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Posted Tue Feb 19 2013: from Climate Central:
The Top 10 Hardest-Hit States for Crop Damage
The searing U.S. drought of 2012 devastated the nation's corn crop, pushing yields down in some states to their lowest levels in nearly 30 years. According to recently-released numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Missouri, Illinois and Indiana were among the hardest hit Corn Belt states, with yields at 28-, 26-, and 22-year lows, respectively.... Overall, crop-related farm income was not down substantially in 2012, despite the severe drought. The unusually high crop prices and record insurance payouts -- at least $14 billion in government aid has already been doled out -- helped offset drought-related profit losses.
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