We have a corn crisis in this country right now. America is on track for the smallest corn crop in six years due to the drought devastating more than 50% of the United States.
Now, you may have heard about how the resulting price increase for corn will hit you if you drink soda, or eat cereal, both made from corn. But you're being hit another way you may not know about.
Most dairy and beef cattle eat corn feed and rising prices has forced cattlemen to find alternatives.
That brings us to tonight's number: 50%.
That's how much some ranchers are saving by using corn alternatives. Alternatives like, cottonseed, rice, potatoes and peanuts. But that's not all they're using. According to reports from across the country, ranchers have started feeding their cattle with junk food.
CNN's Erin Burnett reports.