America’s worst drought in decades keeps getting worse, as the federal government added more counties to the growing list of counties declared natural disaster areas. The addition of the 218 counties yesterday pushed the total number of disaster counties to 1,584, more than half of the counties in the United States. The counties stretch across 32 states. The Agriculture Department opened up more than 3.8 million acres of land set aside for conservation for farmers and ranchers to use for grazing and haying. The long, hot, dry summer this year has decimated crops, and livestock farmers have also suffered big losses, threatening damage to the weak economic recovery.
Amid the bad news about unusual weather and unforeseen economic hurdles, the TV program Today in America with Terry Bradshaw explores different ways that businesses and entrepreneurs in different industries have adjusted and adapted to difficult circumstances and prepared themselves for worst-case scenarios. Today in America reviews risk-management practices that businesses across the nation use to protect themselves from economic harm.
Today in America Terry Bradshaw brings its viewers across the country stories from all areas of the United States and Canada. The Today in America TV show focuses on encouraging stories of achievement, advancement and progress. The Today in America television program features narrator and host Terry Bradshaw, a former pro football standout and familiar TV figure.