Karis Gutter http://wkms.org en USDA Officials Visit Drought Stricken Region http://wkms.org/post/usda-officials-visit-drought-stricken-region <p>Farmers around the Midwest are seeing their crops and livestock die in the midst of one of the most severe droughts in the region in years. The drought was recently upgraded in severity to &ldquo;Exceptional Drought,&rdquo; the highest level on the drought severity scale. United States Department of Agriculture officials are looking at ways to help out&nbsp;farmers. USDA Deputy Under Secretary Karis Gutter toured the region last week to meet with farmers. WKMS&rsquo;s Shelly Baskin spoke with Gutter about what he learned.</p> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Shelly Baskin 19843 at http://wkms.org USDA Officials Visit Drought Stricken Region