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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2013

Impact of the 2012 Drought on Crop Production Live on the "America by the Numbers" Segment of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal"

Jan. 25 at 9:15 a.m. — Last year's drought, the most widespread since the 1950s, reduced production of some feed crops to the lowest levels since 1964. Hubert Hamer, chairman of the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service, discusses the drought's impacts on livestock and meat production in the United States and how other crops rebounded from last year's historic weather. Most Fridays, C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers" segment on its "Washington Journal" show features information from the federal statistical system. The program highlights trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information on previous C-SPAN programs is available at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/>.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: July 15, 2014