Despite signs of improvement, the hot summer temperatures and the drought have caused prices to soar for crops like corn and soybeans all the way to eggs and pork. But even as drought conditions improve in the state of Georgia prices will still go up since the drought is not improving in parts of the Central and Midwestern U.S. In fact, some grain and soybean prices are already at a 50 percent increase. And since corn is a main ingredient used in everything from dog foods, to certain make-up brands, that price increase will likely spread to many other products quickly.
But there is a silver lining. Some foods like tomatoes, grapes, peppers, basil, and radishes not only survive the drier conditions, but actually grow and taste better during a drought if picked at the right time.