Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

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A soybean plant struggles to survive in a drought-stricken farm field... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Agriculture,Damaged,Farm,Field,Finance,Horizontal,Illinois,Outdoors,Rural Scene,Soybean,Strategy,Struggle,USA,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesSHAWNEETOWN, IL - JULY 16: A soybean plant struggles to survive in a drought-stricken farm field on July 16, 2012 near Shawneetown, Illinois. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades. According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture 42 percent of the state's soybean crop and 48 percent of the state's corn crop is currently in poor to very poor condition. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)