WASHINGTON — Drought conditions throughout the country are affecting hay production and corn and soybean crops, which doesn't bode well for dairy and livestock farmers. “We don't have a dollar loss estimate right now, but some of the crops that have been hit are the yields in corn; peanut growers need some water desperately, soybeans also — and all that will affect food,” Becky Walton, spokeswoman for the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, told SN. “As far as livestock, dairy, ...

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