"With Too Much Rain in the South, Too Little Produce on the Shelves"

"FORT VALLEY, Ga. -- Peaches, the gem of the Southern summer, are just not so sweet this year."

"The tomatoes in Tennessee are splitting. Tobacco in North Carolina is drowning. And watermelons, which seem as if they would like all the rain that has soaked the South, have taken perhaps the biggest hit of all.

Some watermelon farmers in South Georgia say they have lost half their crop. The melons that did survive are not anywhere as good as a Southern watermelon ought to be."

Kim Severson reports for the New York Times July 29, 2013.


"Climate Change Report: as Michigan Warms, New Crops, Plant Life And Disease May Take Hold" (Bridge Magazine)

"Climate Forecasts Shown to Warn of Crop Failures" (Science Daily)

Source: NY Times, 07/31/2013