Drought in Mexico is so bad that monkeys are dropping from trees

Mexico is suffering under heat and drought conditions, and it is having a ripple effect on crops and animals.

Conditions are so severe, that many are reporting monkeys are dropping dead out of trees in the country’s jungles. At the same time, some citizens in Mexico City are not allowed to take water out of reservoirs that are drying up.

The extreme drought is causing Mexico to buy even more U.S. corn than usual.
As of a few weeks ago, sales and shipments of U.S. corn to Mexico totaled 778 billion bushels, up almost 200 billion bushels from a year ago.

According to DTN forecasts, Mexico’s temperatures should remain above normal through summer.