Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

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Corn plants dry in a drought-stricken farm field on July 17, 2012... News PhotoAgriculture,Damaged,Drought,Dry,Emergencies and Disasters,Farm,Field,Horizontal,Outdoors,Rural Scene,USA,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesFRITCHTON, IN - JULY 17: Corn plants dry in a drought-stricken farm field on July 17, 2012 near Fritchton, Indiana. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades. Indiana was the nation's fourth largest corn producer in 2011. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)