The tropical storm is expected to hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday and could be a hurricane by then. Its track then could take it over Florida and up toward Tampa, where tens of thousands are gathering to nominate Mitt Romney.
Pot growers often leave an open space to grow marijuana in the middle of a cornfield. But as drought turns corn crops brown, marijuana remains a distinctive green. A trooper tells the News And Tribune the pot is easier to spot from the air.
At her family's restaurant on Lake Winnebago, Linda Wendt oversees a staff of almost 50 people. And that, more than anything, has made her feel a connection to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The federal government has declared an additional 23 counties to be disaster areas. And the latest crop estimates indicate more than half of the corn planted this year is doing poorly. Parched lands hurt everyone from farmers and ranchers to barge operators and commodity traders.
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