changed since January 2011.

It may be raining in some parts of Ohio this morning, but that doesn’t mean the drought is over.

In fact, it’s getting so severe, it’s clear that food prices will be rising. Matt Roberts is an agricultural economist at The Ohio State University. He tells Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen what could end up being the worst drought in 75 years won’t affect the price of grain products like bread and cereal as much as some other products.

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