America has declared a natural disaster in 26 states as the worst drought in a quarter century sweeps across the country.
Sweltering heat and scant rainfall has devastated crops across the parched Midwest region, forcing the US government to provide low interest loans to stricken farmers.
It has also led to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) slashing production forecasts for corn and soyabean, while warning of the global consequences.
America is currently the highest exporter of corn in the world, shifting over half of global produce.
Bob Bowman, a corn grower in the US’s top corn growing state Iowa, said he’s never seen conditions so bad.
"This corn should be as high as my head right now, and it is only waist high," he said.
"If we don't get rain in the next two weeks, it will be a lot more serious."
In many parts of the Midwest, daily temperatures have averaged around 10 to 13 degrees higher than usual, while receiving very little rainfall.
Illinois, Missouri and Indiana have also been badly affected.
To try and help desperate farmers, the US Government announced a new package of emergency support, promising to deliver faster and more flexible assistance to farmers.
Experts have said it is the worst drought to hit America since 1988, when low rainfall and soaring temperatures cost the US economy nearly \$40bn (£26bn).