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South African Farmer’s Drought Pain Lifted Only by New Son

“It’s depressing -- I have never, ever in my memory seen this,” said Ryan Mathews, a corn farmer, in Lichtenburg, South Africa. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

30 March 2015


“It’s depressing -- I have never, ever in my memory seen this,” said Ryan Mathews, a corn farmer, in Lichtenburg, South Africa. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

“It’s depressing — I have never, ever in my memory seen this,” said Ryan Mathews, a corn farmer, in Lichtenburg, South Africa. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

By Andre Janse van Vuuren and Tshepiso Mokhema

Ryan Mathews peeled a withered cob taken from his sun-scorched fields filled with waist-high brown corn plants that should have towered above his head with green leaves by March.

“I have never, ever in my memory seen this,” said Mathews, 31…

Read the full article from Bloomberg.

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