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Worst drought since '50s may significantly damage crops – Alexandra Steele on whether farmers will see rain soon

From CNN's This Just In blog:

With more than half the country in some state of drought, farmers are feeling the impact on their livelihood and consumers could expect to feel a hit in their wallet when they go to the supermarket soon, experts say.

The U.S. is facing the largest drought since the 1950s, the National Climatic Data Center reported Monday, saying that about 55% of the country was in at least moderate short-term drought in June for the first time since December 1956, when 58% of the country was in a moderate to extreme drought.

The hot, dry weather in June, which ranked as the third-driest month nationally in at least 118 years, according to the center, made the problem worse.

This morning on "Early Start," Alexandra Steele reports on the record-breaking drought across the US, and when farmers could see relief.

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