An op-ed piece in today’s New York Times written by William Moseley, a professor of geography at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota is worth a few minutes of your time to read. Geographers straddle the physical science-social science divide, speaking to natural issues that affect the human condition.
Professor Moseley, viewing the effects of the drought on the nation’s corn crop, speaks of the need for diversification in plantings, as well as a change in the support given by the federal government to farmers for their crops.
Please take a few minutes to read his article. Even if you are not a farmer, or more specifically, farm corn, you are an eater, and the loss of the nation’s corn crop is going to have a strong effect on rising food prices.