The following CNN weather news video is an update to the serious drought that has plagued the nation. The video is from July 19, 2012.
This particular segment is about a family of hog farmers. Like cows, pigs eat corn and other grains. And with the current drought, the corn supply has been seriously depleted. This causes a strain on farmers in feeding their hogs and other livestock.
Rachel and Dan Berdo are the hog farmers in this story. Dan says the situation is getting worse on a daily basis.
Rachel says she is worried about their lifestyle. Give me a break. Pork prices are more important than the Berdos’ lifestyle. This story is very weak in discussing that aspect of the drought, instead trying to turn this family into some kind of drought victim.
The Berdos run a hog farm near Washington, Iowa, a small town that is part of the Iowa City metropolitan area.