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Economy

A Century of Droughts

August 7, 2012

In June 2012, 55 percent of the United States was moderately to extremely dry, the most since December 1956. Past droughts have spurred Congress to enact legislation to mitigate damage to agriculture, as shown below.

 

(INTERACTIVE: Listen to Voices from the Drought)

 

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