CNBC writes about the possible political implications of this years drought.  Will increased produce prices cause a backlash against Obama?

More than 1,000 U.S. counties — many of them in the grain capitals of the Midwest – have applied for federal disaster relief, meaning they’ve had drought conditions for more than eight weeks. Moreover, 61 percent of the U.S. is now considered drought-stricken, the highest percentage in the 12-year history of the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Read about the current farming conditions and predictions for future political impact here on CNBC.

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