Record high temperatures and lack of rainfall are creating the worst drought conditions for US farmers in a generation. The US Department of Agriculture has declared more than 1000 counties in 26 states natural disaster areas as crops there deteriorate. VOA's Kane Farabaugh has more from Illinois, one of the hardest-hit states.
The foreign ministers of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand held meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on July 13 on sidelines of sn Asean meeting in Phnom Penh to discuss US's initiatives on cooperation in development of lower Mekong river. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann reports.