Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

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Dianne Kujawa looks over an ear of corn picked from one of the fields... NyhetsfotoAlternativ,Farm,Finansväsen,Fält,Horisontell,Illinois,Jordbruk,Majs,Make,Män,Nödfall och katastrofer,Titta,Torka,USA,Utomhus,Vuxen,VäderPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesASHLEY, IL - JULY 16: Dianne Kujawa looks over an ear of corn picked from one of the fields she farms with her husband on July 16, 2012 near Ashley, Illinois. The field from which the corn was picked has yielded more than 180 bushels of corn per acre in past years, Kujawa expects to get less than 15 bushels per acre from this year’s drought-damaged crop. According to the Illinois Farm Bureau the state is experiencing the sixth driest year on record. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)