As a Midwestern state has entered it’s third year of historic drought, its agriculture secretary says his outlook for crops is bleak.
Mike Beam of Kansas tells Brownfield growers were successful in 2021, but not last year. “As you look at 2023, it’s obviously going to be much more difficult because input prices are higher. If we don’t have considerable amount of moisture, it’s going to be difficult to raise a good crop.”
And, he says, drought has taken a severe toll on the livestock industry.