Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Drought-Impacts-Iowa-Cornfields-27MZIFV20MRI.htmlConceptually similarDrought Impacts Iowa CornfieldsGP047MMCompleted★★★★Drought Impacts Iowa CornfieldsGP047MICompleted★★★★★★Drought Impacts Iowa CornfieldsGP047MKCompleted★★★★Drought Impacts Iowa CornfieldsGP047H7Completed★★★★Drought Impacts Iowa CornfieldsGP047H8Completed★★★★Drought Impacts Iowa CornfieldsGP0473XCompleted★★★★Drought Impacts Iowa CornfieldsGP0473YCompleted★★★★Drought Impacts Iowa CornfieldsGP0473ZCompleted★★★★Drought Impacts Iowa CornfieldsGP04740Completed★★★★View AllGP047MHDrought Impacts Iowa CornfieldsFarmer Jim Keiper holds an ear of maize from his fields in Atkins. The cob formed with less than half the normal kernels of uneven size showing the stress on his plants due to extreme drought and record high temperatures this summer.Locations:Atkins-Iowa-North America-United States of AmericaDate:16 Aug, 2012Credit:© Karuna Ang / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3553px X 2360pxKeywords:Agricultural land-Agricultural products-Agriculture-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Close ups-Crops-Day-Destruction-Disasters-Drought-Dry-Farmers-Farms-Fields-Food-Hands-Hot-KWCI (GPI)-Maize-Men-One person-Outdoors-Rural scenes-SAGE (campaign title)-SummerShoot:Drought Impacts Iowa CornfieldsCorn withers in fields in Iowa as the Midwestern United States suffers record high temperatures and the worst drought in a generation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said that the drought has rapidly increased in severity over the past month. As of August 1, more than half of U.S. counties had been designated as disaster areas by USDA in 2012, mainly due to drought. Less corn means higher prices. And higher prices mean the world’s poorest — who spend as much as 80 percent of their meager daily incomes on food — can’t afford to eat. On July 30, the World Bank issued an alert about food price volatility, noting that prices of wheat, corn and soybeans rose 30 percent to 50 percent in June. The U.S. drought is partly to blame.