Well that's interesting because while I was away last week I was browsing a news site (MSNBC I think) and they said that the farmers are weathering this drought better than the one a few years ago (I think in 2006?) when the rice and corn crops were affected. I'm still jet-lagged but I think the article was saying they were better prepared since last time or something along those lines.
True, however, that we should all consider stocking up on corn-reliant crops (aka meat) ***NOW*** while the prices in the supply chain are still cheap. We filled our deep freeze with meats and are working on stocking up on veggies and such before the price ripple hits. Meat in this area at least is still surprisingly inexpensive. Although since Ethanol fuel is mostly corn-reliant, that does mean fuel prices (and therefore EVERYTHING) in the supply chain is going to bump up in price. Can't wait for the Fall weather change this year!