I was asked to comment on the 2012 drought, by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. They have been active in food issues the past few years as part of their Global Agricultural Development Initiative. I especially like their weekly newsletter (despite its title "Food for Thought", which I suspect tops the list of most over-used phrases in the world). It's a great a way to follow different stories in the media, especially on the status of production and policies in other countries. you can sign up for it here.
You can see my post here and the rest of the drought series here.