Drought among drains on Midwest economy

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | 7:23 a.m. CDT; updated 11:02 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 4, 2012

OMAHA, Neb.— An August survey suggests that the continuing drought and lessening export demand for U.S. products are among the drains on the economy in nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report released Tuesday.