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US Farmers Caught in ‘Perfect Storm’ of Trade, Weather

The constant beat of rain upon the metal roof of Megan Dwyer’s barn on her rural Illinois farm is an all-too-familiar and unwelcome sound at this time of year. “We picked up another 8/10ths (2 cm) last night,” she told VOA, competing to be heard over the noise created by the constant downpour on the barn. “We’ve probably picked up another 3 or 4 this morning.” It has been one of the wettest planting seasons 30-year-old Dwyer has ever experienced. “Ideally we’d like to be done...

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